3350 Brighton Boulevard
The dark, caramelized crust of Babettes baked goods makes for striking croissants. Find the artisan bakery's crackly butter, chocolate, chocolate-almond and ham-and-cheese croissants at the Source in River North, or at some of Denver's local coffee shops, including Little Owl and Lula Rose General Store.
1479 South Holly Street
Chocolate, almond, apricot, blueberry, apple, nutella, and chocolate caramel pecan are just a few of the croissant flavors available at this neighborhood bakery in Virginia Village. Go early, because the selection can get cleaned out by those in the know.
Grateful Bread Company
425 Violet Street
If you want to snag a croissant from Grateful Bread Company in Golden, plan to go between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays, when the retail store is open. Otherwise, croissants are available at a selection of coffee shops across the Denver metro area. The bakery also notes that the retail shop won't be open on September 9, so check the Grateful Bread Facebook page before you make your next visit.
the Denver Central Market
2669 Larimer Street
Izzio's Bakery in RiNo is a convenient croissant stop for the downtown Denver crowd and offers ham-and-cheese, almond, chocolate and butter croissants. While you're at the market, round out your pastry snack with coffee from Crema Bodega.
Katherine's French Bakery
728 South University Boulevard
Katherine's French Bakery specializes in European pastries and quiche, but also serves crepes, soups and salads. The bakery maintains its own potager (kitchen garden), giving a fresh touch to lunchtime to go with your croissant selection. The location near Washington Park in the Belcaro neighborhood is open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4416 Eighth Avenue
Like any self-respecting French bakery, La Fillette serves up the classics: butter, almond and chocolate croissants. Breakfast is a special treat if you have your egg sandwich made on a fresh, crackly croissant. La Fillette is open at 7 a.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. on