Best chocolate croissants in Miami

European bakeries have gained popularity in recent years for their beautiful, delicious pastries and Instagram-worthy aesthetics. One of France’s most popular pastries, the chocolate croissant, is a fan favorite amongst pastry lovers across the globe. From earning acclaim on social media platforms to being featured in popular television shows such as ‘Emily in Paris,’ everyone is rushing to get their hands on the tastiest treat: chocolate croissants. As a result, European bakeries have been popping up all over Miami and this list will tell you which ones have the best chocolate croissants based on flakiness, freshness, and of course, the chocolate filling. Whether you’re searching for croissants with a lemon twist or croissants topped with hazelnuts and powdered sugar, the following bakeries across Miami are sure to have the flaky, chocolatey pastry of your dreams.

The Nocciolata croissant from L’Artisane Creative Bakery in front of their flower wall. (Keilyn Quintero / SFMN)

L’Artisane Creative Bakery
2526 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(786) 638-0318

Founded in 2018 by Chef Carolina Molea, L’Artisane Creative Bakery claims to be the first French vegan bakery in the United States. They prioritize animal welfare and respect and believe that you don’t have to compromise taste to make ethical choices. Not only is this bakery super chic, but the pastries are unlike anything you’ve ever tried before. The filled croissants are $6.25, and they’re offered in a wide range of flavors from cookie butter to strawberry basil cheesecake. The Nocciolata includes chocolate hazelnut spread and is topped with crushed hazelnuts. The croissant is fluffy, flaky and served warm. All of the pastries are made fresh every morning. Besides the yummy food, the inside of this bakery is beautifully decorated and has numerous photo opportunities for social media including a flower wall with a yellow neon sign that says “fabulous vegan” and gorgeous, floral-themed seating areas. 

The Nutella croissant topped with powdered sugar from Grainer European Bakery and Café. (Katie Kelly / SFMN)

Granier Bakery
1064 Brickell Ave.
Miami, FL 33131
(786) 425-9003

Founded over 10 years ago in Barcelona by Juan Pedro Conde, Granier European Bakery and Café is a European chain that has nearly 400 locations around Europe and the United States. They pride themselves on using traditional European recipes to make high-quality dishes and baked goods. The bakery offers pastries, coffee and breakfast items. However, one menu item that easily stands out from the rest is the made-to-order Nutella croissant. Sold for $3.99, these croissants come straight out of the oven with Nutella stuffed in the middle and topped with powdered sugar. The pastry itself is crispy and airy. Employees go in at 5:30 a.m. every morning to begin baking all of the goods for the day. Be sure to stop at this bakery next time you’re craving something sweet.

The Nutella croissant from La Boulangerie Boul’Mich in Doral. (Keilyn Quintero / SFMN)

La Boulangerie Boul’Mich
9690 NW 41st St.
Doral, FL 33178
(786) 502 3025

If you’ve ever wanted to visit a French bakery with a Latin twist, then La Boulangerie Boul’Mich is the spot for you. Founded in 1998 by a team of Venezuelans, their mission has always been to serve customers fresh, high-quality, artisanal food, and they do just that with the Nutella croissant. This croissant, which is sold for $5.99, is loaded with chocolate hazelnut spread and is crispy, warm, and extra buttery. It’s absolutely everything that a croissant should be and perfect for any croissant connoisseur. Their croissants have always been delicious, but the recipe was tweaked several times before becoming what it is today. Besides croissants, this restaurant offers a wide range of food options including fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches, pastas, soups and more. 

The signature Nutella croissant from Rosetta Bakery in Brickell. (Keilyn Quintero / SFMN)

Rosetta Bakery
824 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 907-7705

Rosetta Bakery was named after the older sister of five young brothers who grew up next to a mill in the Italian countryside. Their sister worked tirelessly at the mill and would bring them a special bread every day that was divided equally amongst them. After growing up, one of the brothers wanted to make a tribute to his sister and his childhood. With a team of professionals, he managed to make his dream come true while remaining anonymous in the process. Located in the heart of Brickell, this Italian bakery specializes in different items ranging from pizza to baked goods. The bakery also offers an assortment of drinks such as coffee, tea and hot chocolate. A variety of savory and sweet goods can be found within the bakery and they offer catering for special events. Not only is their Nutella croissant mouthwatering, but it also has a lemon twang that most croissants lack. The combination of Nutella and lemon in this croissant easily makes it one of the best in South Florida. The filled croissants retailed at $4.80 and are made fresh every morning. 

The chocolate croissant from Bonjour French Bakery and Café. (Keilyn Quintero / SFMN)

Bonjour French Bakery and Café
16650 SW 88th St.
Miami, FL 33196
(786) 634-6703

Whether you’re in the mood for an authentic French meal, some freshly baked goods, or brightly colored desserts, Bonjour French Bakery and Café has something for everyone to enjoy with over 300 items made fresh by their team of over 50 employees. Their award-winning chocolate croissants are served warm and the outer layers are flaky, while the inside is soft. They can be bought for $4.50 each. This bakery was started by four immigrant friends of French, Spanish, and Venezuelan origins. All of their recipes are original and everything is made fresh with premium ingredients. Unlike most bakeries, Bonjour is open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the ambiance makes this dining experience unforgettable. Be sure to stop by their Kendall location on Fridays at 6 p.m. for live music.

Keilyn Quintero is a senior majoring in digital communications and media with a track in digital journalism. After she graduates, she wishes to pursue a career as a music journalist.  

Katie Kelly is a senior majoring in digital journalism with an area of concentration in Psychology. Once she graduates, Katie is interested in pursuing her career in the journalism world.