The flaky, buttery baked good is special enough to have its own holiday in January and we aren't hesitating to celebrate then and any other day of the week. Here are some of the top spots around town to grab a great croissant.
Twiggs Bakery & Coffeehouse
Lovers of all things sugary and sweet, just get yourself over to one of the Twiggs locations ASAP. This bakery and coffeehouse makes a chocolate-filled croissant that will make your sweet tooth swoon with adoration.
4590 Park Blvd., University Heights, or 2804 Adams Ave., North Park. twiggs.org
Whether you're looking for a traditional croissant or something more flavorful, Pappalecco has several locations across San Diego offering a full croissant menu. They offer Nutella, strawberry, almond, classic and much more. The bakery is also cooking up a nice deal on National Croissant Day - each guest will receive a free plain croissant with every cup of coffee purchased.
Various locations, San Diego. pappalecco.com
Le Parfait Paris
For many, nothing is better than hot espresso and a warm croissant. Whenever we are at Le Parfait Paris, the almond croissant is the must-get. The nutty flavor of the thick croissant, combined with freshly brewed espresso, cannot be beat.
Various locations, San Diego. leparfaitparis.com
Bread & Cie
Airy and flaky, the croissants at Bread & Cie are always freshly made. During the colder months, the cinnamon croissant is ideal for a bite of warm, winter spice (and it's also our favorite on the Bread & Cie menu.)
350 University Avenue, Hillcrest. breadandcie.com
Cardamom Cafe & Bakery
Those who prefer a savory croissant sandwich over a sweet baked good should make a visit to Cardamom. This place whips up some original stuffed croissants like the spinach and blue cheese, bacon and cheddar, or a turkey, jalapeno and cream cheese croissant.
2977 Upas St., North Park. cardamomsandiego.com