Where To Find The Best Croissants In Brisbane
I don’t know if it’s the melt-in-your-mouth pastry, all that butter, or the excuse to speak a little bit of French, but I can’t go past a good croissant. It’s a passion that has passed on to my children and, although they’d be happy with a 6-pack of frozen pastries from the supermarket, I like to spend my weekends hunting down the best places to get my hands on those flakey, crusty treats.
Here are the best ones we’ve found so far:
Christian Jacques Artisan Boulanger
If a boulanger named Christian Jacques can’t make a good croissant, who can? This is the home of incredible authentic French pastries, including slow-fermented croissants using premium French butter and traditional French baking techniques. What’s more, the croissants come in a range of flavours such as apple cinnamon, raspberry crumble, custard, and crispy bacon. How will you decide?
Where: 8 Baildon Street, Kangaroo Point
When: Tuesday to Sunday 6am to 1pm
Learn more: https://www.christianjacquesboulanger.com/
This bakery and patisserie is French through and through, offering a range of pastries and desserts, artisan bread and savoury items. They also have a delightful range of mini croissants, perfect for tiny hands – or if you can’t decide what flavour you want to try.
Where: 19 Barker Street, New Farm
When: Wednesday to Saturday 6:30am to 4pm; Sunday 6:30am to 2:30pm
Learn more: http://www.chouquette.com.au/#gateaux-cakes
Banneton Bakery has become a Brisbane favourite in three locations, known for its time-honoured traditional baking methods and all natural ingredients. They make their croissants fresh every day, offering double chocolate, almond or chocolate with almond cream. Yum!
Where: Woollongabba, Ashgrove and Camp Hill + Kelvin Grove and Milton Markets – see website for details
When: See website
Learn more: http://www.banneton.com.au/
Crust & Company Artisan Bakery
Authentic croissants are presented along the most delicious-smelling wall of baked goods you’ll ever come across. Choose from your classic croissant, or get crazy with chocolate, hazelnut chocolate and almond. Or all of the above. No judgement here.
Where: 140 Edmondstone Street, Newmarket
When: See Facebook page for details
Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/CrustandCo/
Flour and Chocolate
You don’t need to take our word for it that the pastries here are amazing, their buerre (butter) croissant is the winner of the SBS Feast Food Award. It’s light and flakey with a satisfyingly crispy shell, and makes you feel like you’ve just bitten into a cloud made of butter. Or try one of their delicious flavoured croissants like the almond and chocolate croissant filled with almond cream and chocolate chips, or try something savoury like the ham and cheese croissant made with local smoked ham and cheddar. So classic, so good!
Where: Morningside and Northgate – see website for addresses
When: See website
Learn more: https://flourandchocolate.com/
The Whisk Fine Patisserie
A French-inspired gift to the southside, The Whisk will lure you in with its delicious pastry aroma wafting down the street. But once you’ve tried their croissants it’s the taste that will keep you coming back for more. Our tip is to try the peanut, choc almond or cinnamon varieties – you won’t be disappointed. Oh, and the coffee is fab here too.
Where: 103/20 Sanders Street, Upper Mt Gravatt
When: See Facebook page for times
Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/thewhisk.com.au/
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