Monday, July 8, 2019

Flourishing at Flour-ish

Karen and Jimmymeow asked us to go with them to Flour-ish, a bakery/cafe in the town of Conroe, which is about halfway, maybe a little less, to Houston.  A road trip for food?  Of course we said yes!

Flour-ish is pretty unassuming from the outside - it's in the corner of a building in downtown Conroe, which is a really cute area.  I swear, Karen and Jimmy find the best places!  We arrived around 9:00 am and it wasn't crowded at all, which was nice.  That gave Jeff and I time to study the menu and when we both had questions, we ended up talking with the baker herself.  It was hard to decide which means we need to make another trip there to try even more things.

Karen displaying a fruit tart - we got one as well and it was delicious.  
This is a kouign-amann and if you are ever offered a piece of one, TAKE IT.  Karen and Jimmy ordered them and shared with us - it's a buttery sugary delight that makes all your cares float away.  It's also described as "the fattiest pastry in all of Europe" and I can believe that.  Get it anyway.
Water for the table comes in cute bottles; Jimmy was our waterelier, refilling our glasses as needed throughout the meal.
Karen ordered a biscuit with bacon - their biscuits are known for being the best!
Jimmy ordered avocado toast - topped with bacon and a fried egg, yum.
Jeff ordered the Greek - a beautiful salad atop a large piece of naan.  It had a side of hummus as well.
I ordered the French picnic and this stunned all of us when the waiter set it down and now I want all of my meals served on a board.

My meal was a picnic, deconstructed, served on a board.  It was beautiful and I was so thrilled with all of the fun tidbits that came with it.  The highest focaccia bread I've ever seen, along with ham, brie, Parmesan, apple slices, and in tiny bowls, Dijon mustard, olives, cashews, and apricot jam.  It was so good!  I ate what I could and passed the rest off to Jeff - except for the jam and bread.  This was the best apricot jam I've ever had and it reminded me of my childhood because apricot trees were all over the valley where I grew up and you'd get dried apricots and apricot jam every season and if they'd been selling a jar of this jam I would have bought one, it was that good.

Karen and I walked around the bakery after we'd finished our meals.  We briefly considered getting a slice of this cake:
Orange cake layered with chocolate ganache, topped with cream cheese icing. 

But we were realllllly full.  Next time cake's gonna happen.  Everything was so fun, from the Vespa parked inside:
The guy behind the counter said we could take it for a ride...dang it, why didn't we?

To the decor:
Motel room key tags to mark your order number at the table!
Now that's a nice coffee station!
Their mission statement.

It was a wonderful morning of good friends and good food and I'm so glad we went.  If you are ever in Conroe, be sure to stop by Flour-ish for breakfast or lunch...and if you spy a kouign-amann in the bakery case, GET IT.

14 comments:

  1. What a fun little place! I've never heard of kouignamann but now I will be looking for it on menus!

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    1. Let me know if you find it - I don't think I've seen it on a bakery menu before this, but then, I probably wouldn't have known what the word meant, so I would have passed it up. Never again! ;)

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  2. That kouignamann looks like a cross between a croissant and a muffin filled with goodness. Your board is very French. I've had several meals served like that on the French side of St. Martin. I have no idea how you guys figured out what to order as every single thing sounds delicious to me. I can say, you and Karen have better discipline than me - I've probably would have taken a piece of that cake to go, for later.

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    1. Don't you just love getting a meal on a board?! And yes, we might have taken a piece of cake for later but it would have melted in the car because we stopped at a few antique shops on our way home. #Texasheat #gross

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    1. It was! We kept saying we need one in our town.

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  4. Wow all the food looks so good!

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  5. Everything looks fantastic! And the decor was so cute. What a great place to visit!!

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  6. That place sounds just perfect for me! Yummers. And fattest pastry? I'll have two, thank you very much.

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  7. Well, next time, start with the cake! Ha ha. :)

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  8. What a fun place! Fattiest pastry in Europe?! Hells yes sign me up! Everything looks so good! I love that you guys travel for food. We do too <3

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  9. What a neat place! I would sooo be checking it out if it wasn’t ohhh 1000 miles from where I live!!

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