Did you know that the croissant first originated from Austria as ‘Kipfel’ and soon made its way to France? Whatever may be the roots of the croissant, foodies like us can only rejoice in the existence of this flaky buttery marvel! Well, if you are too a fan of well-made baked goods, here is a little curation of the best cafes, bakeries & restaurants in Mumbai that truly serve the best and most indulgent croissants that you really must be trying this International Croissant Day!
Smoke House Deli is known for its amazing food and signature hot beverages that are nothing short of pure decadence. Breaking your fast here will get you a full lavish spread consisting of everything from cereals and pancakes to bagels and of course, the highlight of their menu- eggs done in over 20 different ways. Their platter of Breakfast Bakes is the perfect hangover cure that features varied fresh baked delectables like perfectly flaky and oh-so-buttery croissants, pain-au-chocolate, and muffins along with an array of house-made jams and preserves.
Other recommendations: House-made Fennel & Rosemary Chicken Franks, House-made Smoked Pork & Cheese Sausage, Keto Power Breakfast.
Cost for two: ₹ 1800
This amazing place in town has a woody interior along with chic décor. One of the best dishes they serve is their delicious Croissant Classic Club featuring a healthy combination of lettuce, chicken salad, ham, tomato, fried egg & cheese with gherkins that is so indulgent yet wholesome!
Other recommendations: BCH Fried Chicken Burger, Chicken Sapo Rice, Panang Curry with Rice, Banana, Walnut & Caramel Tea Cake, Kheema Ghotala with Pav.
Cost for two: ₹ 900
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To kick start your morning on a sweeter note, try Suzette's Chocolate Croissant. A perfect companion to go with your cup of breakfast tea or coffee, this is just the chocolaty delight to give you that much-needed energy boost and one that you'll keep thinking about well even after lunchtime.
Other recommendations: Sourdough Baguette Bun, Vegan Brioche Buns, Quiches, Chocolate Tart.
Cost for two: ₹ 1000
Subko Speciality Coffee Roasters and Bakehouse is a specialty coffee roastery, cafe, and craft bakehouse. The Craftery allows Subko to make their production process visible to the public—coffee beans are ground and the dough is prepped for croissants and sourdough loaves in an all-glass cold room. Subko's signature croissant- 'Espresso Stuffed 2.0' is filled with airy house-blend espresso cream, topped with coffee mascarpone, and a crunchy house-made espresso honeycomb is a foodie favorite and definitely, a must-try that we can't recommend enough.
Other Recommendations: Infinity Brownie, Why so salty: A Notella stuffed cruffin, Hazepresso Babka Loaf.
Cost for two: ₹ 800
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The Rosemary Toffee Apple Croissant at Kuckeliku Breakfast House is definitely one of the best and most interesting croissant renditions that you can try in Mumbai. Besides this sinfully decadent preparation, Kuckeliku also offers the finest European spread in the city and a variety of delicious fresh bakes like croissants, cruffin, donuts, and more.
Other recommendations: Four Cheese Cheesecake Cruffin, Rosewater & Raspberry Croissant, Coffee Mascarpone Donut, Jackfruit Latke.
Cost for two: ₹ 1300
Serving the widest range of cupcakes, premium desserts, and viennoiseries, The Boston Cafe & Patisserie is indeed a mecca for croissant connoisseurs. Their fresh-out-of-oven croissants are just the mid-week pick-me-ups you need to liven up your day. Although they have an extensive menu, our favorite from their heady lineup is the Chocolate croissants. These golden brown chocolate croissants are extra flaky, crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, and just the heavenly treats that make you believe in the philosophy of enjoying the simple pleasures in life!
Other recommendations: Nutella Well Cake, Cheese Croissant, Caramel Sea Salt Cupcake, Hot Chocolate, Apple Crumble Pie, Corn Spinach Puff, and Banoffee Cupcake Shake.
Cost for two: ₹ 600
Puneet is from a hospitality background and loves to explore new cuisines from around the world. Puneet is also very fond of cooking and in his free time, loves to experiment with food by creating new dishes or recreating old classics with a twist. Besides food, he also has an unwavering love for video games.