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Jan 31, 2007 10:41 AM

Best Croissants in park Slope help

My friend is 6.5 months pregnant and she and her husband just moved to park slope. He is an expatriate and they are asking us for help in finding the best criossant in PS?

Thanks much!

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  1. I like the ones at Cousin Johns. 7th Ave between Lincoln Pl and St. Johns.

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    1. re: bigmackdaddy

      I'm a fan of Cousin John's croissants, as well. When I eat there on Sundays, they serve 'em hot. Mmmmmmmm...

    2. I was really pleased with the croissant I tried from Colson Patisserie on 9th St. on the corner of 6th Avenue. It was buttery and shatteringly crisp at the same time. I bought a few desserts, too, a salty chocolate caramel tart, a "Brazilian" nut tart, a brownie, and some mini chocolate financiers, for a food and wine book club, and we were all quite impressed.

      Also, not quite in Park Slope, but Joyce Bakery on Vanderbilt (I think at Prospect Place) in Prospect Heights has good croissants. I was prepared to not like them because I thought they were overcharging, but it's totally worth $2 to eat a good croissant.

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      1. re: AppleSister

        I've been wanting to try that Patisserie on 9th and 6th. Thanks for the tip.

        1. re: elecsheep9

          Whatever that place is called on 9st bt. 5th and 6th is the jam. She's french, and her husband makes the best in the slope. Everything that I have ever had there, pastry related, has always been really excellent.

      2. yes I will go and tell my round bellied friend. thanks!

        1. For what it's worth, my French neighbors hate Colson Patisserie.

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          1. re: j.ey2

            One caveat: I do like these croissants a lot, but they didn't overturn my assumption that they wouldn't be as good as croissants in France. They were definitely better than many I've tried in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Claude's in the West Village are my favorite in New York, but you asked for the best in Park Slope.

          2. Crossroads in Windsor Terrace carries Balthazar croissants--they're extra good, but the brioche are amazing and worth a trip.