So the Parisians may eat them for breakfast, but we Sydneysiders enjoy our croissants any time of day. The perfect croissant should be made from devilish loads of butter, pounded into layers of pastry dough, and folded over and over to achieve those luscious layers. Hit up these Sydney bakeries and cafés for the best in croissant devouring.
La Renaissance Patisserie | The Rocks
It sounds so much sexier when you can call it a croissant au beurre. This patisserie, established in 1974, has its roots firmly planted in French pastry-craft, and their croissants are proof of this. They’re generously buttery and gorgeously flaky, and if you’re strategic, order ahead and eat a whole dozen, all to yourself. They don’t skimp on the chocolate in the chocolate and pistachio roulade either. The croissant spiral is filled with Valrhona dark chocolate and pistachios. Tip: it goes really well with their Little Marionette coffee.
Black Star Pastry | Rosebery
There’s a 90% chance that everyone in the queue is waiting for their slice of watermelon cake action. But let the words of your kindergarten teacher echo in your subconscious – if they jumped off a bridge, would you do it too? No, you wouldn’t, and for your efforts, you’ll be rewarded with a damn fine flaky croissant from Black Star Pastry. It’s just the right size of croissant goodness.
Sourdough Panini Bakery & Cafe | CBD
Labelling them ‘butter croissants’ may seem a little over-the-top. But one bite of these bad boys from one of Sydney’s best CBD cafes, and you’ll be glad you were warned. These are incredibly indulgent, pillowy crescents, and miles away from the dry and generic varieties of other CBD cafes. Treat yourself to a sugar-dusted almond croissant too – it’s like eating a dream.