We are a family owned and operated 16 year old bakery located in the midtown/ downtown area of Houston. On Sundays after church, Myrtle Zachary-Jackson’s family of cooks and bakers gathered to make meals for one another. Her elders rarely used recipes, so Myrtle had to study every step until she could replicate their dishes herself.
Just as her grandparents and aunts imbued her with a passion for baking, she inspired her daughters, Andrea and Rosharon, to start baking at a young age. When Myrtle decided to open Not Jus Donuts Bakery in 2000, she turned to her daughters and grandchildren for help in re-creating their family recipes, by then some five or six generations old.
Sticking to tradition, every dessert at Not Jus Donuts is homemade the way it should be. The ladies crack every farm-fresh egg by hand before whipping up cheesecakes, cookies, cupcakes, pies and more. While no preservatives added, their cakes range from standard sheet cakes to 3-D creations designed to resemble basketballs and handbags and let's not forget their exquisitely decorated wedding cakes.
This place is awesome. Got to try it!
We had Not Jus’ Donuts make our wedding cake and everyone absolutely loved it! It was so moist and delicious as well as beautiful! Fun little local bakery with the nicest people and they have a layaway cake plan which really helped us since we were on a budget. Seriously, this is the best cake I have ever had and they delivered to our wedding free of charge!!! I love you Not Jus’ Donuts! You made our wedding extra magical. More...
They have really decadent selections from cakes, to cookies, cupcakes, and cheesecake! I love the mini lemon bundt cake. It was extremely rich. Made my stomach hurt. I'll have to request a cake with light sugar. I don't know if they even have a sugar-free option. They're good though. More...
I always order me a Butter Pound Cake .I truly enjoy my cake.The staff is always friendly with a Godly smile.Thank you all for your great service.
Ordered a last minute cake a day before the party date and they came through on my order. My order accommodated about 20 guest.
Melissa R McClung
This is the second time we have turned to Not Jus' Donuts to make the opening night treats for our performers and crew. You ladies are WONDERFUL at working with us to create a treat that not only matches the theme of the production, but are also delicious! You've got fans at Houston Grand Opera! More...
The Buttermilk Pie, is the bomb!
Everyone at our table was enjoying everything. The place has an awesome feel to it. Menu is similar to a restaurant in Jacksonville I loved.
Michael de La Cerda
Epic chocolate cake with epic employees. The pickiest chocolate cake eating boy in town loved it and so did everyone at his party . Delicious! They even saw me stick it in my trunk and immediately called concerned that I was going to go to far in the heat but I was going just up the street so we were good ! Love the cake love the service . More...
Service is always timely even when they have a full house. Prices are appropriate for the quality.
food was so delicious. definitely worth a return visit.
i give this spot two thumbs up. had a friend come into town and she asked me to take her here again. this place has a cool feel to it. i see why this place has a lot of positive reviews. More...
Super appetizing. Nothing but pleasant experiences here. The place has a nice feel to it. Feels similar to a restaurant in New York I loved.
The place has a cool atmosphere. Menu is similar to a restaurant in Jacksonville I liked.
Certainly worth a return visit. The bill was fair. Makes me feel like I am back in Tucson.
looking forward to returning with my relatives. bring your appetite because portions are large.
I love going here. The place has a great feel to it.
Erika T. Browne
One of my favorite places to go
Tanzi-Raquel Denise Blankenship Curry
every year, at least twice a year, we have the pleasure of enjoying the Not Jus' Donuts treats. Everytime we share them, we get all kinds of compliments about how wonderful they. I am so pleased everytime i visit the shop. Thank you for being a staple in my life More...
I have never been to the United States. Forget about Texas. But I'm hopeful to visit this place once in my life.
I'll return family next time. The bill was fair for the quality of the food.
Always great customer service. The cakes and pastries are always on point!! I highly recommend Not Jus Donuts.
Definitely worth a return visit. The place has a nice feel to it. Food is similar to a cafe in Indianapolis I liked.
Mimi Sweat DC
Very nice and friendly staff...ALL SMILES!! The Billionaire Cake is life changing ☺️ The moistest pound cake I have ever had!!
Awesome. Sums it up. Love the atmosphere.
It good but i believe they are going to be moving
Next time I'll be back with my coworkers. The prices are fair for the quality of food.
the staff was friendly and sociable. the place has a great atmosphere. reminds me of a restaurant in philadelphia that i enjoyed.
They always deliver on fresh delicious goodies for all of our Birthdays and Holidays! Heavenly Butter Cakes and the Peach Cobblers are perfection!
Great cakes and pies and don't forget the cookies
I'd give six stars, if I could. We needed something to treat the chorus, orchestra, and crew on the opening night of our show. .. and to match the theme of the show, we needed some pretty specific colors. Having never ordered from this business before, I placed the order over the phone and just hoped for the best.Oh my gracious, did they come through! 480 cake balls in hot pink and turquoise, with gold sparkles... it looked like the cake-ball version of the designer, and tasted great as well! Despite surprise major renovations by the building management, they were able to exceed our expectations. Will DEFINITELY order from them again! More...
Some of the best cakes, pies, cookies and cobblers in town. My wife and I are long-time customers and have never had a problem with quality. We are glad they are in the neighborhood and will continue to patronize this great establishment with great people and service. More...
They are delicious. The billionaire cake is too die for.
Some of the best cakes, pies, cookies and cobblers in town. My wife and I are long-time customers and have never had a problem with quality. We are glad they are in the neighborhood and will continue to patronize this great establishment. More...
I give this place two thumbs up. Had a sister come into town and asked me to take her here again. It has a good interior.
Peach cobbler Chess pie Pecan Pie Sweet Potato Pie !! My niece also love the pound cake!!!
The cakes are great. They did an awesome job on my daughter's Graduation cakes.
love those cookies...recommending to all my coworkers
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I will say these folks are very nice and make good on their word. There was a mishap with my wedding cake, but the team went above and beyond to make it right. The cake and desserts are very good, they also have great customer service. Thank you Andrea and Krislyn for the communication and doing what y’all could to make the situation right. We will be back! More...
We ordered the "Heavenly Butter" cake for a coworker's birthday and everyone in our office loved it. We hope to order from this bakery again. Delicious!
One of the best spots in the area. Service is consistently great. The place has an awesome atmosphere.
Ordered several items at one time dor friends and they were all amazing!!! Service was excellent! Highly recommend!
Always fresh products! Nice and moist just melts in your mouth! I've been a customer for 15years now and they are my definite go too when I want the best!! Love them!!
We chose Not Jus' Donuts for our wedding cake and cupcakes and it was the best decision ever. Pricing was fair and the flavor was out of this world! !!! Thank you so much! Highly recommend! More...
Well worth the wait in line. Next time I will order and pay in Advance for Express Service.
Love them and the cakes
Tonya Jones Gabriel
I.ate my cake before I left the lot....delicious
Best cake shop
Best cakes ever!!
Great service. Everyone is welcoming. Deserts are amazing.
They are awesome. Sweet indulgence!!!
Local business that makes extremely delicious cakes. I have special ordered at least four cakes for various occasions over the past year and they were all excellent.
So so Good! I love the people that work there, kind heart, generous, very professional, if something that you don't like they will work with you to get it right, but me myself I love the place, I just need to keep my behind out of there, people I know tell me they love it, everything was so delicious, I can't help myself this is my favorite spot. Love y'all. So go by there and fill your sweet craving!!!....... More...
The peach cobbler is to die for!!!! Great home feel bakery, everyone are nice . Must try the pound cake as well.
I absolutely loved my anniversary cake! I wasn’t even thinking about getting one but after seeing a post of all the beautiful cakes I decided to order one and I got same day service! ! The cake was soooo yummy! It was absolutely delicious! Fresh and moist and the best buttercream icing I have ever had!! Thank you soooo much for ending my night with a bang!!! More...
The Mininie Mouse cake was delicious. The cake was very moist. Yummy! Thanks again..from Ivy and family.
Xochilt Musachia McBride
Thank you so much for Madi’s cake ! It was beautiful and delicious. Our guests were in awe!
Tamara B Nervis
Love love love this bakery. I've been going to it for quite a while and have always been pleased! Mrs. Mrtyle and her team of wonderful ladies send out their best products with great smiles and pleasant personalities. I really can't speak enough great words and love I have for this place and it's owner and employees, just go in but some sweets and trust you will be so happy you did. More...
I love the oatmeal raisin cookies. They are the best!
As someone who takes their cake super serious, I am picky when it comes to eating this delicacy. The back story, I happened to come into town for business, and it was my mother’s birthday. After searching online for quite sometime, I saw “Not Jus’ Donuts Bakery” and was pleased with the reviews. I called the bakery the day before my mothers planned “birthday party” and the sweet woman I spoke to on the phone took my order perfectly. I arrived around 24 hours later (as promised) and like a fairy tail, my mother’s cake was ready. I ordered the “Heavenly Butter Cake,” with butter cream frosting and the name did this cake justice! The cake was pretty, moist, and best of all delicious! If I could give Not Jus’ Donuts 100 stars I would. The cake was a special addition to my mom’s beautiful day. � More...
This bakery is awesome... they were able to make my daughters birthday cake on short notice and the flavor “strawberry” I wanted. My daughter was very happy with her cake. The cake was moist and good... but the only thing was I ordered and paid for fresh strawberry for filling and got preserves, I was very clear on this when ordering, I don’t know if that is considered fresh strawberry to them.I will still recommend this bakery to anyone in search of a cake.My husband is the one who went in and paid, and had nothing but nice things to say about the people who assisted him, they are very polite here! More...
Nikki Hawkins Knight
So today...I NEEDED a cake. Whoever made the German Chocolate cake TODAY is my bestie. It's fabulous and I'm in heaven. Thanks NJD...#cakelife
Purchased a carrot cake and it was wonderful, everyone enjoyed it! Thank you.
Local owned Family Bakery. Great service. The cakes are DELICIOUS--no icing needed (the icing is sweet & decadent)!! Not a lot of parking. This place is worth a visit.
Everything is so delicious. Pastries, cookies, cakes and pies. It's fat boy heaven.
You must stop by and purchase a slice or two of the billionaire cake! Simply wonderful!
We stopped in to support this business after coming across them looking for a bakery and I love to support our own. After trying SR (name withheld) they were tooooo sweet for us. Not Jus Dounts is perfectly balanced. I highly recomend the Billionaire cake it has a billionaire flavor. I know real banana pudding so I gave theirs a try and it is pretty close to how grandma use to make. We will be returning for something delicious very soon. More...
Best one I know
Shout out to Not Jus Donuts for making my baby's cake awesome!!! The pictures are priceless. I'll be getting all my cakes here in the future. ❤
Oooh man these ladies sure can bake! Everything I have tried here is so effing good. Plus I love how friendly everyone is!
Best Pumpkin Pie ever. Will be back for Christmas.
The one and only bake place I'll do business with... The very best of everything!!! They put love in everything they do!!!!
We recently purchased a cake from your bakery for a wedding. It was Excellent. Your bakery put their foot in that cake!! It was sooo good from service to taste. We Even had people going back and cutting their own slices . Again, Thank you! More...
We have bought 2 wedding cakes 4 baptisms, too many birthday's to count, A grooms cake a graduation cake and now a Quince cake! ! We have used other cake places for a few occasions only to be disappointed this truly is the best cake place in Houston/Galveston! They are always friendly and professional! However they still make you feel like family!!! More...
Cakes taste like my grandmother's cakes so we buy regularly for my family's birthday parties and guests are always impressed and ask where we got them. Always a great choice.
Only had the sliced cake and a birthday cake but they are delicious. Can't wait to try everything else!
I ordered for a classic plain cheesecake a couple of weeks ago for a birthday occasion of my relatives. The cheesecake was excellent and delicious. The business team is very friendly and co-operative. It was good interacting with them from overseas :) More...
Best cakes ever! I love the plain butter cakes, superb peach cobbler and delicious banana pudding...these are my favorites!
The sour cream cake is so soft and delicious. The peach cobbler is so so heavenly!
The cake we ordered was tasty. He products rhey do have are good. The name is misleading though. It's more like barely donuts. I thought I would have choice. There was one kind. More...
The buttermilk pie is amazing, and they're always really friendly.
Very pretty and delightful cakes!
This store will provide your cravings. And you'll be satisfied
Had a red velvet donut here a few weeks ago. SO GOOD!!
All I bought was one chocolate chip cookie, which I ate in the car and then turned around to go back and buy another. They were delicious!
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ALL my husband asked for on his birthday was the Billionaire cake because it's our favorite! He was so happy when I returned home with the cake! Although I've been to the bakery several times; it smelled extra delicious! More...
Everybody know I can't wait to bash a place but I just can't this time. These cakes are to die for. Very delicious. .. Keep up the good work! �
These beautiful women cake bake! They make everything taste like heaven!
The billionaire cake is excellent and the lemon chess pie tastes like love!
They made my daughter Emoji cake it came out awesome ands tasted amazing
I had the billionaire pound cake, and the only 'complaint' (lol) that I have is you could have left the glaze off. This cake is soooo rich and yet the texture is light, and it can stand on its own. Glad I didn't have a glass of cold milk. More...
Love my Valentine treats....thanks Not Jus' Donuts.
This place is the truth. Very Christian atmosphere.. I love the cake you all done for my daughters baby shower... thank you soooooo much! !! Please come out and support these ladies!!! More...
Great location and great sweets Come out get what you need.
Las personas, que trabajan en ese lugar. Son muy amables ,le dedicaron tiempo a mi hijo. Compartieron ,algunos secretos .para que my hijo pudiera hacer flores para sus pasteles
Surpassed my expectations & the service was exceptional, from the general questions i had over the phone, to the time i walked through the doors.
Stopped in craving something sweet with apple and enjoyed a delicious apple pie stick. The hot coffee on the side went perfect with the sweet treat.
Great bakery products to eat.
Ladies! I just seen your episode on Buddy's Bakery Rescue. I'm truly touched by the family love and sincere appreciation y'all showed to Buddy. I've never cried so much watching a reality show. I only wish I lived in the area so I could experience your tasty treats! May God continue to bless your family, and I think your mother has done an awesome job keeping the dream alive and never giving up. God bless,Tamatha NewtonPelham, TN More...
It was a great place to visit every one was so kind and welcoming.
The ladies are very nice and the customer service is excellent. The cookies are to die for and taste amazing!!!
I'm a long time customer I've always been extremely happy with all my purchases. I tried other bakeries at co-workers' request they just didn't compare at all. I rather stick with the best!!!! Keep on baking from the soul. More...
I've never been disappointed with the food or service. I try to find reasons to order from them as I can't wait for occasions. The desserts are GREAT!
This cake is magic... I have never been dissapointed nor anyone who i know who has had this cake. "The cream cheese" cake is fantastic!!!
Wooooow it's a really really beautiful bakery. I'd like visit this bakery, I'm from Chile. Greattings♡
The absolute best
Troy D. Anderson
That Billionaire cake...PHEEEEW! Awesomely Wonderful!
The cakes are consistently delicious! I was introduced to you 10 years ago for my mother's 75th Birthday and I have never stopped...
DONT SECOND GUESS YOUR ORDER; Your taste buds will love you! I recently needed an immediate cake order for my best friends wedding and Not Jus' Donuts rescued me yet again! The level of customer service and professionalism of this Bakery full of love NEVER seizes to amaze me! I never have expectations as every item I have purchased is consistently AWESOME not only visually but most importantly TASTE! Head on over to Dowling St. Or call and place your order: tell them Brooks sent you! ✌️ More...
You see a lot of beautiful wedding cakes. But mine was beautiful and delicious! I heard about how good my cake was for months! Pineapple butter creme! I still crave it! More...
Un mm se ve delicioso prontamente cuando me encuentre Houston los visitaré
Gristle & Gossip
Fantastic minority owned, family business serving up cookies, pies and custom cakes in the heart of the historic 3rd Ward Texas. This is where you go if you are looking for something straight out of Granny's kitchen. EVERYTHING IS DELICIOUS.. so knowing that I suggest (in no particular order):The Lemon Pecan pieChocolate Cake popsRanger cookies Sweet potato pieThe service is great, they are very nice about recommendations, also back in the day they had a yelp check in special..look into that. More...
Great variety of donuts. Everything tastes AMAZINGLY GOOD! Try to go either really early or really late or else you'll be waiting for a while in line. Super friendly staff. Their donuts are great, creative, fun, and delicious! And not to mention the prices for a dozen of specialty donuts is unbeatable and awesome!! More...
Whenever I am in need of a great cake for a gathering or party, this is where I go. I usually get the Heavenly Butter Cake, which has always been a crowd pleaser, but this time I tried the Billionaire cake with buttercream icing and it was equally as popular at my party. As lovely as my event was all the way around, the thing everyone kept asking was, "Who made the cake?" And of course, there was none left over! Guests always come back for seconds or try to take some home. This bakery is consistent with it's freshness and moistness. Cake melts in your mouth and is never too sweet! More...
Great custom cake!
The mini cakes are to die for!
Omg that Billionaire cake is the bomb, I came here two times in a row. I'm so happy I found you ladies! So From now on in the future I will definitely be getting cakes made from the ladies here!
Malcolm A. Smith
EVERYTHING IS DELICIOUS.. so knowing that I suggest (in no particular order): The Cupcakes Bunt Cake Billionaire Cake Red Velvet Cake Lemon Pecan Pie Chocolate Cake Pops Ranger Cookies Sweet Potato Pie The service is great, they are very nice about recommendations, also back in the day they had a yelp check in special..look into that.
There's nothing better than seen my grand kids happy faces, when we go buy Cake pops nd my most favorite pecan pie ;)) Thank you, Not jus' Donuts Bakery For all of ya wonderful Sweets nd Love♡
I've been ordering from this bakery for 5 years and each time has been great, but this year the heavenly butter cake balls were exceptional!!!!
The only bakery for me!!! I love it!
Terrell X Barnes
Sweets equal treats...expert approved (me). Know what you may be saying no to. Stop on by you won't regret the experience. They are Not Jus' Donuts!
Andrew Nunnally Jr.
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Tiffany Williams Davis
The best cakes in Houston!
Awesome Product and Awesome Service, just wished the front greeter would be happier to see her customers but it doesn't stop me from going. Love This Spot!
Im n louisiana watch the tlc show I must come visit my next visit when I go to texas
Crystal Beck Wielichowski
The peach cobbler, sweet potato pie and brownie cookies are the bomb!!!!!
Went by today and grabbed some sweet potato pie!! OMG it is awesome!!! Found myself a new home. Love the family atmosphere and how welcomed I felt! ! Thank you ladies!! Your new family member lololol Karen!!! More...
Can't wait to order!
Watching you guys on TLC & wow! What an amazing bakery you all have! I love in KY but my grandmother lives in Corpus Christi, next time I'm in TX I'm coming to try all sorts of deserts! ! Y'all have made me have such a sweet tooth & I don't have anything sweet to make!! :) More...
Nikita LaShea Wooten
I got my son's birthday cake from Not Jus Donuts today it was so moist and delicious and the decoration was excellent thank you so much ladies.
Friendly service, scrumptious looking treats....couldn't even wait to get home before we tore into them!
The sweet potato cheesecake was delicious. You can taste all the flavors
BEAUTIFUL CAKES ANY STYLE YOU WANT REASONABLE PRICES. GREAT FLAVORS. TRY IT FOR YOURSELF.....
Great little family run bakery. The cake was delicious. Try the red velvet!
I love this place! Please try the strawberry delight! This bakery is the best in town!