Croissant d’Or, Potts Point

Some five years ago, the place where I was work­ing in Woolloomooloo liked to cel­eb­rate mile­stones, wel­comes and farewells with abso­lutely deli­cious cakes from Croissant d’Or in Potts Point. But for all the sweets I enjoyed from Croissant d’Or it wasn’t until recently that I’d vis­ited the store itself.

The decor is much more like a Vietnamese bakery than a French patis­ser­ie, but the glass cab­in­ets are filled with much more delect­able French-inspired cakes and pastries.

We start with a Choc Chip Cookie ($3.00). It’s a soft, chewy sort of cook­ie with melt-in-your-mouth chocol­ate chunks. A tasty cook­ie.

Next up is the Passionfruit and Raspberry Tart ($5.50).

The pas­sion­fruit curd is deli­ciously bright with fla­vour — prob­ably aided by pas­sion­fruit syr­up — and smooth in tex­ture, with pops of acid­ity added from the fresh rasp­ber­ries hid­den with­in. The pastry base is crisp and thin with no hint of sog­gi­ness from the liquid in the curd.

And this is the Lemon Tart ($5.50).

The lem­on curd is gen­er­ous with a smooth tex­ture and vibrant zesty lem­on fla­vour that’s delight­fully sour sit­ting on a thin and crisp base. This is one of the best lem­on tarts.

And for T, we take away this Apricot Danish ($5.50), which he enjoys thor­oughly for its gen­er­ous sweet cus­tard and apricots and the mar­zipan on top.

Five years on, the pastries and cakes are every bit as good as I remem­ber!

Coissant d’or is loc­ated at 117 MacLeay St, Potts Point NSW 2011.