Buttery and flaky goodness, a croissant is possibly the best thing since ... sliced bread? Actually, the croissant’s ancestors date back well before sliced bread. Regardless, known as a “Viennoiserie” or a Vienna-style pastry, the croissant gets its name from its crescent shape, or croissant in French. So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen, the history of the best breakfast pastry has been served. Bon appétit!
This Edmonton staple offers some of the most authentic French croissants in town. Try the traditional butter croissant or the almond croissant, but for something a little more à la Française, sample the Gruyere croissant.
This is a nice, cozy place to enjoy a croissant and café au lait. With a good variety to choose from, the plain croissants always go better with your coffee, but a chocolate croissant and a tea by the fireplace is even better on a cold Edmonton day.
) Located in the western part of Oliver Square, Breadland has a variety of savoury croissants to choose from. For something different, try the spinach pesto croissant. But if traditional is just what the doctor ordered, sample their plain or chocolate croissants. Regardless of the variety you choose, theirs are always fresh, crispy and deliciously buttery.
A quaint little restaurant and café located in historic Old Strathcona, Artisan serves up some great little breakfast sandwiches on their homemade croissants. Try the Pacific eggs Benedict, which consists of poached eggs with smoked salmon, fresh spinach, Gruyere cheese and their amazing hollandaise sauce atop a croissant.
This spot makes everything fresh daily, and is best known for their sourdough bread, which is perfection. But when it comes to their croissants, they offer up upwards of half a dozen varieties daily and all are equally delicious. Try their petit pain au chocolat (chocolate croissant) for something decadent and delicious.
This bakery has been a Parkallen neighbourhood staple for more than 20 years. This quaint little bakery cooks up some awesome and wholesome breads and sweets daily, and is definitely worth stopping by for a bite of their stellar croissants – buttery, flaky and oh-so-satisfying.
L’Espresso Café is truly one-of-a-kind. Their coffee is made with hand-picked Calgary beans and offers a variety of flavours. Why not try to match flavours with your croissant? Try the amaretto almond or toasted almond coffee with an almond croissant. But, if you’re opting for a plain croissant, let its buttery richness speak for itself and pair it with their java jazz blend.