3 Must-Try Croissants in London

By Malika Dalamal  |  October 4, 2013

Cronuts  - that trendy mash-up of croissant and donut - are not for everyone. Calling all croissant purists: here are three of our favourites in London. Have we missed yours? Let us know in the comment box below. Merci beaucoups.

  • Montparnasse Cafe

    We challenge anyone to walk into this French patisserie and resist one of their freshly baked pastries. The hidden gem behind Kensington High Street offers melt-in-your-mouth croissants - the almond version are especially good - that would satisfy even a Frenchman.

    22 Thackeray St., W8 5ET; 020 7376 2212

  • Tray Gourmet

    The owner of this French delicatessen isn't shy when it comes to admitting that they serve "the best croissant in London." The secret, he tells us, is in the frozen dough, which is imported from France and cooked on-site to order. Also, they are made using butter, not margarine, which makes all the difference.

    240 Fulham Rd., SW10 9NA; 020 7352 7676

  • Pret-a Manger

    The freshly baked French butter croissants at this takeaway chain might come as something of a surprise, but trust us, they are some of the best in London. Also worth trying is the chocolate croissant (with a generous and perfectly melted serving of chocolate) and a mozzarella and tomato version baked to flaky perfection while you wait.

    Various Locations