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Gontran Cherrier
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The best croissants in Hong Kong

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By Fontaine Cheng
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Crisp, buttery, flakey and of course, beautifully golden brown. These are all the things we look for in a good croissant – and you needn't head to Paris to find one. That's because Hong Kong's best bakeries offer some perfect pastries of their own, churning out the finest croissants that range from the classic to the creative. So, here it is, the best croissants in the city that are definitely worth your dough.

RECOMMENDED: Looking for something with more local flavour? Check out our list for the best local bakeries in Hong Kong to get your Chinese bun on today!

Best croissants in Hong Kong

Elephant Grounds
Elephant Grounds
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Elephant Grounds

Restaurants Cafés Sheung Wan

The popular cafe recently opened a massive 7,000sq ft space on Hollywood Road, complete with outdoor seating (so you can bring your pets!), in house roastery and bakery. Which means you can satisfy your coffee cravings along with an oven-fresh croissant in hand. Offerings include classic, lemon, and almond croissants, as well as some more creative renditions such as an indulgent banoffee croissant, and a coconut croissant, which is actually a take on the classic Hong Kong cocktail bun. The fresh pastries get sold out quick, so you may want to download their app in advance (iOs or Android) and preorder the pastries to avoid disappointment.

Plumcot
Plumcot
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Plumcot

Things to do Tai Hang

Opened by two seasoned pastry chefs, it's no wonder that Plumcot serves up some of the best croissants in town. They also offer artisanal ice cream, cakes, bread, and other French pastries in their Tai Hang shop, bringing a taste of Paris to Hong Kong. Here, they offer the classic and almond croissants most days (Wednesday to Sunday), but they also bake other versions and weekend specials such as the strawberry croissant, which is available only on Sundays.

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Gontran Cherrier Hong Kong
Gontran Cherrier Hong Kong
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Gontran Cherrier

Restaurants Bakeries Tsim Sha Tsui

The Hong Kong outpost of Gontran Cherrier offers a wide range of French fancies from the cafe, restaurant, and bakery in K11 Musea. As one of France’s favourite pastry chefs, you're not wrong to expect great croissants at the Gontran Cherrier's eponymous bakery, and thankfully they deliver with some of the best. Perfectly crisp on the outside, soft and buttery on the inside, it's a croissant you probably won't want to share. Other than the classic, which is a winner in its own right, the bakery also offers almond croissants, and some more embellished versions including a raspberry cloud croissant, lime meringue cloud croissant, and green tea croissant.

Bakehouse
Bakehouse
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Bakehouse

Restaurants Wan Chai

Lead by Chef Grégoire Michaud, this popular bakery and cafe will often see long lines during the weekends, and if you've tasted the goods, then you'll already know why. So, if you're not up for joining the queue to dine in, it's worth taking away your favourite bread and pastries, and of course, a croissant or two, instead. Whether you're going for the classic buttery croissant or their sourdough croissant twisted with layers of Parmesan (trust us on this one!) you will not be disappointed.

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Dang Wen Li

Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel

Restaurants Bakeries Tsim Sha Tsui

A bakery by award-winning pastry chef Dominique Ansel, whom you most likely know as the inventor of the cronut, is still as popular as when it first opened in January this year in Harbour City. There are numerous fun pastries and creative confections to try, so you may forget the classics while you're there, though the selection of viennoiseries are just as good. The classic croissant is offered alongside an almond, ham and cheese, and a savoury garlic bread croissant made with confit garlic butter and rosemary-infused garlic cloves. Perfect for dates, or not.

The Mandarin Cake Shop
The Mandarin Cake Shop
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Mandarin Cake Shop

Restaurants Central

The Mandarin Cake Shop has been offering sweet treats to Hongkongers for over 45 years, making them a tried and true shop for all your cake, chocolate, and patisserie needs. The croissants here are no different, and although their selection is more on the classic side with plain, almond, cheese, chocolate, and whole wheat options, they are consistently high quality and go rather well with their popular rose petal jam too.

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Hazukido
Hazukido
Hazukido

Hazukido

Restaurants Bakeries Taikoo Shing

With shops across Asia in Taiwan, Shanghai, Hong Kong and beyond, this Japanese bakery is a popular spot for baked goods thanks to their wide variety of croissants that contain both sweet and savoury toppings and fillings. For the sweet, their milk caramel croissant will surely delight with its creamy and decadent caramel centre, or for those who prefer savoury, maybe a cheese or spicy cod roe croissant is more your bag. Whatever your preference, it seems Hazukido offers something for every taste.

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