A smattering of crumbs down a work shirt, a greasy corner-of-the-lips smile, a delicate flake of pastry hanging from a loose strand of hair…
If you know what to look for, you can spot bona fide croissant lovers everywhere.
And to induct you into this happy-go-lucky tribe, we’ve tracked down Perth’s best croissants and the neighbourhoods that love them.
Harvest Boulangerie Patisserie
Patisserie is French for dang-that’s-a-good-croissant! Ham and cheese, pain au chocolat or just good ol’ fashioned plain—the options at Harvest Boulangerie Patisserie are endless (*not actually endless). Mano a Mano coffee doesn’t hurt either.
It is more difficult than ever to complete a run at Hyde Park—with the baked delights of Chu Bakery enticing you at every turn. Sweet-tooths will go gaga for their almond, raspberry, hazelnut and kaya coconut varieties.
La Galette De France
From Subi markets to their little cafe in Nedlands, La Galette de France has become synonymous for good croissants. Word on the street is they make the holy grail of the almond variety.
New Norcia Bakeries
Turns out monks are pretty good at the ol’ pastry game. Head to one of New Norcia’s four locations for flakey-buttery-croissant-fun. The best kind of fun.
Traditional, almond, raison, chocolate, apple custard, ham and cheese—wait, I’m not done—ham, cheese and avocado, bacon cheese and tomato, salmon, avocado and cream cheese—STILL GOING, GIMME A SECOND WILL YA?!—bacon, egg and cheese and… *dies*
Yeah, I guess you could say Le Papillon does croissants.
Choux Cafe And Patisserie
Don’t mind if I choux! Head to Choux Cafe and Patisserie for a coffee the size of your head and a croissant that’s the real deal.
Small Print Baker And Coffee Maker
The only thing that rains down on St George’s Terrace more than money is croissant crumbs. No wonder, when Small Print Baker and Coffee Maker offer so many flakey delights.
La Belle Sweets
Three words that will change your life—Raspberry. Chocolate. Croissant. There hasn’t been a trio that’s worked so well together since the sweet pop harmonies of Hanson. Visit La Belle Sweets for croissant creations like this beautiful bastard. Mmm… Bop.
Jean Pierre Sancho
Wherever there is need of baked deliciousness
Boulangerie. Patisserie. Yes, they say all the right things at award-winning bakery Jean Pierre Sancho. Grab an almond croissant or pain au chocolat at one of their many locations and see what all the fuss is about.
Mary Street Bakery
Highgate and West Leederville
Layers upon buttery layers of happiness await you at Mary Street Bakery. Why wouldn’t you buy your croissants from the evil geniuses that came up with that salted caramel doughnut?!
Crescent-shaped happiness awaits you at Wild Bakery on South Terrace. Traditional is the name of the game here, so stock up on all the old favourites like pain au chocolat, almond and pain au raisin.
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Oh la la, this French bakery knows how to make a darn good croissant! Buttery, flaky and overall yum. Everything is worth a bite but if you're after only one thing then don't leave without one (or ten) or their almond croissants.
Chu Bakery | Image credit: Nancy Hanna