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Toronto’s Best Croissant Shops

Best Croissant Shops in Toronto

Let’s not kid ourselves, no one can resist the allure of a perfectly baked croissant. That’s why we came up with a complete guide to Toronto’s best croissant shops – to help you satisfy those irresistible cravings for flaky, golden goodness.

From classic butter croissants that melt in your mouth to decadent almond croissants, Toronto’s pastry scene has it all. Get ready for a mouthwatering journey as we unveil the flakiest, most tempting croissants the city has to offer!

Geste Croissanterie

Website: Geste Croissanterie

Instagram: Geste Bistro & Boulangerie (@geste_croissanterie)

Address: 506 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B3

Contact Details: (416) 538-1710

Hours:

  • Mon – Tue: 8 AM – 4 PM
  • Wed, Sun: 8 AM – 6 PM
  • Thurs – Sat: 8 AM – 12 AM

Geste Croissanterie – led by Chefs Virgyl Fernandes and Bikramjit Singh Chadha – brings a touch of France to Toronto. Aside from pastries, they also serve a popular brunch menu on weekends and a late-night snack bar for those midnight cravings.

Since late 2020, they’ve been wowing us with cronuts, pastry kebabs, and their crowd fave, the classic butter croissant. These layered treats are made with a preferment and high-fat butter – one flaky bite can transport you to a sidewalk café along the Seine!

Pro Tip:
Unfortunately for those who drive, Geste has limited street parking in the area. You can opt for the smaller streets nearby or sneak in briefly if you see that there’s no line inside – we understand that the croissant siren call is too strong to resist.

Emmer

Website: Emmer Toronto

Instagram: Emmer (@emmertoronto)

Address: 161 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1H1

Hours: Wed – Sun: 9 AM – 4 PM

Contact Details: (416) 922-1626

Emmer, a bakery and restaurant, uses local Ontario produce that are in season to shape its changing menu. 

For a cozy outdoor moment on their patio, you should order inside first and then wait outside – their friendly staff will serve your treats once it’s ready.

They’re known for their pistachio croissant — a glittering, double-baked marvel adorned with Sicilian pistachios. Its flaky outer layers give way to a crunchy and airy bite filled with sliced almonds, pistachios, and a generous dose of frangipane. 

Pro Tip:
Due to its massive popularity, there’s a two-per-party limit on their pistachio croissants, so plan accordingly. As they say, the early bird gets the croissant, so we suggest lining up before 9 AM, or risk missing out on this flaky fantasy. 

Patisserie 27

Website: PATISSERIE 27

Instagram: Patisserie 27 on Instagram

Address: 401 Jane St, Toronto, ON M6S 3Z6

Hours: Wed – Sun: 8 AM – 2 PM

Contact Details: (416) 762-2103

Patisserie 27 has been delighting Torontonians for a decade. From classic baguettes to unique creations like beer bread infused with Mill Street Tankhouse, Azumi Kimura and Walter Sallese curate a mix of French and Japanese-inspired pastries.

You should try their cheddar beer croissant – a flaky and layered bite-worthy treat crafted with Indie Alehouse porter and draped in a savory, cheesy ensemble. During winter, we suggest pairing it with a steaming cup of their succulent hot chocolate. 

Pro Tip:
Patisserie 27’s lineup on weekends can be avoided with a clever two-step plan: order during the week and call or text on the weekend for a swift pickup. They thoughtfully provided these instructions on their website to help customers beat the weekend rush!

Tasso 

Website: TASSO BAKING

Instagram: TASSO // Croissants * Coffee (@tassobaking) 

Address: 540 Parliament St, Toronto, ON M4X 1P6

Hours:

  • Fri: 8:30 AM until supplies last 
  •   Sat – Sun: 9 AM until supplies last 

Contact Details: (647) 887-2004

Tasso is a petite yet mighty cash-only gem that has Toronto’s pastry aficionados buzzing. Mike and Olyana Tasso have an artful approach to their craft, limiting production to around 300 croissants a day to keep the quality top-notch.

With a limited opening window each week, their flaky “natural” croissants are the stuff of legends. Their traditional three-day process results in lacquered, buttery perfection – you can also choose from their plain, chocolate, and almond croissant variations.

Pro Tip:
If you missed Tasso’s online orders, swing by during the pickup window, and you might just snag one of their famous croissants due to a last-minute cancellation. You can check out their weekly announcements for their next bake here.

Mon K Patisserie

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Website: mon K patisserie

Instagram: mon K (@monkpatisserie)

Address: 1040 Coxwell Ave, East York, ON M4C 3G5

Hours: Tue – Sat: 9 AM – 3 PM

Contact Details: (416) 696-8181

Mon K Patisserie, the little marvel in East York, is hard to miss – just follow the weekend morning crowd! Specializing in Franco-Japanese delights, this patisserie’s known for its eco-friendliness, urging patrons to bring their own bags.

Ryosuke Kita, the magician behind the counter, has mastered the art of creating butter croissants that have a crackly exterior but tender and luscious interior. Other Mon K must-haves include their French toast, almond puffs, and baguettes.

Pro Tip:
If you’re eyeing Mon K’s delectable creations, note that online orders are day-specific, and you can check their schedules here. Plan accordingly, as orders reset every Sunday for the upcoming week, ensuring you get the freshest treats! 

Cherry Bomb Coffee

Website: Cherry Bomb Coffee

Instagram: Cherry Bomb Coffee (@cherrybombcoffee)

Address: 79 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2K6

Hours:

  • Mon – Fri: 7:30 AM – 6 PM
  • Sat – Sun: 8 AM – 6 PM

Contact Details: (416) 516-8212

Cherry Bomb Coffee, a staple since 2005, not only fuels the local caffeine enthusiasts but also satisfies carb cravings with its array of gruyere and brie-filled croissants. Their baked goods are also freshly prepared in-house every morning.

Our top pick, however, is their classic butter croissant – a buttery bite with a very satisfying pull, almost akin to the velvety pull of a cheese fondue. Beyond pastries, the café itself is charming, adorned with a Mariposa bike and a local artist’s artwork.

Pro Tip:
Cherry Bomb Coffee also accepts coffee-roasting orders. With small batches roasted by hand once a week, your coffee order is packed and delivered via Canada Post expedited parcel service; you should order by Monday at noon.

Blackbird Baking Co.

Website: Blackbird Baking Co.

Instagram: Blackbird Baking Company (@bbirdco)

Address: 172 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T 1L8

Hours:

  • Mon – Sat: 9 AM – 6 PM
  • Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM

Contact Details: (416) 546-2280

Blackbird Baking Co. has been a local gem since 2011, thanks to owner Simon – a 4th-generation baker who draws inspiration from his family’s baking legacy that began in 1894. It was even named the Best Bakery/Bread in NOW Reader’s Choice of 2019.

While Blackbird is renowned for its sourdough, the Kensington shop has become a dedicated pastry production space. Their bestselling classic croissants, made with high-fat butter and a blend of fancy flours, are visually appealing and delicious.

Pro Tip:
Apart from croissants, Blackbird offers daily sandwiches, including ham and cheese on chewy focaccia. Don’t miss out on their mini breakfast focaccias topped with cheese, herbs, and a freshly cracked egg – all expertly finished in the stone oven!

Noctua Bakery

Website: Noctua Bakery

Instagram: Noctua Bakery (@noctuabakery)

Address: 3014 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z3

Hours:

  • Mon-Sat: 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Sunday: 8 AM – 4 PM

Contact Details: (416) 766-2178

Noctua Bakery is owned by Daniel Sáez, who grew up surrounded by bakers in Caracas, Venezuela. Noctua – which means owl in Latin – is named after a bookstore there that survived fires and floods; Sáez was inspired by its resilience.

Noctua’s offerings include sourdough, brioche bacon-and-egg buns, and our favorite – their irresistible churro croissants. Coated in cinnamon, sugar, and cardamom, these pastries offer an addicting fusion of flavors, piped with velvety dulce de leche.

Pro Tip:
For those with a sweet tooth, try their Junction Mama cookie, a treat that features three types of chocolate —  white, 70% dark, and roasted milk chocolate. The cookie dough is a tad healthier, incorporating ancient and whole grains.

The Black Pony

Website: The Black Pony Cafe and Snack Bar

Instagram: the black pony (@blackponycafebar)

Address: 1481 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 2A3

Hours: Mon – Sun: 8 AM – 11 PM

Contact Details: (416) 466-7669

The Black Pony, formerly Flying Pony Café, reopened in 2021 with baker Jennifer Beaudoin’s pastry offerings intact. Chef Chris Mentier, with extensive experience in kitchens since he was 13, now leads the spot’s other culinary offerings.

We highly recommend The Black Pony’s dijon cheddar onion croissant. It’s a wonderful combination of dijon mustard chutney and caramelized onions, enveloped in white cheddar outside and inside, creating a perfectly crunchy exterior.

Pro Tip:
Beyond pastries, The Black Pony offers snack bites like devilled eggs, craft beers, cocktails, and natural and biodynamic wines. We suggest pairing your croissant with coffee, lactose-free milk, kombucha, or tea – their other beverage options.

Bonjour Brioche

Website: Bonjour Brioche

Instagram: Bonjour Brioche (@bonjour_brioche)

Address: 812 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H7

Hours: Thurs – Sun: 8 AM – 3 PM

Contact Details: (416) 406-1250

A Queen East institution for almost 25 years, Bonjour Brioche has been serving local patrons with tempting French baked goods. Part of the bakery’s prestige is that it once served as a set for the TV series, The Handmaid’s Tale. 

Their butter croissants, though appearing slightly smaller, boast dense layers that rival the finest in the city. With baked-to-perfection exteriors offering just the right amount of shatter on contact, these croissants are a steal at only $3.15!

Pro Tip:
You can elevate your visit by pairing pastries with their cocktails; try their spicy caesar with house-made Caesar mix and pickle juice. Or, savor a refreshing Sangria featuring pomegranate juice, wine, and carbonated water, topped with fresh fruit. 

Robinson Bread

Website: Robinson Bread

Instagram: Robinson Bread (@robinsonbread)

Address: 6 Brock Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 1L7

Hours:

  • Mon-Fri: 7 AM – 4 PM
  •  Sat – Sun: 8 AM – 5 PM

Contact Details: [email protected]

Robinson Bread, originally making waves at farmers’ markets and local hot spots, has secured a brick-and-mortar presence at 6 Brock Ave. Patti Robinson’s croissants boast layers of golden-brown, crispy crust with an airy and authentically French texture.

The bakery shares its space with Sam James Coffee Bar and is characterized by a clean and open concept. Don’t miss their hazelnut croissant – filled with seasonal preserves like cranberry-vanilla, elevating the classic toast and jam experience.

Pro Tip:
If you’re planning to buy croissants, don’t forget to also try their famous seeded multigrain sourdough, a robust boule featuring spelt and rye. Robinson even brings her sourdough starter on vacation – proof that she’s a passionate baker!

Bake Code

Website: Bake Code

Instagram: Bake Code (@bakecode)

Address: 4910 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N 5N5

Hours:

  • Mon – Thurs: 8 AM – 11 PM
  • Fri – Sat: 8 AM – 12 AM
  • Sat – Sun: 10 AM – 12 AM

Contact Details: (647) 346-3888

Bake Code skillfully combines Asian and European baking techniques. This mini-chain offers a diverse array of goods – such as gourmet macaroons, soft cookies, and of course, croissants – baked to order within two days.

Among these, the Vietnamese coffee croissant emerges as our favorite – it has a unique smoky flavor incorporated into both the icing and a luscious coffee custard filling. To elevate the experience, it comes with a DIY pipette of condensed milk.

Pro Tip:
You should try their Croissanterie Create-Your-Own-Box experience, where you can indulge in their artfully crafted croissants. Choose six flavors to curate your personalized Croissanterie box –  take it home with you or give it away as a gift!