Coffee and croissants are one of many perfect matches made in food heaven.
The bitterness of coffee always goes well with a buttery, flaky croissant.
A croissant is made by layering the dough with butter, rolled and folded several times, then rolled onto a sheet before being baked to perfection.
It is a descendant of kipferl, an Austrian bread dated back as the 13th century. Reportedly, an Austrian named August Zang opened a Viennese bakery in Paris, serving Viennese specialties including the kipferl.
It was such a hit that the French slowly made it into their own. Their version of kipferl was named croissant because of its crescent shape.
Nowadays, croissants are synonymous with breakfast in France.
Here in Sarawak where we have kolo mee (or insert favorite local food here) for breakfast, croissants are a bit harder to come by.
Nonetheless, here are some of our suggestions where to have a session of coffee and croissant in Kuching:
1.Madeleine Cafe & Patisserie
Have your coffee and croissant in French-inspired surroundings at Madeleine Cafe & Patisserie at tHe Spring or its Green Heights branch.
Here you can pick chocolate, almond or a butter croissant to go with your freshly brewed coffee.
2.MANNA Patisserie, Boulangerie & Cafe
The croissants at MANNA Patisserie, Boulangerie & Cafe – especially their matcha croissants – are highly praised on social media so this is a definite must-try.
If you are chocolate-addict, give their homemade chocolate a try too.
You can walk in to grab your food to go, sit down to relax or you can host your own small private party – Taka Patisserie is the answer for all these conundrums.
The cakes and pastries (including croissants) are arranged in such an elegant setting that it’s hard to just pick one pastry.
4.The Patisserie Cafe
Open from 11am to 10pm, this cafe believes in serving tasty pastries hand in hand with hand-roasted coffee.
Some of the items on their menu such as Croissant and Pasta are available but at limited times so do check out their Facebook page for more updates.