Bakin’ & Eggs – Croissant Quest 2010

Bakin' & Eggs | Croissant

The croissant looks a little over done, but was quite tasty.

We ordered a croissant at brunch — you knew we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to add to our Chicago croissant knowledge. Even though Bakin’ & Eggs is owned by Lovely, the baking happens here so we felt we could consider it a separate stop on the quest to find croissant nirvana.

The croissant here had the appearance of being over baked, but those issues remained on the surface. After the initial taste, the croissant proved to have a moist, buttery interior. It was flaky, but not dry. Our table considered it an acceptable croissant, but not nearly as good as some we’ve found.

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Bakin' & Eggs | Bakery

You can skip the sit-down meal and go straight for the baked goods at Bakin' & Eggs.

Bakin’ & Eggs
3120 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657-3131
(773) 525-7005

Plain croissants are $2.50, chocolate croissants are $2.75.

Croissant Quest 2010 Establishments (in order of preference):

  1. Beans & Bagels
  2. Hendrickx Belgian Bread Crafter
  3. Floriole
  4. Bakin’ & Eggs
  5. Lovely Bake Shop
  6. Sweet Cakes Bakery
  7. Fritz Pastry
  8. Bulldog Bakery