Where to Get the Best Croissants in Toronto

Did you know that National Croissant Day is on January 30th?  Yes, it seems like there’s a day for everything and (not-so-secretly I’m happy to indulge!  So, put your diets on hold!  Here are a few places to get your fix on the buttery goodies. Even better…make it a group effort and bring in a box for the office, oui?

Croissant from Patisserie Sebastien. Photo credit: Sonya Davidson Best Croissants

Colette Grand Cafe: 550 Wellington Street West

This Parisien restaurant also has a delicious bakery for take out. Their croissants takes a twist on the classic baked good with flavours like striped chocolate raspberry, raspberry coconut along side classics like almond, classic butter and pain au chocolat.

Maman: First Canadian Place

South of France Family inspired recipes of both sweet and savoury pastries makes this a popular location with the Bay Street crowd. Armand Arnal, Head Chef at Michelin Star restaurant La Chassagnette in the South of France collaborated with the menu here in this charming space.

Nadege Patisserie: 780 Queen Street West and other locations

Masterfully created croissants are offered and if you’re lucky enough to be there on a day when a special flavour is offered, buy more than one. One time we were lucky to walk in when they had a ginger pear croissant. Yum.

Delysees: 780 King Street West

My mouth waters from pressing my nose against the display cases of croissants. This great neighbourhood bakery and cafe does take out, of course, but you may want to hold back one and enjoy a quiet afternoon there. Almond pistachio is calling my name. Delivery available.Yes.

Bonjour Brioche Bakery Cafe: 812 Queen Street East

This popular brunch place in Leslieville has weekend line ups out the door for a good reason. French style bakery serves up buttery croissants and other pastries.

The Tempered Room: 1374 Queen Street West

In the heart of Parkdale, this patisserie is worth visiting for one of Chef Bertrand Alépée’s treats. Get one of each traditional croissant including butter, chocolatine, almond, and chocolate almond.

La Societe: 131 Bloor Street West

Stop in and relax in between shopping errands on the weekends during the brunch service for a basket of fresh warm pastries. The croissants are heavenly.

Patisserie Sebastien: 3306 Yonge Street

The go-to chocolate almond croissant is flaky and great when it’s fresh out of their oven or ask for it warmed. Comfort found in this North Toronto neighbourhood friendly patisserie. Go early as they usually sell out by mid-day.

0001YE

Mabel’s Bakery: 1156 Queen Street West

Almond croissants are glorious. Neighbourhood favourite with artisan bakers that specialize in rustic pastries and breads. Use all natural ingredients, local and organic.

Brioche Dorée: 648 King Street West

With locations around the world, this chain offers savoury and sweet croissants. Add a cappuccino for an ideal way to start a day.

Cafe Jules Patisserie: 617 Mt. Pleasant Avenue

Chef Marc Tournayre has over twenty five years in the food industry and offer traditional French croissants at this location as well as supplies to several restaurants across the city. Everyone raves about his almond croissants.

***

Any other favourites that you’d recommend? Let us know!

 

 

About Sonya Davidson 792 Articles
Born and raised in Toronto, this city girl covers the latest in arts, culture, food, and style. She also shares interesting stories about Toronto's people, places, and things. Follow @theculturepearl on Instagram and Twitter.