The humble croissant (pronounced “kwa-son” in French if you’re curious) is somewhat of a poster child for French pastry. Makes sense. Its flaky body is a joy to munch on while the pleasant savoury flavours are suitable for all ages. Also, it doesn’t hurt to have a name that isn’t a tongue twister (looking at you, pain au chocolat). In the Klang Valley where modern cafes and artisanal bakeries are commonplace, the art of croissant-making is thriving. Croissants are notorious for their labour-intensive and overtly tricky baking process, but the bakeries below have managed to consistently churn out buttery creations day-in-day-out. If you’re hunting down the best croissants in KL and PJ, these locations are a must.
Fun fact: January 30 is International Croissant Day.
Sink Your Teeth Into The Best Croissants In KL
Croisserie Artisan Bakery
Mimicking the look and feel of a Parisian patisserie, Croisserie Artisan Bakery’s flagship outpost in Damansara Heights has been the go-to spot for some of the best croissants in greater KL. Aside from flaky but not crumbly croissants, it also serves up an assortment of tasty baked goods from poppy seed bagels to pretzels.
Address: No. 14, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 7.30am – 8pm
Contact: 012-564 4154
Kenny Hills Bakers
Judging from the snaking queues on the weekends, it’s obvious that Kenny Hills Bakers is one of the most popular bakeries in town. The croissants here are great on their own or as part of a sandwich. If you’re craving for something more substantial, do give the pasta and pizzas a try.
Desa Park City
GF-06 Waterfront, 5, Persiaran Residen Desa Park City, 52200 Kuala Lumpur
Lot B-2, Taman Tunku, Off Jalan Langgak Tunku, Bukit Tunku, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
241-B, Lorong Nibong, Off Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
The Greens Terrace, Lot G-2, Jalan Wan Kadir 3, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
BSC Fine Foods, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 8am – 6pm
The sister branch of VCR cafe, VCR Bakehouse is an enclave of small-batch pastries made fresh on the premises daily. Though a relative newcomer, its croissants have risen up the ranks as one of the best in KL. The Bakehouse also doubles as a sandwich joint, aptly named VCR Stacks, serving sweet and savoury combos using fresh sourdough.
Address: Unit 15-0-5 Shoplex, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 8am – 4pm
Contact: 03-2011 8226
Levain Boulangerie & Patisserie
Placed inside a cosy bungalow, Levain Boulangerie & Patisserie isn’t too far from the busy streets of Bukit Bintang for shoppers and office workers to pop in for a quick pick-me-up. While some say the croissants here are among the best in KL, there are over 60 types of bread and pastries to choose from, all of which are baked in a classic stone oven. Check out the cheesecake too, which is creamy but not too heavy.
Address: 7, Jalan Delima, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 8am – 5pm
Contact: 03-2110 0477
A stone’s throw away from KLCC is the tiny but mighty Bray Bakery. This quaint bakery-cafe is a comforting respite from KL’s relentless traffic. Patrons come for the baked goods and sandwiches, as well as espresso shots and lively lattes to wake them up from midday slumber. The croissants, priced at RM8.50 a pop, are a steal in a city where prices are notoriously steep.
Address: G#1, Menara See Hoy Chan, 374, 50400 Kuala Lumpur
Tues – Fri: 8.30am – 5pm
Sat – Sun: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Contact: 012-582 2519
Opened by Jaslyn Rangson right next to her namesake bakery Jaslyn Cakes, Dew is more than just another hole-in-the-wall patisserie. It’s also a florist and at times, a speakeasy. Nonetheless, baked creations remain the star attractions at Dew, with hearty sourdough croissants as the crowd-pleaser. The tarts are said to be exceptional as well, so grab one or two before leaving.
Address: 7, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun: 11am – 7pm
Contact: 03-2280 0868
PAUL is a French institution and Malaysia is one of the 46 countries it has called home. The bakery-cum-restaurant set foot in Pavillion KL in 2017, offering its famed selection of French baked goods from baguettes, madeleines, and of course, croissants.
Address: 68, Jalan Bukit Bintang Lot 2-09-02 & S2-09/02, Level 2, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 9pm
Contact: 03-2145 6000
Don’t Miss Out On The Best Croissants In PJ Too
Dou Dou Bake
Undoubtedly the hippiest and most-talked-about designer bakery in PJ, Dou Dou Bake is unlike any bakeries in the Klang Valley. With wall-to-wall windows, a stripped-down garden of lanky trees and flowing ferns, the space is serene, almost meditative. Beyond the terribly photogenic facade, DDB (as fondly referred to) holds the title of peddling the best croissants in PJ. Handcrafted using French lactic butter and sourdough yeast, the croissants are flaky, savoury, and too good to put down.
Address: 38, Jalan SS4c/5, Taman Rasa Sayang, 47301 Petaling Jaya
Opening Hours: Daily, 7.30am – 6pm
Contact: 011-6963 5817
Bakerry La’s understated decor is juxtaposed by its array of bright and bold French pastries. Feast your eyes on everything from croissants to kouign-amanns (pronounced “queen a-mahn”), all displayed in full glory on a wooden countertop. Bakerry La also serves all-day breakfast for those craving eggs and toast after sundown.
Address: 17, Jalan SS 20/11, Damansara Kim, 47400 Petaling Jaya
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Contact: 03-7496 6624
Yin’s Sourdough Bakery
Damansara Uptown’s Yin’s Sourdough Bakery prides itself on not using additives, preservatives, and processing aid of any kind in its baked products. The result: uber-fluffy bread and scrumptious pastries. And of course, it goes without question that the croissants are also some of the best in PJ. Check out the almond-dusted option (pictured above) for a sweet and crunchy sensation.
Address: 41G Uptown 37, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama 47400 Petaling Jaya
Sun – Thurs: 7.30am – 10.30pm
Fri – Sat: 7.30am – 11.30pm
Contact: 03-7496 9297
bröom Artisan Bakery & Kitchen
Get ready to be swept (sorry, couldn’t help it) away by the dazzling pastry choices at bröom, a micro-bakery and cafe combining “Nordic sensibilities with Malaysian flavours”. Particularly, the croissants are worth shouting about. You’ll find flavours like almond, sea salt, portobello cheese, and other seasonal offerings if you need a change from the typical. The place itself looks stunning too, with exposed brick walls and towering potted plants at the ready for photo-ops.
Address: 27, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya
Mon: 7.30am – 8.30pm
Weds – Sun: 7.30am – 8.30pm
Contact: 018-231 2823
These Best Croissants In KL & PJ Won’t Flake On You
And there you have it! A steady list of the best croissants in KL and PJ to comfort you come rain or shine, day or night. But know that they fly off the racks, especially during weekends, so come early if at all possible to avoid missing out. Meanwhile, experience Klang Valley’s burgeoning cafe scene by checking out these new coffee spots for your next cuppa. And if you’re near Petaling Street, definitely cross these restaurants and cafes off your list.