We might not be in France, but our city is filled with enough flaky, buttery, and sweet patisserie to fulfill your Francophile fantasies. From unique twists on classics to simple and straightforward, here are eight of San Antonio best bakeries with fantastic pastries.
Bakery Lorraine is the mecca of bakeries in our city. In addition to aromatic fresh breads and baked goods, Bakery Lorraine has a mouthwatering selection of patisserie such as canelé, pan aux chocolat, kouign-amann, Danish, traditional croissants, and tarts.
C'est La Vie Baking Company
Among other doughy items, C'est La Vie Baking Company makes memorable French croissants with a twist — stuffed croissants — and they're baked to perfection. For something sweet choose honey pecan, pear cranberry, apple cinnamon, blue cream cheese, almond, chocolate, or pumpkin spice. And for something savory select ham and cheddar; ham, cheddar, and jalapeño; or spinach pesto.
CommonWealth Coffeehouse & Bakery
This coffee shop nestled in a quaint house offers a relaxing ambiance and an authentic croque monsieur. In addition to savory treats, CommonWealth has a great selection of French pastries including croissants, tarts, and viennoise au nutella.
This quaint and colorful French-style bakery dishes out some of the best patisserie in San Antonio. Favorites include croissants, éclairs, fruit tarts, and madeleine cookies.
Malinalli Bakery & Bistro
Dine in or dine out at Malinalli Bakery & Bistro, where the bread is made fresh daily and the pastries are heavenly. One of the few places in the city to get a canelé, these small brown treats are sweet, crunchy, buttery, and should not be missed. Malinalli also has croissants — plain, almond, and chocolate — down to a science.
Mi Tierra Restaurant & Bakery
It's all about Mexican delicacies at Mi Tierra. In addition to the sweet cookies, cake, and savory empanadas, Mi Tierra offers some of the best pan de huevo (semi-sweet egg bread topped with sugar) in town.
Nadler's Bakery & Deli
Nadler's has a wealth of sweets to choose from, but the pastry menu is hard to beat with deli classics such as pecan Danish, apple strudel, cream puffs, and cinnamon crispie.
Sol y Luna Baking Company
This family-owned bakery is a flour, butter, and sugar lover's dream. In addition to incredible breads, the bakers mix up some of the best sticky buns in town. Sol y Luna also has a delectable selection of croissants, kolaches, lemon tarts, and more.