If you are a pastry lover like myself and have not heard of Lakon Paris Patisserie, you are about to have your life changed.
I’ve been wanting to get my hands on the croissants from Lakon Paris Patisserie since I got to Boston in January. They have gone viral a few times on Instagram with food bloggers, and on TikTok for their overloaded, cream-filled croissants.
Tiktoks of their pastries have thousands of views, and they boast 57.6k followers on Instagram. They have a location in Newton and Brookline.
On Saturdays and Sundays, the line for their specialty croissants of the weekend is down the block.Their weekend specials include all kinds of flavors, like a hazelnut cube croissant, pumpkin spice latte croissant, and an apple pie ring croissant.
I went to the Brookline location on a Friday morning at 7 a.m. and I was expecting a line, but there was not one. While the weekend has really unique specialty croissants, on Friday, they had weekday specials like a pistachio croissant, ube cube croissant, chocolate croissants, bicolor croissants, and more.
I decided to try their chocolate croissant, a strawberry cheesecake croissant, and the Nutella banana croissant.
They were delicious. However, they were pricey; I spent $24 plus tip on three of their croissants. The chocolate croissant was $5.50, and their other traditional croissants and pastries were within that price range as well. Their weekend specials were $8.99 each.
In my opinion, the specialty croissants were worth every penny. Considering the amount of time, effort, and skill that goes into making these croissants, I think they are reasonably priced. Also, the specialty croissants are giant. I had to cut them in half to eat them and struggled to get my mouth around it to take a bite.
As a huge pastry fan (they are my weakness) and the ex-roommate of a girl who worked at a croissant shop, the specialty croissants were some of the best I have ever had.
In my opinion, the regular chocolate croissant was on par with Tatte’s. It was good, but it was nothing special. However, the strawberry cheesecake croissant was amazing. It was fluffy, airy, and full of strawberry jam and cream.
I enjoyed the Nutella banana croissant, but I felt it tasted more like a chocolate cream croissant than Nutella, which was what I was hoping for.
All in all, Lakon Paris Patisserie’s croissants were spectacular. For me, they are tied with a bakery I love in Washington, D.C., in terms of deliciousness and the care put into each pastry.
My takeaways: be prepared to spend money (this place is not cheap, but worth every penny). On a weekend, be prepared to stand in line and get there early. If you get specialty croissants, be prepared for some of the most delicious croissants you have ever tasted.
However, if you’re gluten-free, don’t expect to find many gluten-free options here.