A French cafe and bakery in Houston.

This is the story of an immigrant Lebanese family in love with French Food. Love at first sight exists, Samih and Dolly Baaklini confirmed. When they first stepped into Flo Paris Bakery in 2015, they embarked in an entrepreneurial adventure. 

Born and raised in Dhour El Choueir, Lebanon, Samih and Dolly Baaklini are the proud owners of FLO PARIS BAKERIES. 

With four Houston locations—including Downtown, Rice Village, Rice University, and the original flagship bakery West of the Galleria—FLO PARIS is Houston’s own ode to Paris where French cuisine lovers meet, work, eat, and relax.

The Baaklinis acquired FLO in 2015. From the moment they walked through the doors, it has had a special place in their hearts. From Chef George’s award-winning macarons, pastries, and exquisitely designed cakes to the bakery’s artisan interior and lively atmosphere, FLO’s sights, smells, and tastes transport Houstonians to their very own corner of Paris. FLO can also bring Paris to you with their elegant, high quality catering. 

While FLO is a successful business, it is not just a place we own to secure a financial future. It is our chance to add something special to Houston, Texas, the most diverse city in the world,” says Samih. “We are proud of our vibrant menu, our courteous staff, and simply providing a place for conversation. There is no place in Houston quite like FLO.” say Samih and Dolly.

Having immigrated to the United States in 1976, Samih landed in New York and Indiana to obtain a degree in architecture. In 1995 he moved to Houston, Texas, and established McKinney Construction, an active contracting vendor and partner for the City of Houston. Dolly acquired a degree in Finances and Accounting. The Baaklinis are the proud parents of their son Albert and their daughter Eliane. 

For more information about FLO PARIS BAKERIES, including hours of operation, menu, and locations, visit www.floparisbakery.com

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