Bake Code Croissanterie
Bake Code Croissanterie is the outpost of the popular Taiwanese bakery brand focused exclusively on flaky French croissants.
Five years since launching its first flagship in Canada, Bake Code has honed in on the success of its crescent-shaped pastries with a store dedicated to boxes of them.
The Chatime-owned company has taken over the bubble tea brand's Innovation Bar and turned it into a bakery, where dough is proofed and baked onsite.
The ratio of Stirling Creamery butter and thin layers of dough is paramount to the quality of each pastry, as is the lamination process, which takes up to 30 hours at Bake Code's North York kitchen.
The result of all that layering is a croissant that's undeniably flaky and buttery. Bake Code Croissanterie carries 25 different flavours of pastries at any given time, including 19 permanent essentials and six rotating ones. Prices range from $3.50 to $5 each.
There are a few signature flavours customers might recognize from other locations, like the molten salted egg croissant or a double-baked almond croissant.
Other staples include the matcha charcoal, white chocolate yuzu, and decadent strawberry-stuffed croissants with vanilla bean pastry cream.
A kinako-dusted mochi croissant is another seasonal piece of art.
New to the menu is a savoury option: the mushroom truffle croissant, made with a mix of mushrooms, alfredo sauce and onions.
It's delicious, and also a satisfying snack that goes beyond just a dessert treat.
A maple bacon croissant is another savoury snack with Canadian flavours: bacon, maple syrup and cream cheese. It's even decorated with a small slice of crispy bacon.
The Vietnamese coffee croissant is a personal favourite, based on the fact that it comes with its own little condensed milk bottle, which you can squeeze manually into the pastry.
You can get a pre-set box of six for $25. Bake Code is now doing delivery, just pre-order online.