Something You Should Eat: Almond Cream Croissant

January 19, 2010

Whenever I long for a taste of the pastry shops of Vienna, I can head over to Julius Meinl, which now has two cafe locations in the city, plus a new patisserie and coffee shop. But rather than go for the predictable dobos torte or strudel, I always gravitate toward the luscious almond cream croissant: a masterful combo of sweet cream, crisp shell and butter-laced pastry. I went to the Lincoln Square location this week to eat just one more (duty calls).

Here are a few photos of the Meinl location at Southport and Addison.

Assortment of almond cream croissants
Assortment of almond cream croissants

The front counter at Meinl
The front counter at Meinl

The luscious almond pastry cream inside the croissant
The luscious almond pastry cream inside the croissant