6 great spots for the tastiest and flakiest pastries in Dubai
We want flaky pastries, not flaky friends…
Who would ever say no to a good pastry? Not us, that’s for sure. And we know, these delicious treats are not good for the hips, but that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge every once in a while. Thankfully, you’ll find a number of cafes serving up good pastries in Dubai and the treats are delicious and flaky… oh, so flaky…
Here’s where to get the most delicious croissant and pastries in Dubai.
Finely rolled layers and hundreds of them. These inspired Scandi bakes are incredible. Their pastries are truly flaky and packed with flavour. The cookies are soft and gooey just as you’d expect them to be. These pasties are expertly created, you can taste the love.
Bagari Form, Buidling 4, Dubai Design District, open Mon to Thu 7.30am to 8pm, Fri to Sun 8.30am to 10pm. Tel: (0)4 570 8777, @bageriform
They are the suppliers for Raw Coffee Company, Mirzam Dubai and more, but this bakery delivers directly to your door. Pick from a variety of bread, croissants that are airy and filled with cheese and jalapeños, pastry boxes and bags that include cookies, and buns.
Run by Chef Sven, Bakers Kitchen is a great place to go for a healthy, tasty and reasonably priced meal. The bakery also makes bread that are out of this world. While technically not a pastry, the bread gets an honourable mention for being absolutely delicious. They do also have some incredible pastries as well. PS – They are also bread baking classes for those interested.
Risen Café & Artisanal Bakery
This homegrown cafe and bakery pride itself on sustainable and locally sourced ingredients. Their breads come in gluten-free, vegan and low-GI options. Their pastry boutique menu includes items such as twice-baked almond croissants (one please), viennoiseries galore including cinnamon and raisin swirls, and apple crumble danishes.
Babkas, croissants, danishes and everything in between, Milk Bar specialise in all things sweet. They do offer breakfasts such as waffle sriracha Benedict, but we are currently more interested in their dessert menu. The list includes items such as Oreo truffles, Nutella cookies and cereal killer milk cake. Their babkas come in chocolate and zaatar flavours and are delicious.
Milk Bakery, Al Wasl, Jumeriah, open Sun to Thu 7.30am to midnight and Fri and Sat 7.30am to 1am. Tel: (055) 774 4441, @milkbar.ae
Rise & Dawn
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Baked to perfection freshly every day, Rise & Dawn’s pastry chefs take extra care in the production process. Their baked goods include different croissants, artisan sourdough, cakes and cookies. As if pastries weren’t enough, you can’t munch on a croissant without a coffee. Rise & Dawn have their own coffee bean roastery inside The Sum of Us. For next-day delivery make sure you get those orders in before 5pm.
Rise & Dawn, Burj Al Salam, ground floor, open daily 7am to 4pm. Tel: (056) 445 7526, riseanddawnbakehouse.com
Dubai has its first croissanterie. And its name upholds the standard of any good croissant. The perfectly rolled pastries are light and flaky, one bite and you’re transported to the streets of France. They are works of art with millions of delicately crafted layers of love. The time, patience and care are put into each individual pastry and it really shines through in these bundles of carb-filled treats.
Flaky Pastry, City Walk Dubai, open Mon to Thu 7am to 8pm and Fri to Sun 8am to 9pm. Tel: (054) 998 4434, @flakypastrydubai