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

Croissant: Red Bench Bakery

About the Store Red Bench Bakery is a small bakery that has two locations in Minnesota: Chaska and Excelsior. One of the locations used to be the former spot for Patisserie Margo, now moved to Edina. The Croissant The croissants sold at this bakery are medium-sized, tending towards large, with a proportionally medium peak, and … Read more

Croissant: Trung Nam French Bakery

About the Store Trung Nam French Bakery is a small bakery which opened in St Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood in 1989. The family who runs the business got the recipes from when they lived in France, and they still serve strong after more than 30 years. And they’re still cash-only. The Croissant The croissants sold at … Read more

Croissant: Bread & Chocolate

About the Store Bread & Chocolate is a café, bakery, and lunch store in St Paul affiliated with Café Latte, a nearby cake bakery. I didn’t initially expect them to have croissants, but a quick search showed it was on their menu. The Croissant Right away I can tell these croissants are a bit different … Read more