Warm, flaky, and totally delicious – there’s nothing better than a fresh-baked croissant. And if you’re looking for a good one in Pittsburgh, you’ve come to the right place. In honor of National Croissant Day on Wednesday, January 30, we’re celebrating 11 places where you can get amazing croissants in Pittsburgh. Enjoy!
In our very informal Instagram poll a couple of weeks ago, it was a tight race to find the best croissant in Pittsburgh – but Mediterra Café got the most votes.
Their menu typically includes a variety of croissants, like chocolate, almond, and ham and cheese, but no matter what kind you get, you know that it’s going to be good. Really light, really flaky, and exactly what you would expect from the bakery geniuses at Mediterra Bakehouse.
Mediterra Café (430 Beaver Street, Sewickley)
Jean-Marc Chatellier’s French Bakery
This tiny French bakery in Millvale offers four varieties of fresh, flaky croissants every day: plain, almond, vanilla cream, and chocolate.
Everything (including these stellar croissants!) at Jean-Marc’s is made in-house every day, by hand, from a traditional French recipe.
Jean-Marc Chatellier’s French Bakery (213 North Avenue)
Five Points Artisan Bakeshop
Family-owned and operated Five Points Artisan Bakeshop has a cult following in Pittsburgh, and for good reason. Everything, from their loaves of bread to their gorgeous croissants, are hand-made using high-quality eggs, butter, and other products. Croissants are available in chocolate and almond, and are served on Saturdays and Sundays.
Five Points Artisan Bakeshop (6520 Wilkins Avenue)
Madeleine Bakery & Bistro
High-quality ingredients and a commitment to technique makes Madeleine Bakery & Bistro’s croissants out-of-this-world. The flaky croissants are light and airy on the inside, with a satisfying crunch when you bite down. Croissants are available in traditional and chocolate. They also serve Kouign Amann, a pastry with a croissant-like dough and a laminated exterior.
Madeleine Bakery & Bistro (609 S. Trenton Avenue)
One bite into a La Gourmandine croissant, and you’ll know why it’s one of Pittsburgh’s favorites. La Gourmandine offers, buttery, flaky plain croissants, Croissant Aux Amandes (almond-cream filled croissants, topped with toasted almonds), chocolate croissants, and their signature La Gourmandise, a flaky, croissant dough filled with vanilla pastry cream and chocolate chips.
La Gourmandine (various locations)
Colangelo’s Bakery & Cafe
Neighborhood gem Colangelo’s Bakery & Cafe not only has traditional fresh-baked croissants (plan, almond and chocolate raspberry are regularly on the menu), but they also offer a wide selection of savory breakfast croissants, like Ham & Cheese, Spinach & Cheese, and egg croissants, stuffed with ham & provolone, tomato & provolone, and bacon & provolone.
Colangelo’s Bakery & Cafe (207 21st Street)
Enrico Biscotti Company
Enrico Biscotti croissants (flavors that regularly make it on the menu include almond, chocolate, and butter) are baked fresh daily, and offer a buttery, crispy crunch. Enjoy one for breakfast or dessert, or as part of one of their lunch offerings, served with chicken or egg salad.
Enrico Biscotti Company (2022 Penn Avenue)
Gaby et Jules Patisseries et Macarons
In addition to Gaby et Jules’ beautiful pastries and macarons, this bakery (which has locations downtown, in Squirrel Hill, and also in the Pittsburgh International Airport) also has a variety of light, flaky croissants available every day. They have almond croissants, with almond paste crème, chocolate croissants with bars of semi-sweet dark chocolate baked inside, and classic, buttery plain croissants, too.
Gaby et Jules Patisseries et Macarons (various locations)
Allegro Hearth Bakery
Allegro Hearth Bakery’s buttery croissants are hand-formed in their Squirrel Hill bake shop, using only the very best ingredients. Croissants are available in chocolate, and classic flavors.
Allegro Hearth Bakery (2034 Murray Avenue)
In addition to some of the best sweet and savory crepes in the city, you’ll find a variety of house-baked pastries at this French cafe, including, fresh-made croissants. Grab one to enjoy with coffee, or your meal.
Crepes Parisiennes (207 S. Craig Street)
Surprised to see a major grocery chain on this list? You shouldn’t be. Trader Joe’s is well-known as a place to pick up all kinds of fantastic treats, and their frozen chocolate croissants are no exception. Simply take one of the croissants out of the freezer the night before to allow it to properly proof, then bake it for 20 minutes in the morning. And voilà – you have a hot, flaky, and (honestly) really delicious croissant ready to enjoy.
Trader Joe’s (various locations)
Did we miss your favorite croissant spot? Let us know in the comments!