Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie is a new French pastry shop that recently opened up in North Burnaby on Hastings. They sell a few coffee drinks, chocolates, mini cakes and desserts, and croissants.
I was expecting it to be like a cafe inside with tables, but it is pretty small. They just have a few seats by the window, so it is more of a grab and go place.
The double baked maple pecan croissant looked like it would be a bit dry from the outside, but boy was I wrong. The outside has a nice crisp exterior, but the inside is incredibly moist. The texture of this is a bit heavier than a regular plain croissant and it is more of a dessert item.
Maple pecan is a relatively uncommon flavour and it was lovely. Maple can be overpowering, but the way it was used here was nice. It added sweetness, but still allowed you to taste the pecan and appreciate the buttery croissant.
The chocolate hazelnut croissant was also nice. I’m not normally crazy about chocolate croissants since I find the chocolate inside is usually hard and it just doesn’t work with the light airy texture of the croissant. However, this version was filled with a smooth, creamy chocolate spread that was similar to Nutella.
Both of these croissants were great and I would order both of them again. They were pretty expensive, but high quality and a decent size. It is nice to now have a spot in Burnaby where you can get a great croissant, so you don’t have to head downtown.
Yes, for expensive, but delicious croissants.