Saturday, January 30th is National Croissant Day. Believe it or not the history of croissants is a colorful tale of action and adventure dating back to 1683 during the Turkish Empire’s siege on Vienna, Austria, up to the legend of Marie Antoninette. This buttery flaky pastry continues to be a year-round favorite that has seen it’s historical culinary evolution all around the world.  It’s hard to find anyone that doesn’t love croissants, whether you enjoy it with your morning coffee, as a snack, or you use it to make your day after Thanksgiving sandwich, it’s arguably the most popular pastry of all time.

To celebrate National Croissant Day, we found the best spots in Austin to grab a warm delicious crescent moon pastry, so get out there and enjoy it with a generous helping of butter.


1886 Cafe & Bakery

The Driskill | 604 Brazos St

croissant 1886

photo | 1886 Bakery & Cafe

Walton’s Fancy and Staple

609 W 6th St

Walton's Croissant

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San Francisco Bakery & Cafe

Village Shopping Center | 2900 W Anderson Ln.

San Francisco Bakery


Upper Crust Bakery

4508 Burnet Rd

Upper Crust Croissant


Easy Tiger

709 E 6th St.

Easy Tiger Croissant


Sweetish Hill Bakery

1120 W 6th St.

Sweedish Hill


Texas French Bread

2900 Rio Grande St

Texas French Bread croissant

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Hayden Walker
Executive Editor | Co-Publisher

Hayden Walker is the Editor in Chief and Director of Operations for Austin Food Magazine

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