by Amy McCarthy  Nov 20, 2019, 10:37am CST


Now that fall is officially here, the weather in Houston hasn’t necessarily agreed with the season. It got cold for a little while, but now the temperatures are back to warm and humid.

Despite the city’s temperamental temperature, it’s only normal to crave fall desserts when it’s November, even if it’s almost 80 degrees outside. Find a perfect fall treat at one of these five new (or recently revamped) Houston dessert destinations, ranging from uber-trendy Japanese pancakes to chilly, weather-appropriate horchata popsicles.

Jiggly pancakes at Shun Japanese Kitchen
Known as Japanese pancakes or souffle pancakes, this airy breakfast dish has taken Instagram — and restaurants across the country — by storm. They’ve popped up in Houston previously, but pastry chef Renee Yoshida’s version of the decadent dessert is now available at Shun Japanese Kitchen on Sundays starting on November 24.

Shun Japanese Kitchen, 2802 South Shepherd Drive

Caramel cinnamon bread at Tom N Toms

This beloved Korean cafe just arrived on Bellaire Boulevard, bringing with it a fall dessert that cannot be missed — gigantic slices of toast spiced with cinnamon, showered with caramel, and topped with a scoop of fluffy whipped cream. Pair it with Tom N Toms’s rich hot chocolate.

Tom N Toms Coffee, 9393 Bellaire Boulevard

Sweet potato ice cream at Milk + Sugar

This Westheimer sweet shop is all-in on fall with a brand new ice cream that’s called It’s Fall, Y’all. Made with a sweet potato base, the ice cream is studded with chunks of sweet cornbread and packed with warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

Milk + Sugar, 1848 Westheimer Road

Pumpkin tres leches cake at Brennan’s of Houston
Tres leches cake can be found at dozens of Houston establishments, but Brennan’s chef Joe Cervantez is serving up a pumpkin-spiked version for fall that’s only available during the restaurant’s weekend brunch.

Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith Street

Horchata popsicles at Popfancy

Thanks to its warm, cinnamon-y flavor, horchata is a perfect fall drink, and it’s even better as a popsicle. Create the perfect chilly fall dessert at the new Bellaire Boulevard outpost of Popfancy by topping a horchata pop with Teddy Grahams cookies, pistachios, and a dark chocolate or matcha drizzle.

Popfancy, 9393 Bellaire Boulevard