We put your favourite croissants, tarts and danishes to the test to find Sydney’s best pastries.
We believe that when it comes to surviving lockdown, it’s all about enjoying the simple pleasures. So, if you’re one of those people that are using lockdown as an excuse to get fit and healthy, you can go right ahead and keep scrolling. This one isn’t for you.
On the other hand, if every day of lockdown makes you want to indulge and your current mantra is treat yo’ self, we can help. We’ve done the hard yards to bring you the best pastries that Sydney has to offer. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it. And who said we weren’t essential workers?!
Why have cereal for breakfast when you can have Koi? These delicate pastries are boujee AF, and amongst their epic flaky creations is the Truffle Bake Box. Yes, you guessed it, there’s a truffle croissant. It’s a chocolate croissant stuffed with hazelnut cream, praline and biodynamic black truffle. Home delivery is available through Koi at Home.
You’ll hardly be able to hear your boss moaning when you’re munching on a sweet treat from Tuga Pastries. Tuga are famous for their pastel de nata (Portuguese tart) and they are the real deal. It’s a family recipe that has been passed down and each tart is handmade. Luckily they have two locations so you can pick them up in Alexandria or Clovelly.
People rave about Roller’s famous sweet croissants, but we think their savoury ones are the real standouts. Try their Truffle Ham & Cheese, a charcoal croissant pastry filled with truffle coated ham, caramelised onion, a truffle goats cheese spread and comte cheese. Topped and baked with pecorino and then once baked topped again with lashings of fresh pecorino and cracked pepper. Need we say more? This one’s pick up only but it’s worth travelling for (if you’re within 10kms, of course).
Get ready to join a socially distanced queue when your croissant cravings take you to Breadfern. It seems the rest of Sydney also enjoys a flaky, buttery pastry to start their day. Who knew? The hardest thing you’ll do all day is choose from the incredible looking (and smelling) danishes on display.
Just because you’re gluten free doesn’t mean you have to miss out on pastries. The Wholegreen Bakery has your Coeliac mates covered, with a menu that is entirely gluten free. This is one of the only places you can get a fresh gluten free croissant in Sydney and it is a million times better than the rubbery ones you can buy from Woolies. You can order online and get your pastries delivered to your door.
If you haven’t tried Kurimu Choux yet, get ready to have your mind blown. But, be warned, these are addictive, and, let’s be honest, they’ll probably become the highlight of your lockdown. These Japanese pastries are made up of a crunchy, almond flavoured pastry covering a sweet, creamy custard. Pick up in Hurstville.