The popular French pastry, the croissant, is ideal for any time of the day. Whether you are brunching with eggs and bacon accompanying your flaky pastry or satisfying your sweet tooth with chocolate filled doughy goodness for tea time.

Cape Town’s bakery scene offers croissant lovers an array of options to try as we attempt to recreate a Parisian croissant et café experience.

We may not have the Eiffel Tower but Table Mountain is just as good.

Here are five places to savour the buttery and delicious flavours of a croissant in the Cape:

1.Jasons Bakery 

Known for its innovative pastry treats, Jasons Bakery has created the popular and well-known ‘doughssant’ – a merge of a doughnut and a croissant with alternative changing flavours every week. The Bakery offers breakfast croissants alongside more experimental croissants, like the apple strudel doughssant.

Address: 185 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town

Contact: 021 424 5644

Website: www.jasonbakery.co.za

2. Ou Meul Bakery 

Freshly baked croissants are on the menu alongside their renowned pies. The Ou Meul bakery provides only the freshest of pastries. Offering both sweet and savoury flavour options – with an almond and sugar dusted croissant or a plain croissant with scrambled eggs and crispy bacon.

Address: 14 Long St, Cape Town

Contact: 021 419 0662

Website: www.oumeul.co.za

3. Honest Chocolate Café

The outdoor courtyard setting of the Honest Chocolate Café provides an elegant French style backdrop for sipping their housemade dark hot chocolate while savouring freshly baked croissants delivered by Woodstock Bakery every morning. The café offers a variety of sweet treats from a bran muffin with a dark chocolate filling to the banana bread bunny chow topped with melted chocolate spread.

Address: 64A Wale St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town

Contact: 076 765 8306

Website: www.honestchocolate.co.za

4. Euro Haus 

This long-established bakery focuses on a continental baking style that offers German baked goods and other European inspired bread and pastries. It is located in Loop street and has a touch of quirky decor with its console jar chandelier.

All baked goods are prepared at 3am to ensure its freshness for the day ahead.

All the croissants are warm and ready to eat before 7am.

Address: 10 Loop St, City Centre, Cape Town,

Contact: 021 422 0168

Website: www.eurohaus.co.za

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5. Loaves on Long 

Located in Long street, Loaves on Long offers private classes for those who ‘want to have their croissant and eat it too’, with their croissant and pastry making classes. The bakery owner and chef will show you the tricks of the trade as you roll out deliciously fresh croissants. The café also has croissants on sale, ranging from plain to chocolate filled.

Address: 33 long street, Cape Town

Contact: 021 422 3353

Website: www.loavesonlong.co.za

Picture: Jasons Bakery/Facebook

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Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about social issues, the environment and current affairs.