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318Highlander Jun 7, 2009 12:03 AM

Hi, I used to enjoy flakey outside and moist inside Croissant in local bakery both up in San Frnacisco and Boston. When I was visiting my friend in West LA, he found Alamandine (spell) for me. I love their petite croissant but it's 40 miles away from where I live in Costa Mesa.

Would anyone out there know where I can have the quality croissant in Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Irvine area?

CostCo makes surprisingly nice croissant for the price. But I need to wait in a long line and I can only pick up a dozen of them in plastic wrapped tray. I would like to spoil myself and just go to bakery/cafe and much on the heavenly croissant sipping a cup of white moca.

Thanks a bunch for your leads and tips.

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    exilekiss Jun 7, 2009 07:42 AM

    Hi 318Highlander,

    You might consider Japonaise Bakery Cream Pan in Tustin. Not too far away and they have some really nice Pastries and Sweets. :)

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/589258

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      elmomonster Jun 8, 2009 07:18 AM

      I was about to say the same thing! I love their croissants (even their standard, non-strawberry kind).

      http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2009/05/cream-pan-tustin.html

      http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2008/...

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        attran99 Jun 8, 2009 07:24 AM

        I agree with exilekiss and elmomonster. That place is just amazing!

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        Das Ubergeek Jun 8, 2009 08:19 AM

        I'll concur with this, but with a couple of caveats, because not EVERYTHING is good there. Their doughnuts are donuts plus "ugh", and the ham and cheese rolls can get greasy -- but the croissants are pretty good.

        Be aware that they sell out of things very quickly, particularly at the weekend.

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        docb Jun 7, 2009 06:17 PM

        C'est Si Bon In Newport Beach..

        (French owned)

        1. christoofat Jun 8, 2009 10:50 AM

          Le Croissant Dore
          9122 Bolsa Ave.
          Westminster, CA

          And also as mentioned , C'est Si Bon Bakery
          149 Riverside Ave
          Newport Beach, CA 92663

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            kryztyne Jul 27, 2009 03:22 PM

            I recommend French's Bakery, they have a couple locations: Costa Mesa, Irvine, Mission Viejo and Orange. http://frenchspastry.com/ My favorite there is the Wagon Wheel Pastry, but their croissants are great too!

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            French's Bakery
            1170 Baker St, Costa Mesa, CA

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