2810[top]5: Croissants

Tomorrow is National Croissant Day. After taste-testing all of the croissants in Matthews over the course of two days, Beacon staff will probably not participate, but we’ve done the legwork for you to have the very best croissant experience.

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Nova’s Bakery is, hands down, the freshest croissant in Matthews.


3565 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd.

M-F 6:30 AM - 7 PM
Sa-Su 8 - 7 PM

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Dilworth Coffee at Plantation Market has a well-stocked pastry case, complete with flaky, buttery croissants.


3016 Weddington Rd., Ste 600

M-F 6:30 AM - 7 PM
Sa 8 - 7 PM
Su 9 - 3 PM

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Panera Bread makes a croissant with a crispy outside and an airy inside. We try to support small businesses, but this one can’t be ignored.


1904 Matthews Township Parkway

M-Sa 6 AM - 9 PM
Su 7 AM - 9 PM

And though there are plenty of chain cafe or grocery store croissants available, that’s where our recommendations for a Wednesday (or any weekday) croissants end. If you’re in the mood for a croissant on a Saturday, though, you’re in luck!

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Carolina Artisan Bread is merging with Your Mom’s Donuts. Their authentic croissants are lovingly layered by hand, just as a good croissant should be.


11025 Monroe Rd, Ste F

Currently only available on Saturdays. Get there early, doors open at 7:30.

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Andria, of Queen City Kitchen, is a popular woman at the Farmer’s Market and when we crowdsourced local croissants several people named her as a must-include.


Matthews Community Farmer’s Market

Sa 8 AM - 10 AM

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