Bryan’s Cheesecakes

Yeah, that’s exactly what you think it is … BANANA PUDDING CHEESECAKE! Who’s responsible for this marriage of all-things-good-and-right-in-the-world?  Bryan’s Cheesecakes.

The longtime staple at First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Bryan’s Cheesecakes have made their way to Broad Street in Mineola joining one of the greatest collections of antique shopping and fun dining in all of East Texas.

Image of Chocolate Extreme Cheesecake, Bryan's CheesecakesSimply put, Bryan’s Cheesecakes are spectacular. The Banana Pudding Cheesecake was everything you’d might expect from such a combination. Likewise for the Chocolate Extreme that we tried. But what really caught our attention was the luxurious texture of each bite. Most of the time high-end cheesecakes are very dense and somewhat heavy…not that that’s a bad thing! These cheesecakes were more airy in nature, if you can believe that, yet still filling. My wife and I had stepped into Bryan’s Cheesecakes after a big meal, fully intending to “share” the slices we purchased. As the old saying goes, there’s always room for dessert and while we shared a bite or two with one another, each slice was completely gone by night’s end.

Bryan’s Cheesecakes offers a more-traditional New York-style Cheesecake but their gourmet offerings are difficult to pass up. Consider:

  • White Chocolate Blueberry Cheesecake
  • Salted-caramel Apple Cheesecake
  • Lemon Cheesecake
  • Birthday Cake Cheesecake

A nice addition to the terrific options at Bryan’s Cheesecakes are the out-of-this-world cupcakes by Teresa Cannon whose baking skills are well-known throughout Lindale.

If neither cheesecake nor cupcakes are your style, the Mineola installation of Bryan’s Cheesecakes also has several popular flavors of Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream on hand.

People’s tastes and dining habits have changed over the years. Pie pantries, bakeries, and confectionaries are disappearing left and right. And, let’s face it; your favorite restaurant probably isn’t known for its desserts. Bryan’s Cheesecakes is filling that void. Once again, you can top off a nice, savory meal with something sweet.  Welcome to Mineola, Bryan’s Cheesecakes!


Collin Street Bakery – Lindale

Collin Street Bakery, Lindale, Texas
Collin Street Bakery, Lindale, Texas

Hey, did you know the world-famous Collin Street Bakery has made it to Lindale!

For the uninitiated, CSB rose to prominence as a purveyor of fine fruit cakes  <insert fruitcake jokes here>.  But over the years, the company has expanded its offerings to include cakes, pies, and cookies.  Similar to locations in Corsicana and Waco, the Lindale store also offers soups, sandwiches, and other light fare.

And, if you’re an early riser, come by for breakfast at 7 a.m.

A coworker tipped me off to the Jalapeno Bread.  I’ve also had their Cinnamon Bread, Cheese Rolls, and their White Chocolate Chip cookies.  All of it is good stuff!  On colder days, you can’t beat their Potato Soup.

If you have designs on hitting this place after Sunday church, you’d better hope for no more than a standard three-point sermon out of Parson Brown.  But take-out is available and the store has plenty of room for browsing all the goodies.

A true Texas treasure, we’re proud to have Collin Street Bakery right here in our own East Texas backyard.

Full disclosure, is compensated by Collin Street Bakery anytime someone clicks on one of these tasty treats and places an order.

Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Deep Dish Pecan Pie DeLuxe® Fruitcake
Deep Dish Fudge Pecan Pie DeLuxe® Fruitcake
Collin Street Bakery, Lindale, Texas

Interstate 20 & FM 849, Hideaway Lake exit 552
17044 I-20 W
Lindale, Texas 75771