The world has August Zang to thank for the invention of one of the best bread out there; the croissants. For those who don’t know, the croissant is an adaptation from the plainer form of kipferl when August Zang, an Austrian artillery officer, founded a Viennese bakery at 92, rue de Richelieu in Paris.
But we’re not here for the history lesson. Since the birth of croissants, variations of it has made its way to different parts of the world but if you can’t afford to travel to taste croissants everywhere, then here are places in KL where they serve the best croissants.
1. NEA Fine Bake
Best Seller: Asian-ish Flavour Croissants
Time: 8am – 9pm (Tuesday – Sunday)
Location: 12, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla 31/93, Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor
An artisan bakery cafe that specialises in croissant. Instead of the old classic butter-ish croissant (which they do sell by the way), Nea Fine Bakes likes to play around with different flavours so you can always expect something new from them.
While croissants may be French, Nea Fine’s best sellers are their Asian-ish Flavour Croissants: Salted Egg Croissant, Yam (“Orh Nee”) Croissant and “Bor Lor” Croissant.
Time: 9:30am – 6pm (Daily)
Location: B-G-06, The Hub SS2, 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Nothing like fresh from the oven and here at Flakes, they only serve fresh-baked croissants everyday! A perfect and tasty snack during cold or rainy weather. You can almost imagine the aroma and taste. If it’s cold or if you like it to be extra hot, you may request from their staff to heat up the croissants for you!
3. Maison Des Pains
Time: 10am – 10pm (Daily)
Location: Publika Shopping Gallery
If savouring authentic French breads and pastries bring a spring to your steps, then you can always fall in #loafatfirstsight at Maison Des Pains. You get to choose from a variety of croissants such as Almond, Beef bacon & cheese, Cheese and Double chocolate.
4. Kona Bake House
Time: 8am – 6pm (Daily)
Location: 49, Jalan ss2/30, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Kona is the Japanese word for powder or flour and Kona Bakehouse is not one to shy away from mixing up the ingredients to make something delicious. Combining both Japanese and French culture, you would get their best seller which is the Matcha Almond Mochi Croissant!
5. Dou Dou Bake
Time: 7:30pm – 6pm (Sunday – Wednesday), 7:30am – 11pm (Thursday to Saturday)
Location: : 38, Jalan SS 4c/5, Taman Rasa Sayang, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opened in 2020, Dou Dou has been offering home-baked sourdough breads, croissants and other pastries, all fermented and baked without taking any shortcuts. Be sure to try out their sourdough and almond croissants. If you’re looking for something else then they also have a wide variety of delicious pastries.
6. VCR Bake House
Time: 8am – 4pm (Monday – Thursday), 8am – 9pm (Friday – Sunday)
Location: Unit 2B, 2C Shoplex, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
VCR Bakehouse basically became an overnight sensation when they first opened last year. Not only will you get to try out their freshly baked Croissants and other pastries but the scenery is just to die for.
They have a very diverse choices of croissants for you to try out. You have your popular French butter and Almost croissants but you’ll also get other pastries under the croissant family like Pain Au Chocolat and Sausage Rolls.
7. Dew Bangsar
Time: 11am – 7pm (Tuesday – Sunday)
Location: Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Their croissants and desserts are just as adorable as their name. If we’re talking about their best sellers, they have two. Choose between their classic sourdough croissant or sourdough chocolate croissant. Don’t forget to also try their Ham & Gruyere Sourdough croissant.
8. Wild Yeast Bakery Cafe
Time: 8am – 4:30am
Location: 15, Jln SS22/11, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
There was so much to choose from for this list and Wild Yeast Bakery Cafe had to be included. Their story started with a bassoonist that fell in love with sourdough and started specialising in sourdough bread.
Their Almond Croissant is one of their best-selling pastries that they started making more of them due to high demand! Makes you curious enough to want to try it right?
9. Kenny Hills Bakers
Time: 8am – 6pm
Location: 241-B, Lorong Nibong, Off Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Started back in 2015 as a tiny 15-seater shop-lot in the suburban, unassuming neighbourhood of Bukit Tunku, baking no more than 10 types of breads and pastries a day.
Now they’ve expanded to 3 outlets throughout KL, and have served thousands of customers. It’s no surprise that Kenny Hills has got many loyal customers especially when they serve their best-selling Nutella Croissant!
10. The Dough Factory
Time: 9am – 5pm (Monday – Tuesday, Thusrday – Friday), 9am – 7pm (Weekends)
Location: W.P, 32, Jalan Gangsa SD 5/3b, Bandar Sri Damansara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Last but certainly not least on our list. According to a review by EatDrinkKL, The Dough Factory succeeds in nailing the fundamentals, with croissants and pain au chocolate that remain fresh, flaky-crisp and fragrant-buttery enough for a teatime treat.
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