In the mood for some ooh la la, je ne said quoi? Here’s some of our top picks for Perth’s best croissants. Très bon!
Picturesque Chu Bakery has some equally picturesque pastries. From traditional pain au chocolat and almond croissants to their more boundary pushing options – like their kaya and coconut or blushing pink raspberry and almond croissants – you’ll be asking for another whether you’re a purist or have more experimental tastes.
498 William Street, Highgate
La Galette de France
After starting out as a stall at the now-demolished Station Street Markets in Subi, La Galette de France has attained a cult-like following for their offerings. They’re now located in a small premise on Hampden Road, so uni students can easily pop down for a post-lecture pastry. While galettes are their speciality, you can’t go past their almond croissants – dark, flaky and truly Parisian.
Shop 4, 160 Hampden Road, Nedlands
When it comes to the best French pastries in Perth, Choux Cafe cannot be left off the list. If you can look past the technicolour display of macarons, or the perfect little fruit tarts, or the tempting eclairs – their baskets of giant croissants make you feel like you could be in the centre of Paris.
93 Shenton Road, Swanbourne
I’d consider my mother one of the foremost almond croissant aficionados in the country. This woman lives for an almond pastry – and the almond croissant at Odyssea brings her to tears. Pair it with that panoramic ocean view, and what could be better?
187 Challenger Parade, City Beach
Harvest Boulangerie Patisserie
Buttery, flaky, light as air and pretty as a picture. Harvest is so popular, you might have to get up early (and fight through a queue of devoted locals) to make sure you don’t miss out – but trust us, it’s worth it.
117B Brighton Road, Scarborough
La Belle Patisserie
Another farmer’s market success story, La Belle started out at the Vic Park and Kalamunda markets, and has grown to include two brick-and-mortar locations in Belmont and Lathlain. They’ve got the classics covered, but croissant lovers will want to try their less traditional (but definitely gram-worthy) options – with flavours like red velvet, salted caramel, golden lava and more.
Shop G-034, Belmont Forum Shopping Centre 25B Gallipoli Street, Lathlain
Backdoor Bakehouse (on hiatus)
The laminations! The puff! Even though Backdoor Bakehouse just announced an indefinite hiatus, we couldn’t not mention them. This backyard operation quickly grew – in less than a year! – from a few pastries into over 800 croissants a week. With flavours we’ve truly never seen before, like hojicha and plum, honey cake (!!!), salted egg yolk and a recurring durian special, you really need to give them a follow to see when they next decide to pop up.
Cover photo of La Belle Patisserie in Lathlain