My friend Lauren (aka "LT") and I are on a quest to try to experience all that South Florida has to offer. About once a week or so we get together and try a new restaurant/bar. Leading up to our expeditions (with the way we drive, it's always an "expedition") we hilariously bicker about where we want to go. You see, Lauren has an addiction appreciation and respect for chain restaurants. She has a pile of favorites which include Cheesecake Factory, Maggianos, and McCallisters. LT loves knowing exactly what to expect each time she goes. I, on the other hand, avoid chains at all costs (except Dunkin Donuts). I love experiencing local restaurants, and seeing what people build and create with their own minds.
But every now and then Lauren and I will have a spot we both want to try. In this case, it was Croissan Time in Fort Lauderdale. I first heard about this Croissan Time from my French realtor who spoke highly of this place. This gem is tucked away in a tiny strip mall, and I would have probably never known of its existence had my realtor not mentioned it. This is what you see when you walk in:
They sell bread, cakes, pastries, wine, cheeses, and off fresh salads, coffee beverages, and sandwiches. Everything they had on display looked flawless. Naturally, we went in for the kill. We wanted the good stuff. The pastries.
Sweet. Baby. Jesus.
Both treats were incredible! The first was a blueberry tart, and as you can see, they were not sheisty on the blueberries. The second was this small square container with a raspberry layer on top of this super light vanilla flavored custard stuff. It took all the will power I had to not get more. I don't have pictures of what Lauren got, but she also loved her goodies.
Needless to say, this will be a spot that LT and I will always agree on.