Miami prides itself off its diversity, especially when it comes to food. Empanadas, arepas and ceviche are just a few staples that come to mind in the Magic City, but if you’re looking for something different, we have you covered. January 30th (today!) celebrates the most underrated crescent shaped pastry of all time: the croissant. Although many people believe the croissant comes from our friends in Paris, it’s actually a pastry of Austrian origin. Fortunately for us, we don’t have to travel all the way to Europe to grab one of these buttery, flaky treats; we go to these places instead.
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Where? 3195 Commodore Plaza, Miami, FL 33133
With its farmhouse chic aesthetic and variety of freshly baked products (including a gluten free line), Present Bakery has made quite the impression. Located in Coconut Grove, this family-run artisanal bakery has it all: cozy warm tones, outdoor seating, amazing food, great service and affordable prices. Our pick? The dark chocolate croissant, served warm. Its super flakey texture is unmatched. Try it now and thank us later.
Where? Four locations. 1666 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, 1666 Lenox Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139, 929 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, 19565 Biscayne Blvd Unit 962, Aventura, FL 33180
With three locations in Miami Beach alone, Rosetta Bakery is a must-try. This Italian bakery can get pretty busy, especially on the weekends and is known for its long lines so get there early! Even though it’s a chain, its bright Scandinavian-style interior gives this bakery a one-of-a-kind vibe and is bound to draw you in. Once you make it through the madness, we recommend “our signature croissant” which is served plain with apricot, raspberry, cream or Nutella. Grazie!
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Where? 13130 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181
This cozy coffee shop is located in North Miami, and was actually created in Fairbanks, Alaska. They pride themselves on their diverse line of coffee; however, their jumbo-sized croissants have also stolen our hearts. These fluffy, yet filling pastries paired with a great cup of coffee keep us coming back every time. Oh, and its warm ambiance makes it the perfect place to study!
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Where? 1894 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
This Parisian café-style bakery will blow you away; if you value buttery, flakey croissants and aesthetics, you’re in for a treat. With an open layout, white wood trims, an octagon tiled floor and exposed white brick wall, True Loaf has distinct style and charm. Although their design is picture-perfect, so are their pastries. Our favorite? The almond croissant; it is to die for.
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Where? 600 Brickell Ave, Miami FL 33131
With almost 40k followers on Instagram, B Bistro has used social media to showcase their beautiful deserts and ever-changing menu. Well-known for their Unicorn Cruffin, B Bistro is constantly challenging themselves by creating new and exciting weekly menus. If you’re looking to switch up your routine, stop by this modern-day bake shop and pair one of their buttery croissants with a savory dish by Miami star chef Henry Hané.
Where? 1430 S Dixie Hwy Suite 117, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Madruga Bakery is a classic. It is the most rustic bread shop and café we’ve come across here in Miami. Nestled near the University of Miami, Madruga attracts students and locals alike. Perhaps it’s the relaxed, homey atmosphere or friendly staff that keep us coming back for more. With an endless variety to choose from, you can’t go wrong with an original croissant and any of their craft bread which they mill and create from scratch.
Photo courtesy of Great Kosher Restaurants Magazine.
Where? 14453 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33176
This casual French bakery definitely attracts a crowd with its sweet treats. Although there always seems to be a line out the door, their service is surprisingly fast-paced and they rarely run out of pastries. With its sidewalk seating, Delices De France showcases its French flare and makes you feel like you’re in Paris. If you want something sweet, their almond croissant is incredible, but if you can’t decide between sweet or savory, go for the Guava croissant.
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Where? 7423 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141
On the surface, this one might look like your classic bakery lined with refrigerated displays and a modern interior, but all of that is to make their creations the main event. They’re more of a lab of mad bakers creating some of the most delicious and innovative pastries in such an intimate setting. They recently won best croissant in the city, and no surprise there since their vegan croissants put them on the map for inclusivity.
Where? 7283 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138
This one will always be on our list of favorite croissants in town, particularly for our founder, who goes absolutely crazy for the ham & cheese croissants here. Part gourmet market, part in-house bakery, this MiMo gem bakers over 600 crescent delicacies a day, and delivers to other favorites around town like Angelica’s Cafe in Midtown. Chances are, if you haven’t made your way up here, you’ve tried their croissants somewhere else. Especially since they sell out in under a few hours.
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Where? Four locations in Fort Lauderdale, Pinecrest, Coral Gables, Aventura, and Key Biscayne
The French-style bakery has grown quickly over the years and we’re not surprised. Each of their locations are equally homey, welcoming, and oozing with sinful flavors. Perfect for a morning breakfast on the go, they have a fully stocked menu throughout the day. But it’s their fresh-baked goods people drive over for, especially their almond and nutella croissants which are always the first to go.