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The 18 Flakiest, Most Buttery Croissants in Los Angeles

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Is there a more telling sign of a great bakery than a perfect croissant? The iconic viennoiserie is no easy feat to produce — it takes the deft hand of a skilled baker to laminate the dough with enough finesse and, well, butter, to wind up with the impossibly flaky dough.

Stuffed with ham and gruyère, decadent chocolate, or left plain, there is no better way to start your day then with the French pastry. Bakeries around Los Angeles are satisfying the demand for the beloved treat with exceptional takes on the classic. There are the traditionalists like Bouchon and Bread Lounge that let the buttery pastries speak for themselves. But there are also the new wave of croissant bakers, stuffing the puff pastry-style dough with things like baklava filling or creating the hybrid croissant-muffin concoction, the Instagram-hyped cruffin.

No matter what you're looking for, we got the croissant for you. Here now, the 18 best croissants in Los Angeles, presented in alphabetical order.

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1. Amandine Patisserie Cafe

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12225 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 979-3211
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Tucking into a sidewalk table at Amandine on Wilshire in West LA is practically a right of passage for anyone looking to feast on French pastries in Los Angeles. Their menu section dedicated to croissants is a particular highlight, with options for plain, chocolate, almond, and a decadent strawberry Nutella.

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2. Bottega Louie

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700 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 802-1470
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French pastry fans and high-minded tourists continue to flock to gorgeous Downtown temple Bottega Louie for their macarons and other favorites, but don’t sleep on the big, bustling restaurant’s strong flaky croissant.

3. Bouchon Bakery

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235 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 281-5699
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Thomas Keller's going to make sure that his bakery produces tip-top croissants, and this tiny Beverly Hills outlet is no exception. The best ones here might be the chocolate croissants, which sport a rich chocolate filling that would serve as a hefty dessert on its own.

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4. Bread Lounge

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700 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 327-0782
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You know the name from their prodigious wholesale following at coffee shops across the city, but Bread Lounge also operates a strong Arts District cafe space themselves, filled with those same delicate croissants you’ve been enjoying all over the city.

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5. Chaumont Café and Bakery

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143 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

A prime local favorite, Chaumont Bakery works in the French pastry tradition while offering a bright, beautiful Beverly Hills space. The flaky croissants are always top sellers, and for very good reason.

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6. Euro Pane Bakery

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345 E Colorado Blvd #101
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 844-8855

You're going to want to get to Euro Pane early if you hope to snag one of the Pasadena bakery's croissants that are rolled in cinnamon sugar to make them a little extra decadent.

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7. Farmshop

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225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 566-2400
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This beloved restaurant and bakery operation is the go-to for Brentwood locals to get their morning pastry fix.

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8. Gjusta

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320 Sunset Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 314-0320
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It seems Gjusta can do no wrong, with just about everything coming out of the pastry case being wildly delicious. The baklava croissant is no different, and makes you wonder why the brilliant mash up isn't more prolific around town.

9. Ledlow

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400 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 687-7015
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Josef Centeno has developed his own style of croissants, which adhere to the incredibly buttery and flakey variety. The only qualm might be that they're almost too rich, but that's splitting hairs. If they're available, try the croissant cinnamon bun mashup, encrusted with sugar.

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10. Love Birds Cafe & Bakery

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750 Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA

Longtime Pasadena favorite Lovebirds is known for their all-day breakfast vibes, delicate lunchtime sandwiches, and stellar croissants. Stop in for a selection of straight-up croissants, or the even more popular breakfast sandwich options.

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11. Milo and Olive

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2723 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 453-6776
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The pastry case at Milo & Olive is truly a sight to be seen. With a veritable crew of talented bakers laminating croissant and kouign amann dough daily, its no wonder these flaky pastries sell so quickly.

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12. Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

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111 South Avenue 59
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 739-0473
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Though they don't tend to have as long a shelf life, Mr. Holmes excels with some of their savory and sweet croissant creations, such as the strawberry jalapeno bearclaw or the ham & cheese croissant, stuffed with an addictive blend of smoky ham and sharp cheese. Oh, and if you want that famous cruffin (croissant muffin), you'll have to get there shortly after 9 a.m. as they sell out virtually every day.

Wonho Frank Lee

13. Pitchoun

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545 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 689-3240
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This family-owned bakery offers baked goods made in the traditional French style. Co-owner Frederic Soulies dips his daily wares in housemade syrup, fills them with almond paste, and tops it off with almond slivers for the nutty croissant of your dreams.

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14. Proof Bakery

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3156 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 664-8633
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Possibly the single best croissant in Los Angeles, pastry chef and owner Na Young Ma is a perfectionist when it comes to sheet pastry. The best part of her croissant? The incredibly flaky texture that stays that way until the end of the day, plus the buttery finish.

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15. République

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624 S LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(310) 362-6115
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Margarita Manzke turns every pastry she touches into gold, a fact made abundantly clear with Republique’s irrepressible croissants. There’s a reason half the city lines up on weekends for a taste of her handiwork.

16. Röckenwagner Bakery

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1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 399-6504
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Ask many of your favorite restaurants where they get their bread, and chances are high that they say Rockenwager. It's no wonder, as this European-style wholesale and retail operation with an outlet right on Abbot Kinney has exceptionally flaky croissants in sweet and savory varieties.

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17. Superba Food + Bread

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1900 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 907-5075
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With pastry star Carlos Enriquez now firmly entrenched in the bread and pastry world at Superba, the finished product has been better than ever. They’re even increasing their strong wholesale side, which means you can get Enriquez’s fantastic croissants at several Westside locations and more than a few coffee shops in the city.

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18. Sweet Butter Kitchen

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13824 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 788-2832
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Sherman Oaks star Sweet Butter Kitchen is as charming as they come, with leveling ceilings and an almond croissant that is the absolute star of the Valley.

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1. Amandine Patisserie Cafe

12225 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Facebook

Tucking into a sidewalk table at Amandine on Wilshire in West LA is practically a right of passage for anyone looking to feast on French pastries in Los Angeles. Their menu section dedicated to croissants is a particular highlight, with options for plain, chocolate, almond, and a decadent strawberry Nutella.

12225 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

2. Bottega Louie

700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

French pastry fans and high-minded tourists continue to flock to gorgeous Downtown temple Bottega Louie for their macarons and other favorites, but don’t sleep on the big, bustling restaurant’s strong flaky croissant.

700 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017

3. Bouchon Bakery

235 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Bouchon Bakery

Thomas Keller's going to make sure that his bakery produces tip-top croissants, and this tiny Beverly Hills outlet is no exception. The best ones here might be the chocolate croissants, which sport a rich chocolate filling that would serve as a hefty dessert on its own.

235 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

4. Bread Lounge

700 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Yelp

You know the name from their prodigious wholesale following at coffee shops across the city, but Bread Lounge also operates a strong Arts District cafe space themselves, filled with those same delicate croissants you’ve been enjoying all over the city.

700 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021

5. Chaumont Café and Bakery

143 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Yelp

A prime local favorite, Chaumont Bakery works in the French pastry tradition while offering a bright, beautiful Beverly Hills space. The flaky croissants are always top sellers, and for very good reason.

143 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

6. Euro Pane Bakery

345 E Colorado Blvd #101, Pasadena, CA 91101
Yelp

You're going to want to get to Euro Pane early if you hope to snag one of the Pasadena bakery's croissants that are rolled in cinnamon sugar to make them a little extra decadent.

345 E Colorado Blvd #101
Pasadena, CA 91101

7. Farmshop

225 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Yelp

This beloved restaurant and bakery operation is the go-to for Brentwood locals to get their morning pastry fix.

225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402

8. Gjusta

320 Sunset Ave, Venice, CA 90291

It seems Gjusta can do no wrong, with just about everything coming out of the pastry case being wildly delicious. The baklava croissant is no different, and makes you wonder why the brilliant mash up isn't more prolific around town.

320 Sunset Ave
Venice, CA 90291

9. Ledlow

400 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Facebook

Josef Centeno has developed his own style of croissants, which adhere to the incredibly buttery and flakey variety. The only qualm might be that they're almost too rich, but that's splitting hairs. If they're available, try the croissant cinnamon bun mashup, encrusted with sugar.

400 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

10. Love Birds Cafe & Bakery

750 Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA
Facebook

Longtime Pasadena favorite Lovebirds is known for their all-day breakfast vibes, delicate lunchtime sandwiches, and stellar croissants. Stop in for a selection of straight-up croissants, or the even more popular breakfast sandwich options.

750 Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA

11. Milo and Olive

2723 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Emily Harth Roth

The pastry case at Milo & Olive is truly a sight to be seen. With a veritable crew of talented bakers laminating croissant and kouign amann dough daily, its no wonder these flaky pastries sell so quickly.

2723 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

12. Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

111 South Avenue 59, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Wonho Frank Lee

Though they don't tend to have as long a shelf life, Mr. Holmes excels with some of their savory and sweet croissant creations, such as the strawberry jalapeno bearclaw or the ham & cheese croissant, stuffed with an addictive blend of smoky ham and sharp cheese. Oh, and if you want that famous cruffin (croissant muffin), you'll have to get there shortly after 9 a.m. as they sell out virtually every day.

111 South Avenue 59
Los Angeles, CA 90042

13. Pitchoun

545 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Pitchoun! Bakery

This family-owned bakery offers baked goods made in the traditional French style. Co-owner Frederic Soulies dips his daily wares in housemade syrup, fills them with almond paste, and tops it off with almond slivers for the nutty croissant of your dreams.

545 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

14. Proof Bakery

3156 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Facebook

Possibly the single best croissant in Los Angeles, pastry chef and owner Na Young Ma is a perfectionist when it comes to sheet pastry. The best part of her croissant? The incredibly flaky texture that stays that way until the end of the day, plus the buttery finish.

3156 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

15. République

624 S LA Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Margarita Manzke turns every pastry she touches into gold, a fact made abundantly clear with Republique’s irrepressible croissants. There’s a reason half the city lines up on weekends for a taste of her handiwork.

624 S LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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16. Röckenwagner Bakery

1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Rockenwager

Ask many of your favorite restaurants where they get their bread, and chances are high that they say Rockenwager. It's no wonder, as this European-style wholesale and retail operation with an outlet right on Abbot Kinney has exceptionally flaky croissants in sweet and savory varieties.

1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

17. Superba Food + Bread

1900 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Instagram/@skandia

With pastry star Carlos Enriquez now firmly entrenched in the bread and pastry world at Superba, the finished product has been better than ever. They’re even increasing their strong wholesale side, which means you can get Enriquez’s fantastic croissants at several Westside locations and more than a few coffee shops in the city.

1900 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

18. Sweet Butter Kitchen

13824 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Sweet Butter Kitchen

Sherman Oaks star Sweet Butter Kitchen is as charming as they come, with leveling ceilings and an almond croissant that is the absolute star of the Valley.

13824 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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