Best Croissants - 2010
French Riviera Bakery & Cafe
The French Riviera Bakery feels like a slice of Paris just outside the Loop. Any time of day, devotees sit huddled around tiny outdoor tables sipping espresso and feasting on that most French creation, the croissant. The golden-brown bread starts off crispy and flaky at the ends, and slowly turns into a buttery, doughy center, where French baking dreams become reality. You can use the croissants as sandwich bread for your pâté de campagne, or get them filled with sweet apples, decadent chocolate, and even ham and cheese for breakfast. But nothing tops the simple taste of French Riviera's plain croissant, fresh out of the oven.