Best Croissants in Los Angeles | Jacquilyn in the kitchen

I’m not sure where to begin. I could gush about this place and this particular day on end. I will back up to Valentine’s Day however. Daniel wanted to take me somewhere off the beaten path for the romantic holiday and we wound up at this darling French restaurant, Maison Giraud. I later found out that part of the inspiration for choosing this restaurant were their infamous croissants. On the drive over, my mouth was watering at the thought of croissants. We arrived at the restaurant only to find out that they had sold out for the day. We were both a little disheartened but vowed to go back as soon as possible for croissants and coffee.

Fast forward a few weeks and we were joined by Daniel’s sister Alex and her friend, all of us on a mission to try these croissants. Is it too much if I tell you we called ahead of time to make sure they still had croissants left AND I was even willing to put my name in to hold croissants in the event they were selling fast?

It was one of those times where things just come together beautifully. It was great to get out of the typical L.A. brunch scene and venture to the Pacific Palisades. We were seated outside by their incredibly friendly staff, listened to live music and watched families stroll the Farmer’s Market. The ambience is like a breath of fresh air, so inviting and relaxing, a perfect spot for a Sunday brunch.

When Alex and I walked up to the bakery counter we were overwhelmed with choices and couldn’t just settle on croissants, so our table split chocolate croissants, chocolate almond croissants and a blueberry custard tart, all of which were incredible and worth the wait.

If I had to choose again, I would say the chocolate croissant was perfection with a cappuccino. They have plenty more to offer if you are not in the mood for croissants. Check out their bakery menu and restaurant menu! After brunch we strolled through the Farmer’s Market and made our way back to L.A. feeling refreshed and perfectly satisfied.

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