After months of rumors and speculation, it was finally announced last week that there will indeed be a second location of tremendously popular Montrose bakery Common Bond. Even better—it will be located right here in the Heights! Owners Johnny Caramba and George Joseph will be bringing their delicious artisan pastries to the Heights Waterworks development, where it will join with Hopdoddy burger bar and Ripe Cuisine in a space previously intended to be an Ascension coffee shop.
Common Bond is known for helping patrons achieve pastry nirvana with their croissants, French macarons, house made bread, and their signature item, the Kouign Amann. If you haven’t yet tried one, rectify that immediately! Pronounced “Queen Amann,” the pastry is a French specialty featuring croissant-like dough laminated with butter and sugar, rather than just butter like a croissant. The sugar caramelizes and turns the whole thing into a buttery, sweet, crunchy, little piece of heaven.
In addition to sweets and carbs, Common Bond also serves top-notch coffee, house-made jams and preserves, an extensive brunch menu, flatbreads, gourmet sandwiches, and more. Hours have been extended through dinner and into the evening, which has helped alleviate the previous problem Common Bond had with very long lines.
The expansion project is still in early planning stages, and as of now, no projected opening date has been announced, other than the vague window of fourth-quarter 2018. Rest assured we will be waiting anxiously and will update with more information when we hear further.