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Five Best: Cinnamon Rolls

11/29/2018 03:38PM ● By Julieta Hernandez

By: Julieta Hernandez  Photo by: Rachel Benavides

Nothing compares to a classic cinnamon roll — that beloved and aromatic pastry made from simple ingredients. Local businesses in the Coastal Bend know how to roll in the dough and keep it short and sweet or thick and cinnamony. Here are some favorites!

Green Light Coffee: Many people enjoy Green Light Coffee’s cinnamon rolls because they’re never too sweet. Not overly gooey or rich, they are the perfect match for a delicious cup of coffee. Green Light’s cute, compact cinnamon rolls are homemade at their Southside location. Once the layers unfurl, the aromatic cinnamon sugar blend will entice your taste buds. 7426 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78413

Hester’s Cafe and Bakery at Six Points: Every morning, Hester’s bakers start from scratch with their homemade cinnamon rolls. They blend the butter and sugar together, roll the dough, and top each pastry with cinnamon glaze. In addition to the dedication mixed into the dough, there is a secret ingredient that sets Hester’s rolls apart from others in town. Hester’s rolls fall in the realm between fluffy and firm. Although they are rich and dense, you can feel and taste the fluffiness once they are pulled apart. Baked with a crispy outside and a soft, chewy inside, these cinnamon rolls are pastry perfection. 1714 S. Alameda St., Corpus Christi. Texas, Texas 78404

S & J’s Bakery: Anyone who talks about a perfect breakfast stop-and-go mentions S & J’s. Their kolaches are one thing, but their cinnamon rolls? Hold the icing before we go too crazy! The thick, hearty cinnamon roll offered at S&J’s bakery really does prove that everything is bigger in Texas — even our sweet tooth! Grabbing one of these bad boys to start your day proves that you mean business. 9618 Leopard St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78410

Hamlin Bakery: The Hamlin cinnamon roll is a slightly sweeter and richer traditional morning bun with a classic brown-sugar cinnamon filling. Hamlin bakers focus on keeping their rolls soft to the touch, ready to melt in your mouth. Made each morning, the cinnamon roll batches at Hamlin Bakery are buttery, moist with caramelized bottoms and topped with vanilla bean icing. 3801 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

JB’s German Bakery: On the island, you’ll find a quaint German bakery with picturesque cinnamon rolls on display. The buns do more than just look appetizing. With a lighter drizzle of icing on top, this flavorful roll is a community favorite that will live up to your breakfast pastry fantasies. 15137 S Padre Island, Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas 78418