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Jan 6, 2008 07:03 PM

Rush Patisserie

Wife and I stopped by Rush Patisserie yestarday to fulfill our sweet cravings. If you haven't been to Samantha Rush's quaint patisserie in Deep Ellum you're missing out on some of the best pastry this side of the Seine. The croissants are a must try as well. Flaky, buttery, and perfect. Close your eyes and you're back in the city of lights...

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  1. I went last wednesday... when she was still closed for the holidays.

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    1. re: kindofabigdeal

      My friends had stopped by in the last week or so and spoke to Samantha herself. We had heard the rumor that she was moving someplace Uptown, but she's staying put-- the Rush that is going in Uptown is an unrelated establishment.

      1. re: vktp

        i'm confused. so she's not moving? but the logo looked the same in the uptown establ;ishment i thought.

    2. Been there late one weekend evening, very cute shop, delicious cream cheese danish, not overly sweet, very cream cheesish, pastry was of excellent consistency, though I think I prefer Voila's croissant a bit more... but would go back for the danishes

      Any other croissant fans please chime in.. thanks

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      1. re: lizlemon

        I've been eating a number of croissants around town, and I agree that hers are great. Time of day and how they're kept is very important for croissants. I had one at Rush in the middle of the afternoon and texturally it was no better than a grocery store. If you get there in the morning then it's a whole different animal. I've only had one at viola, and it was good, but it was closer to the texture of a roll in the middle, and I think a croissant must have the buttery layers. Flavor-wise, it was very good. Often this isn't the case and they just taste like white bread.

        By far, my favorite croissant's I've eaten in this town were from Doughmonkey. I think they must keep theirs in a more controlled environment, because I got one in the afternoon that seemed as if it had just been made. You can also get these at Drip Coffee.

        Main Street Bakery in Grapevine and Plano gets mentioned some. I've had good ones there, but i had one awful one that has scared me away from returning. This may not be fair though. It was reasonably fresh, but it was a humid day, which certainly has an effect on breads/pastries. Mozart cafe does a good job as well.

        Anyone else have any great finds in croissants? lizlemon, I highly recommend you stop by Doughmonkey sometime, and let me know what you think.

        1. re: kindofabigdeal

          thanks for your reply kindofabigdeal, oh we know all about Doughmonkey, sad to say, we are almost on first name basis with the front counter gals, it is not abnormal that i make a trip during the week from far north D to snider plaza just for the choc chip cookies. Eclairs are awesome, plurge (sp?) butter pound cake is worth the calories. Have not been there yet when plain croissants were available... will look for it next time. thanks!

          1. re: lizlemon

            plain croissants are always available at Drip, but not as commonly available at the main store. usually they have the chocolate ones though.

      2. I was so excited about checking this place out...I got up early so I could be there at 7:30 am to pick up something on my way to work. But they were closed. (Opening hours supposed to be at 7 on weekdays). There was no sign posted or anything.

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        1. re: dollylama

          Same thing happened to me, twice, when she was on vacation. It's kind of frustrating, but it's nice that her life isn't completely delegated by work.

        2. The croissants are delicious. Especially the almond ones.... and the strawberry muffins... and the eclairs.
          But seriously, she is very talented, and is even providing the baked goods for Murray Street coffee and Mokah (at Malcolm X and Taylor) in Deep Ellum. It is a great spot for coffee and pastries on a weekend morning.
          Ill be doing what I can to help keep her open.