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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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  1. 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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    1. re: exilekiss

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

      http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2009/...

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

      1. re: elmomonster

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

      2. re: exilekiss

        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.

      3. C'est Si Bon In Newport Beach..

        (French owned)

        1. 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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          1. re: christoofat

            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