Our favourite croissants The 12 best places for the French classic

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Croissants seem so simple, yet there is so much more to them. Everyone knows the disappointment when flaky baked goods are noticeably from the day before, too dry, too soft and only bearable with jam. Therefore, all the more praise for all manufacturers who care about their French (and other) baked goods. Finding a good croissant is a challenge we are happy to take on. 

So we've gone on a quest and assembled a selection of our favourite croissant hotspots. Whether you prefer to eat them on the spot, with an invigorating espresso or relaxing tea to go with them, or snuggled up in the comfort of your home window. After all, the weather is currently changing so frequently that you also like to enjoy them at home. 

We wish you bon appétit! 

Click on the orange marked names to find out more about the individual locations!

Gorilla Bakery

Stylish and knows a thing or two about baking: The Gorilla Bakery. In two branches in Neukölln and Schöneberg, all kinds of baked goods are handmade here. The filled croissants are to die for and go beyond the classics with fillings like chestnut, rum and vanilla. Whether to take away, to enjoy on the spot with a coffee or even as a dessert after brunch, which the branch at the EUREF site offers, we always enjoy snacking on the sweet pastries.

Gorilla Bäckerei | 
Hermannstraße 211 | 12049 Berlin-Neukölln


The Neukölln Croissanterie lives up to its name. The delicious French croissants are available here in all kinds and versions, from gluten-free, vegan croissants with activated charcoal to hearty-topped examples. Naturally, we enjoy the buttery originals as much as the pistachio cream-filled ones.

Croissanterie | 
Pannierstraße 56 | 12047 Berlin.030 62722441

Les Pâtisseries de Sébastien

Since 2011, customers have been coming and going to Pâtisseries de Sébastien. In the middle of Invalidenstraße in Berlin Mitte, which is not at all reminiscent of France and delicate French pastries, it is as if you were suddenly standing in a small French patisserie and not in the big city traffic. The pastries are baked daily according to traditional French recipes, and you can taste it.

Les Pâtisseries de Sébastien | 
Invalidenstraße 157 | 10115 Berlin-Mitte


A stylishly simple interior in warm cereal colours sets the mood at Sofi for the original (grain) enjoyment that awaits you here. The baked goods are lovingly handmade, mainly from old grains, and you can also watch the team waiting through the large shop window. In addition to other sweet and savoury baked goods, the double-baked croissants are particularly impressive.

Sofi | 
Sophie-Gips-Höfe | 10178 Berlin-Mitte

Johann Bäckerei

Everyone is talking about the Johann sourdough bakery at the moment, in the truest sense of the word. And rightly so. After all, sourdough is not only the better choice for bread; sweet bites, in particular, often weigh heavily on the stomach due to hasty production in large margins.

Not so the sweet temptations at Johann, which are produced fresh daily and in sensible low-waste quantities. The croissant stands out with its dark colouring. Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, without too much air. That's how it should be. And if you can't get enough of French pastries, you'll also find delicious brioches here. 

Johann Bäckerei | 
Gleditschstraße 47 | 10781 Berlin-Schöneberg

La Maison

Sitting by the canal early in the morning and enjoying excellent coffee with a fresh croissant for breakfast while the city slowly gets busier and busier. Sounds more like Paris than Berlin? But it is possible at La Maison in Kreuzberg on Paul-Linke-Ufer. Here, croissants are baked fresh every day and can then be enjoyed right away, fresh from the oven, on the leaf-covered terrace.

La Maison | 
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 17 | 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Bäckerei Albatross

At Bäckerei Albatross, croissants reach their next level. From pistachio cream to pumpkin cream, there are no limits to creativity. The Kreuzberg bakery is worth visiting, whether for bread, sandwiches or delicate French pastries. Everything is traditionally handmade and delights the eye and the palate.  

Albatross | 
Graefestrasse 66/67 | 10967 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Hansis Brot

Johannes Jungnickel is also a young master baker with an awareness of the traditional. In his Weddinger bakery, hansis brot, he always prepares his own sourdough on-site, according to his own recipe. This can be found in all his baked goods. Hansi is almost famous for his pretzel pastries, but the croissants and pains au chocolat also impress us. Wonderfully buttery, they glaze the bag in no time. Good for licking your fingers. 

Hansis Brot | 
Kiautschoustraße 1 | 13353 Berlin-Wedding

Lenotre im KaDeWe

The classic French bakery in Berlin: Lenotre, on the sixth floor in KaDeWe, is a must. Since 1975, delicate French pastries have been offered here in the only German branch of Patisserie Lenôtre. Since then, magical delicacies have been piled up in the showcases of KaDeWe's famous gourmet department. And such a classic French croissant also tastes great in a Berlin landmark.

Die Sechste 6. Etage im Kaufhaus des Westens | 
Tauentzienstraße 21–24 | 10789 Berlin-Schöneberg

Le Brot

Already on the street, the wide window to the bakery entices you into Le Brot. The stylish yet authentic salesroom, with its richly stocked glass showcases, already hints at the loving baking craftsmanship found here. High-quality pieces of bread and baguettes share the counter with croissants, whose butteriness is worth every sin. Whether plain or with a filling such as almond, you won't be disappointed here.  

Le Brot | 
Fuldastraße 54 | 12043.01523 8794455 |


Oops, a double! You read quite right. Attentive Schöneberg residents may have wondered why. There is also a Croissanterie on Hauptstraße. The similarity is no coincidence because the owner also founded the Neuköllner Croissanterie back then. The selection here is extensive, from sweet to savoury, topped and plain. So you can enjoy everything to do with croissants even further west.

Croissanterie | 
Hauptstraße 131 | 10827 Berlin.030 76770290 |

Aux Merveilleux de Fred

The Patisserie Aux Merveilleux de Fred is a baroque French dream filled with various delicacies. The star here is the "Merveilleux", a dream of meringue and fluffy whipped cream created by pastry chef Frédéric Vaucamps. In addition to the "Merveilleux", there are also great brioches and truly perfect French croissants. Some even praise them as the best in town!

Aux Merveilleux de Fred | 
Olivaer Platz 2 | 10707 Berlin-Charlottenburg

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