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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.

            1. Are at your home. Fresh Direct's par-baked, frozen croissants are excellent -- both the chocolate and the plain -- flakey, buttery and warm out of your oven. And you can eat them in you PJ's. I'm not a huge FD booster. The coissants, selzer water and meats are about all we order from there, but I sure feel deprived if we've run out on any given Sunday.

              1. I gave all the recomendations to the newbies and hopefully they will find something they like in the bunch.

                1. Not really a croissant afficionado, but there's now a Sweet Melissa on 7th Ave btwn 2nd & 3rd -- anyone care to chime in if these are good?

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                  1. re: vvv03

                    I haven't had a chance to try the regular croissant yet, but the almond croissant at the Park Slope Sweet Melissa is truly one of the most delicious things that has ever crossed my lips. Intensely flaky, filled with almond paste (not quite marzipan), and covered with slivered almonds and a light dusting of powdered sugar.

                  2. Cousin John's are the best and the cheapest...when the chocolate ones are still warm it's like heaven.

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                    1. re: pastoralia

                      I agree. I've had both Joyce and CJ's. John's has a richer taste.

                    2. Cousin Johns aren't that great, btu they are cheap. Joyce over in Prospect Heights (on Vanderbilt) are far better, and worth the $2.

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                      1. re: hreisig

                        Vanderbilt and what cross street?

                        1. re: pastoralia

                          vanderbilt btwn park place and prospect place...
                          I don't eat croissants too much myself but my croissant-crazed friend loves them!
                          I like the fig cookies and the pignolis!! yummm

                      2. The croissants at the French bakery on 9th st btwn 5th & 6th (dont know the name) really are AMAZING. layers of buttery goodness. They have an almond/chocolate one that is scandalously good! And they take extra care for a regular coffee (not recomended for your pregnant friend ;)

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                        1. re: Mikesteady

                          That's Colson Patisserie, the bakery discussed above.

                        2. Mikesteady might be talking about Delices de Paris.

                          1. Haven't had the ones at Colson's yet, but I can definitely say that when I had a croissant at Delices de Paris (the place next to C-town), I felt that I finally knew what a croissant was supposed to taste like. Theirs are amazing!!! The ones at Parco, on 7th Ave between . . .13th and 14th? 14th and 15th? ain't half bad either, particularly the ham and swiss on a croissant sandwich.

                            1. Parco is definitely the best! ESPECIALLY if you like chocolate croissants and they have pretty good coffee.

                              1. I heard the Chef from Colson left, does anyone know where she went? They had really lovely croissants but I guess all bets are off now.

                                1. Naidre's sells pastires from Balthazar, and their croisssants are terrific!! I love Balthazar's baked things- pretty authentic, I think. And they are also now selling Doughnut Plant donuts, too...fyi..