The key to a great croissant lies in its lamination. Frederic and Laila Laski, the French husband-and-wife team behind Chaumont Bakery, know this better than anyone. The first thing you’ll notice about the croissant at Chaumont is its multiple, flaky layers. Chef Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec, Petit Trois) speaks very highly of Chaumont, and it’s easy to understand why. Peeling off the pain au chocolat’s layers one by one, you’ll eventually make your way too the warm, slightly melted chocolate at the center. It’s decadent without feeling over the top. Keep it simple and pair your croissant with a cup of La Colombe coffee, or head next door for a quirky ‘frossant’: organic vanilla ice cream in a cone-shaped croissant.
Where? 143 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
When? Monday-Thursday 6:30AM-6:30PM, Friday-Saturday 6:30AM-4PM, Sunday 6:30AM-2PM
How? No reservations
Price: Croissant $4, Salads and tartines $11.50-14.50
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
Best for: Snack