We all love a good croissant. Whether fluffy and airy, rich and buttery, or decadently doughy, this deceptively complex pastry comes in a wide variety of flavours and textures in our city. Here's our round-up of the best places to pick yourself up a delectable croissant.
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Best croissants in Hong Kong
Under the guidance Chef Grégorie Michaud, this Wan Chai favourite sees lines out the door come weekends, and for good reason; the doughy creations here are on point. Try the reasonably priced and wonderfully flaky croissant ($20) or get adventurous with the pretzel croissant twist – either way, you won’t be disappointed.
Opening in K11 Musea last autumn, this venture from one of France’s favourite pastry chefs presents its classic croissant ($24) among other thoughtful variations, including the almond croissant, Raspberry Cloud Croissant, Lime Meringue Cloud Croissant, and green tea croissant. Elegantly crafted and almost too pretty to bite, the creations here pack a delicate crisp that gives way to an alluringly airy inside.
Harbour City got a sweet new tenant at the end of 2019 with the arrival of award-winning pastry chef and cronut inventor Dominique Ansel. This new outpost, the name of which literally translates as “Dominique” in Chinese, pays tribute to the culture – and palate – of Hong Kong with a selection of viennoiseries including the regular croissant ($28), the ham and cheese croissant, and the almond croissant – all of which are oh-so-rich and doughy with a supple crust.
One of the city’s true stalwarts of all things sugary, Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop has been catering to Hong Kong’s sweet tooth for going on half a century. The croissants ($24) here boast a subtle flavour underneath a flaky crust that borders on the savoury. This makes them the perfect accompaniment to a cup of roasted coffee, to be enjoyed while relaxing in the bakery’s elegant surroundings
With outlets all over Asia from Taipei to Kuala Lumpur, this Japanese-style bakery serves up an impressive range of croissants from the usual suspects to the downright adventurous. From the caramel pudding to salted egg yolk and taro to even cod roe, there’s seemingly not a flavour that Hazukido won’t experiment with. Their honeycomb croissant ($15) is the closest they get to a plain croissant though, and it’s our pick of the bunch, with a sweet and crispy crust that crunches into a buttery, fluffy delectableness. If the reasonable prices weren’t enough here, it’s always buy five get one free.