|Almond Croissant - Patisserie 27|
When I moved to Bloor West recently, my cousin H came to help on moving day. There was little to do in the morning while the guys unloaded the furniture first. She decided to go for a coffee run for everyone. She came back with coffee for everyone, including the movers, how nice! For us, she brought back some savoury Croissant/Danish. One Spinach and Cheese and a Mushroom. I recognised the skill of a wonderfully flaky, buttery and flavourful pastry right away. The big fluffy ones from the supermarkets usually look great but lack that depth of flavour. The ones from Patisserie 27 on Jane were just gorgeous.
On Sundays lil T wakes me up bright and early on the weekend despite my explaining to him that he should sleep in, his being a one year old, he refuses to cooperate. So rather than staying cooped up with him bored until the world wakes up, I take him for a stroll after his breakfast. I normally just have toast or cereal for breakfast except on weekends. This Sunday, all on my own, I decided to walk him down to Patisserie 27 and I arrived a tad early and found a couple of folks waiting outside the closed door. 7am and there's a line up. Wow. Just a couple of dudes looking for their Coffee and Pain au Chocolate fix. Understandable. Shortly after I ordered a mom popped in with her three kids for their breakfast. This was all before 8am. Glad I got there early.
I sat in their modest dining area of two tables and munched on my Plain while I waited for my Coffee. I gave lil T a few bites which he ate with zeal. It was incredibly flaky and buttery. Baked on site, it was very fresh and reminded me of the dozen Croissant me and a friend devoured one morning while backpacking in the Loire Valley. We had popped out from our B&B for 1 quick pastry before setting off for the day. We ate 1 and immediately ordered 12 more. I could easily have done that today too. It was wonderful.
The Almond I saved for later because I didn't want to lose any of the crunchy Almond's decorating the top to the sidewalk. It was equally flaky and buttery. It had a light, light glaze which adhered the chopped Almonds to the top. The only thing I wasn't a fan of was that instead of baking the Marzipan filling inside, they slice them open and spread the filling inside. I only noticed when I started to pull it part. There's something to baking the filling with the Croissant. Yeah it makes the inside a bit more soggy but I love the aroma the Almond gives the pastry. Still, I will have to let my sister be the judge. The Macaron called to me as I took the photos but maybe nextime.
I can honestly say this might be one of the best Croissant I have had in Canada. I'll have to reserve the best croissant I've ever had rating to the ones I had in Tours, Loire Valley. Aaaaaaa
Ambiance: Clean yet cozy patisserie
Service: very friendly and courteous
Kid Friendly: yes for a pop in but no facilities
Patisserie 27Bloor West Village
401 Jane St
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