August 2021 update

Hello, readers—I’ve been a bit silent due to some big changes in my life. My initial explorations into the world of croissant variety taught me many things about their composition, individual tastes, international features, and more. I got to not only appreciate the tremendous variety of options available to me, but also to share this … Read more

Croissant: May Day Cafe

About the Store May Day Cafe is a small cafe/bakery in the Powderhorn area of South Minneapolis. Its menu changes frequently, but it always has “The Best Croissants” on its menu. They often sell out early. The Croissant The croissants at May Day cafe are medium-large, and have a curved shape, with interesting points on … Read more

Croissant: Café Cerés

This review is from notes compiled on May 9, 2021. I went back on June 4 to confirm my notes and take some photos (but I still lost some). About the Store Café Cerés is a cafe in Minneapolis which, in its words, “features traditional and Turkish coffees, pastries, salads and sandwiches.” The vibe is … Read more

Croissant: Aki’s Bread Haus

This review feels overdue—I got to try the croissants back in January, then again in May, and after losing some photos, once more in June. It was worth it every time. About the Store Aki’s Bread Haus is a small bakery north of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. It’s run by a German family, and serves delicious … Read more

Croissant: Patisserie 46/Rose Street Bakery

About the Store Patisserie 46 and Rose Street Patisserie are a family of neighborhood pastry and coffee shops in Minneapolis/Saint Paul. They are owned by John Kraus (and his wife Elizabeth Rose), a top chocolatier in the US. Also notably, they are part of Relais Desserts, an international association of pastry chefs who wish to … Read more