Croissant d’or has been occupying its space on East Row for as long as I can remember.
It’s a little piece of France in the middle of Civic, complete with not entirely friendly service.
But they know their pastries. As an aside their almond croissant remains my number one comfort food in times of crisis.
Today I tried their meat pies.
It’s $4.50 a pie and I went with the chunky beef and the lamb and rosemary.
Where to begin with these things? The pastry is the real deal, made with butter. But not so much that the whole thing becomes too greasy (just a little tasty bit greasy).
The meat inside is large chunks of tender, recognisable, meat with delicious gravies.
If you like a meat pie I can’t recommend these enough.
(For more sub $10 lunches in Civic check the tag, if you’ve got recommendations let me know.)