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20 Best Croissants in Sydney [2023]

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Best Croissant Sydney
Best Croissant Sydney

If you’re looking for the best croissants in Sydney, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we will list 20 of the best croissant shops in Sydney. Whether you’re looking for a classic croissant Sydney or something a little more unique, we have you covered. So without further ado, let’s get started!

1) Grana Bakery

Key ServiceUses a mill on-site to make pastries and pasta
AddressGround Floor
5-7 Young Street
Sydney 2000
Phone(02) 7228 1400
Operating HoursMonday to Saturday: dine-in lunch & dinner

Grana is a bakery and all-day eatery on the ground floor of the historic Hinchcliff House in Circular Quay. Grana’s name derives from the mill on site, which is used to make Grana’s pastries and pasta. Highlights include a blue swimmer crab omelette and a breakfast ravioli with sweet potato, egg yolk, and brown butter (swoon).

Key Differentiators:

  • Uses a mill on-site to make pastries and pasta
  • Fresh and high-quality produce
  • Humble and warm service

Customer’s Review:

Beautiful dinner. Both of us loved our pasta. The house made bread was delicious, and the tiramisu is perfect. It’s also big enough to share! Lovely service.

Cat B

2) Rollers Bakehouse

Key ServiceServes savoury & sweet pastries
Address19 RIALTO LANE,
Operating HoursMON 7:00 – 3:00PM
TUE 7:00 – 3:00PM
WED 7:00 – 3:00PM
THUR 7:00 – 3:00PM
FRI 7:00 – 3:00PM
SAT 7:00 – 3:00PM
SUN 7:30 – 2:00PM

The Bakehouse’s design has an edgy, cool-kid vibe to it that complements its wacky croissant dishes. Baker James Sideris is all about boundary-pushing tastes— think truffle ham croissant with a truffle goat’s cheese spread, comté cheese, and caramelized onion, as well as a Middle Eastern-inspired eggplant dish with hummus, zaatar, and jalapeno.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves savoury & sweet pastries
  • Very cosy and cute place
  • Fantastic selection of pastries

Customer’s Review:

Made a trip from the West to Manly to visit this bakehouse! Although the croissant was sold out, we tried the Berry Danish and Sausage Roll. The pastry was very crisp and light. Personally prefer the sausages to be more intact, but the flavours in the Danish were nicely balanced! It’s worth a visit.

M So

3) Iggy’s

Key ServiceConsistently outstanding bread
Address131 Macpherson St, Bronte NSW 2024, Australia
PhoneWholesale/Customer Service 617.491.7600
Retail 617.924.0949
Operating HoursTues to Fri 7AM–6PM

Iggy’s, the Yugoslavian-born Igor Ivanovic’s renowned bakery, is all about bread—and the no-frills shopfront with queues for days will persuade you otherwise. Iggy’s defies tradition by keeping the interiors unadorned and the bread consistently outstanding. The bread is also excellent—incredible, in fact. It would be impolite not to grab a bagful of Iggy’s croissants while on your weekly bread run.

Key Differentiators:

  • Renowned for its bread
  • No-frills shop
  • Consistently outstanding bread

Customer’s Review:

I’ve been hearing about this place for a while now, and not sure why I’ve never been until now. It’s now my new favourite bakery. You name it, they have it and it’s amazing. The pull-apart bread st the counter, the chocolate croissants, plain croissants, spelt loaf. It’s incredible! Get in early though, it’s popular and there are decent lines.

Sarah Charles (Thewhereto)

4) Flour And Stone

Key ServiceSublime value for money
Address53 Riley Street ,Woolloomooloo Sydney, NSW, Australia 2011
Phone+61 2 8068 8818
Operating HoursMonday:
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Flour and Stone’s croissants are some of Sydney’s finest since, aside from the fact that they’re delicious, they offer excellent quality, control, and a lot of love and care. Flour and Stone has the science of the humble croissant down pat, from maintaining ideal fermentation conditions for full-flavoured dough to ensuring that all those butter and dough layers are uniform.

Key Differentiators:

  • Sublime value for money
  • Delightfully scrumptious cakes
  • Serves light flaky layers of puff pastry 

Customer’s Review:

Flour and Stone came highly recommended as a cafe worth travelling to for their croissants. They lived up to their reputation. Amazing work.

David Pegg

5) Loulou

Key ServiceRelaxing embience
Address61 Lavender St, Milsons Point NSW 2061
Phone(02) 8000 7800
Operating HoursMonday 12–11PM
Tuesday 12–11PM
Wednesday 12–11PM
Thursday 12–11PM
Friday 12PM–12AM
Saturday 12PM–12AM
Sunday 12–10PM

There’s a lot going on at this triple act all-day eatery, which is well worth visiting for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It includes a bakery and restaurant, bistro, and traiteur. The Loulou’s boulangerie in Covent Garden, which is created by head baker Brendon Woodward (ex-Chouquette Boulangerie, Bread Ahead Bakery London), starts the day with flaky croissants. However, if you’re looking for wimpy croissants, start your day at Loulou.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves French dishes
  • Relaxing embience
  • Great quality of French baguette and pastries

Customer’s Review:

Love having Loulou in the Milsons Plint neighborhood! So yummy. Love almost every item there and I almost always have a friendly encounter there! Croissants are one of the best in town – definitely get it in the morning. I love the tarts too – cherry tart woohoo. Burnt cheesecake is great too and I love the single person version.

Ka Ling (Drkyling)

6) AP Bakery

Key ServiceServes all-day breakfast menu


AP Bakery has two permanent locations: Carriageworks Farmers Market and the top of Paramount House, where its recent pop-up, AP House, is located. AP Bakery produces some of the city’s greatest, freshest bread, but it would be remiss not to mention the flawlessly honeycomb-structured croissants (which is quite difficult to accomplish, by the way).

Key Differentiators:

  • Delicious food and coffee
  • Friendly service
  • Serves all-day breakfast menu

Customer’s Review:

Take the elevator to the rooftop. Delicious food and coffee. Burger and bacon egg roll were sooo good. Hash brown was crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside. The plain croissant was chewy and so flaky. Come early for pastries.

Jenn P

7) Humble Bakery

Key ServiceHuge range of croissant flavours
AddressShop 2, 50 Holt Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone02 9435 0801
Operating HoursDaily 7AM–3PM

The crew behind Porteño, Humble Bakery, has been taking Sydneysiders to carb heaven with its selection of pastries, including some magnificent croissants, since the day it opened. The basic croissant, on the other hand, is anything but. Beautifully golden and airy in appearance, it has a honeycomb-textured interior that will make you wonder whether or not you should stop eating. The sandwiches are just one of Humble’s many sandwich options. They sit among the stripy chocolate, oozing ham and cheese, and almond varieties, as well as famous croissant-muffin hybrid!

Key Differentiators:

  • Softer and chewy croissants
  • Huge range of croissant flavours
  • Delicious all-day breakfast and lunch menu

Customer’s Review:

This place doesn’t disappoint. Good coffee and great selection of baked goods. Ordered the croissant and the pork and fennel sausage roll. Both were delicious!

Jason Lau

8) Black Star Pastry

Key ServiceMade from Australian cultured butter
AddressShop 26, Ground Floor, 500 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone02 9557 8656
Operating HoursDaily 8AM–6PM

Black Star Pastry is known for its iconic Strawberry Watermelon Cake, but if you ask us, the croissants should get their own hashtag as well. The simple croissant is transformed into an artful experience by Black Star, which emphasizes accuracy, quality, and the one thing you can’t replace: time. No corner is cut in this three-day procedure, which takes place over three days and involves from twice-proofed dough to meticulous lamination, but it’s well worth the effort when you hear that satisfying crunch of flaky pastry layers upon layers and reach that plush, buttery interior.

Key Differentiators:

  • Made from Australian cultured butter
  • Flaky buttery pastry
  • Classic recipes

Customer’s Review:

I encountered very friendly and professional service at this store. Their famous watermelon cake was incredibly fresh. Highly recommended.

Sharon Taylor

9) Wholegreen Bakery

Key ServiceGluten-free pastries
Address257 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone02 8197 0002
Operating HoursMonday-Saturday 8am-3pm

Wholegreen Bakery is your destination whether you’re coeliac or just want to eat gluten-free. Even the most devoted wheatists would struggle to find fault with Wholegreen’s delectable pastries and cafe food. When her daughter was diagnosed with coeliac disease, nutritionist and entrepreneur Cherie Lyden was inspired to bring a gluten-free food to market. Wholegreen caters to individuals who eat a gluten-free diet.

Key Differentiators:

  • Specializes in gluten-free food
  • Focuses on healthy and wholesome ingredients
  • Offers a wide range of sweet and savoury options

Customer’s Review:

I can’t tell you HOW HAPPY I was to eat here. We stopped by for lunch. We had the sausage roll and quiche lorraine with a mix of salads and an almond croissant with coffees. The pastry was fantastic. Any gluten intolerant foodie will tell you that getting GF pastry right is hard and finding it even harder. Well done to the team on their fantastic bakes. The service was friendly and helpful.

Kay Whytock

10) Penny Fours

Key ServiceHandmade croissants
Address141 Norton St Leichhardt, NSW, Australia 2040
Phone+61 2 9572 8550
Operating HoursTues to Sun 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Penny Fours is a lovely little patisserie in the Inner West, where we can enjoy many a sweet treat. Penelope Ransley, who used to work for Tetsuya’s, runs the hole-in-the-wall, so you can be sure that every cake, tart and croissant is delectable. Lemon meringues, crème brûlée, and salted macadamia tarts are just a few of the award-winning desserts. When it comes to croissants, they’re handmade on-site and make a great snack after hauling all of the pastries you can handle home.

Key Differentiators:

  • Award-winning desserts
  • Handmade croissants
  • Friendly and helpful service

Customer’s Review:

These are the best croissants in Sydney. Has your classics alongside plenty of their own unique flavours. Absolutely unreal textures and all the buttery goodness you could ask for.

James Cocking

11) Bourke Street Bakery

Key ServiceHandmade croissants
Address633 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
Phone+61 2 9699 1011
Operating HoursDaily 7AM–6PM

For years, one ginger brûlée tart at a time, Bourke Street Bakery has stolen our hearts. For a great croissant, go for the $1 bakery chain’s plain croissants, which have flavor and flakiness as well as a nice form and airy layers. The delectable almond paste filling and crunchy crown of toasted almond flakes dusted with icing sugar of the bakery classic has made it a local

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves fresh croissants
  • Handmade croissants
  • Friendly and helpful service

Customer’s Review:

Excellent quiche, egg flavour was soft on the inside with a hard but not flaky crust. Perfect quiche. The croissants were amazing and the coffees went well with them all. Pastries to die for.

Lachlan Chan

12) Infinity Bakery

Key ServiceServes straight from the oven croissants
AddressShop 6, 274-279 Victoria St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2021
Phone9380 4320
Operating HoursDaily 5:30AM–5:30PM

Since 1997, Infinity Baking has been feeding our tummies with organic sourdough, and you can count on the same high standards for quality and genuine ingredients in its croissants. They’re everything a great croissant should be—sizeably sized, golden all over, with a light-as-air inside texture and flaky layers for days. Infinity only uses the highest quality butter and local produce possible, and after you’ve tried it, you’ll never settle for anything less again.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves straight from the oven croissants
  • Fast service
  • Serves the best coffee

Customer’s Review:

Coffee and Croissant – Coffee is always great, strong flavoured with speedy service. The Croissant was fresh, straight from the oven. Well done to the barrister, staff and management.

Damien Burrows

13) La Vie & Belle

Key ServiceServes croissants the old-fashioned way
Address425 Bourke Street Sydney, NSW, Australia 2010
Phone0280 188 879
Operating HoursTues to Sun 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

For genuine French cuisine, look no farther than La Vie & Belle, where croissants are made the old-fashioned way with passion and care. There are no brow-raising fillings or hybrid tastes here—just simple, genuine French bread and pastries, with everyone’s favorite flaky, buttery, crescent-shaped delights.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves croissants the old-fashioned way
  • Passionate and caring service
  • Simple, genuine French bread and pastries

Customer’s Review:

Very tasty and proper French bakery. Few options both savory and sweet. Almond chocolate croissant was delicious and so was the quiche.


14) Brickfields

Key ServiceCozy bakery with a great atmosphere
Address2 Sydney St, Marrickville NSW 2204
Phone0467 813 997
Operating HoursMon-Sun 8am-2pm

Brickfields is a landmark in Sydney’s bakery industry, with bready items so delectable that you’ll find them in cafés all across the city. It goes without saying that Pepe Saya’s croissants are as delicious as the bread—and, given their high quality flour and cultured butter, they easily deserve a place on your next croissant crawl.

Key Differentiators:

  • Delectable croissants
  • High-quality flour and cultured butter
  • Cozy bakery with a great atmosphere

Customer’s Review:

A first-time visit to this Bakery Cafe is one of the best in the Chippendale area. I saw some reviews and thought of giving it a try. I had Almond Croissant, Toasted Croissant with Cheddar Marjoram, and Tomatoes. The best part of the Turmeric Latte is the best ever I had in my life. Must visit Cafe in Chippendale.

Mayank Mittal

15) La Renaissance

Key ServiceCroissants are made fresh every day
Address47 Argyle Street, The Rocks
Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Phone61 2 9241 4878
Operating HoursMonday – Sunday: 8am – 4pm

La Renaissance, a mainstay of Sydney’s pastry scene and founded by a classically trained chef and pâtissier nearly 50 years ago, certainly knows a thing or two about croissants. Its plain, almond, and chocolate croissants are made fresh every day.The vanilla crème patisserie from La Renaissance, which is filled with layers of light, fluffy, laminated dough, comes across as bougie—it’s a hazy dreamlike cream pastry encased in delicate layers of dough.

Key Differentiators:

  • Founded by a classically trained chef and pâtissier
  • Croissants are made fresh every day
  • Light, fluffy, laminated dough

Customer’s Review:

My favourite French patisserie is in Sydney. Absolutely love the pastries and cakes, and the coffee is nice as well. They have the best almond croissants and macaroons I’ve ever had in Sydney. The cakes are creative and the flavours are well balanced. The whole cakes can be ordered in different sizes and at very reasonable prices. This is my top 1 place to go for birthday cake orders.

Anna Lynn

16) Madame & Yves

Key ServiceHand-crafted pastries
Address343-345 Clovelly Rd, Clovelly NSW 2031, Australia
Phone(02) 7900-8498
Operating HoursEVERY DAY 7am – 4pm

“A great croissant has a distinct flavor of butter,” says founder and pastry genius Yves Scherrer. It must be fluffy inside, flaky outside, have a light crunch, and not be greasy. The staff at Madame & Yves ensures that each pastry is unique by hand-crafting everything. Try any number of Madame & Yves’ boundary-pushing flavors of the traditional croissant, such as early grey custard, hazelnut and almond praline, truffle croque monsieur, a hazelnut-driven Ferrero, and a raspberry almond croissant filled with fruity fresh raspberry marmalade.

Key Differentiators:

  • Hand-crafted pastries
  • Unique flavors
  • Fluffy inside, flaky outside, light crunch

Customer’s Review:

Delicious croissants of sweet and savoury variety and plenty of other pastries and sweets to appease even the fussiest eater. Feels like you are in France! Hardest part is being able to find a table to sit at, so consider yourself lucky if you get it, otherwise, it is the takeaway game for you!

Bojan Kovacevic

17) Berkelo

Berkelo - Croissant Sydney
Berkelo – Croissant Sydney (Credit: Berkelo)
Key ServiceLarge servings of croissants
Operating HoursLocations

The motto of ‘simple food is the best food,’ which is precisely why it’s one of the top bakeries in Sydney, comes from Berkelo. Try their long-fermented signature white sourdough or the banana cake for a sweet treat. Want to learn to bake yourself? You can take a class and learn the art of sourdough.

Key Differentiators:

  • Great pastry products and bread
  • Excellent coffee
  • Large servings of croissants

Customer’s Review:

This is the best bakery on the Northern Beaches! A little hidden gem, has the BEST croissants in the whole world! Lovely selection of pastries, I always try to stop by here for a quick brekky before work. LOVE!

Kaia Smith

18) Breadfern Bakery

Key ServiceServes delectable breakfast croissant
Address306 – 308 Chalmers Street, Redfern
Phone02 8065 3959
Operating HoursMon – Sun: 06:00am – 03:00pm

At Breadfern Bakery, you’ll discover some of the finest artisan breads and delectable pastries around Sydney, all created using exceptional local ingredients. Whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed. Enter for a delectable breakfast croissant or a loaf of delicious sourdough to take home, and you’ll be happy with your choice.

Key Differentiators:

  • Artisan breads and pastries
  • Exceptional local ingredients
  • Serves delectable breakfast croissant

Customer’s Review:

Always love the pastries and bread here – their French roots influence is clearly seen in their products. Croissants here are buttery and flakey with nice layers inside. Their special danishes are always a delight to try!

Greg Wong

19) Sonoma Bakery Glebe

Key ServiceExcellent croissant pastry scroll
Address32-44 Birmingham St
Alexandria NSW 2015
Phone0437 733 371
Operating HoursMonday – Sunday

Freshly milled flour, filtered water, and sea salt are all used in this California bakery’s recipes. You’re sure to adore their simple yet flawlessly executed breads if you try them. The croissant pastry scroll, sprinkled with cinnamon or the wonderfully gooey hazelnut brownie with Belgian chocolate are both wonderful.

Key Differentiators:

  • Simple yet flawlessly executed breads
  • Excellent croissant pastry scroll
  • Uses freshly milled flour, filtered water, and sea salt

Customer’s Review:

I have only tried the almond croissant here and it’s excellent! Highly recommend a freshly baked one to start your day and make sure you go early, they sell out fast.

Nagalakshmi V (Nags)

20) Staple Bakery

Key ServiceHas the famous cheese and oregano croissant
Address27 Truman Ave, Cromer, NSW 2099
Phone+61 414 525 151
Operating HoursWednesday to Sunday 7am – 1:30pm

Staple Bakery in Seaforth is one of Sydney’s finest bakeries, with their exceptional sourdough earning them a reputation as one the best Australia’sSourdough. The ideal location to pick up your week’s bread and enjoy a pain au chocolat or the famous cheese and oregano croissant.

Key Differentiators:

  • Best sourdough in Sydney
  • Has the famous cheese and oregano croissant
  • Ideal location to pick up your week’s bread

Customer’s Review:

They sell a range of types of sourdough loaves (regular sourdough, spelt, rye loaves, grain), foccacia, cakes, and croissants. We tried a delicious cheese and oregano croissant (nice and crunchy on the outside) as well as a plain croissant.

Sarah Charles (Thewhereto)

Croissant Sydney

If you’re looking for a delicious croissant Sydney, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the 20 bakeries we’ve featured. Whether you’re after a classic croissant or something more adventurous, there’s sure to be a bakery near you that will satisfy your cravings. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and explore all the amazing croissants Sydney has to offer!

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