There's no denying that the croissant table is the highlight of any breakfast buffet. Their buttery flaky doughiness is simply irresistible. To find out where to go for a killer croissant in Auckland, check out our top picks below.
You‘ve likely seen one of Amano's iconic creations pop up on your Instagram feed. From their unique croissant cube to their popular truffle croissant, people travel from near and far to get their hands on such epic pastries. This trendy restaurant and bakery continues to set the bar high with a constant flow of new flavours stocked in their cabinet-Their most recent hit being a Gisborne Grown lemon curd croissant. If you’re after a savoury take on things, opt for their ham and cheese croissant, it’s a classic!
The Candy Shop
Tucked away on Osborne Lane is the ultra-trendy Candy Shop. Despite its name, there's no candy in sight. Instead, this local hot-spot serves up flavourful dishes and fresh cabinet treats. Deck out with pot plants, exposed concrete walls, and wooden fittings; you'll soon see why it's the perfect place to catch up with friends. The cabinet selection is tailored to both sweet and savoury taste buds in which there’s usually both a plain, and ham & cheese croissant on offer. Both equally delicious!
Bread and Butter
Committed to the classics, you can expect to find traditional croissants at Bread and Butter Bakery & Cafe. Such simplicity is also reflected in their minimal, fresh interior that makes for a great foodie backdrop. Although all three locations have a slightly different look, the croissants remain delicious-With each cabinet usually containing a croissant trio of plain, chocolate, and almond. If you're struggling to decide, their almond croissant is a top seller due to its iconic creamy almond paste filling.
La Voie Française
Greeted by the aroma of freshly baked pastries, you'll quickly understand why La Voie Française is known for being one of the best French cafes around. In addition to their incredible macaroons and delicate tarts, lies a mouth-watering row of plain and savoury croissants. Having trained at the Pierre Herme school of pastry, you can guarantee that owner Tetsuya hits the mark with each batch.
Since falling in love with French baking in 2003, co-owner Sonia spent seven years training at Le Cordon Bleu before opening up Vaniye Patisserie with her husband, Laurent. Behind its elegant glass doors on Windsor Street, this sleek bakery and dessert parlour is fit to satisfy any sweet cravings. As part of their selection are three delicately crafted croissants-Almond, chocolate, and plain.
A short stroll away from Takapuna beach, you'll spot the adorable Zomer Cafe. While you may know them for their divine French Toast, a quick gaze up from the menu will soon have you fixated on their delicious cabinet goodies. Amongst a small selection of cakes and muffins, is their almond croissant. Served warm, the croissant is moist and buttery - ready to melt in your mouth.
La Cigale Market
For eight years running La Cigale Market has taken out Metro Magazine's award for 'Best Food Market'. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that a trip to their Britomart or Parnell market has become a weekend ritual for many Aucklanders. Alongside fresh produce, Italian cheese, jams, and chutneys, lies an abundance of freshly baked pastries and croissants. Put it in the calendar, and repeat weekly.
Olaf's Artisan Bakery & Café
Two passionate bakers, Olaf and Nigel, teamed up to create this cosy, artisan bakery and cafe. With its bright blue walls and low hanging lights, Olaf's certainly has a quaint charm that's hard to resist. The temptation continues with their insane selection of freshly baked bread and pastries. Amongst an array of divine treats, you'll see chocolate, almond, and plain croissants. We'll have one of each, please!