Where to Find the Best Croissants in Southwark

Where to Find the Best Croissants in Southwark

Nestled within the evolving Southwark pocket of London’s vibrant SE1 postcode, the exciting New Kent Row collection is coming soon to the London property scene. Placing lucky residents right in the heart of some of the area’s finest coffee shops, pastry havens, and brunch spots, choose a 1, 2, or 3 bedroom contemporary apartment and be mere minutes away from Elephant and Castle tube, meaning the promise of exquisite pastries and heavenly croissants awaits.  

Here are our recommendations for where to find the best croissants in Southwark, each offering flaky, buttery goodness within a 5-minute walk or a quick jaunt on the tube from New Kent Row 

A 5-minute stroll from New Kent Row apartments, Little Louie is a cool coffee spot where the aromas of freshly brewed espresso and freshly baked pastries mingle. Served by their very own bakery, Saint Louie, the produce changes often to keep things fresh, though delicious cinnamon buns and cardamom twists are somewhat of a staple. If that wasn’t enough, they also play epic HI-FI sounds and sell unique vintage furniture, and as the sun sets, the place transforms into a trendy wine bar to take you seamlessly from day to night 

For true pastry connoisseurs, hop on a bike for 5 minutes from New Kent Row, and you'll find yourself at the doorstep of croissant perfection: Little Bread Pedlar. Here, the art of crafting the perfect croissant is a labour of love, taking 36 hours from start to finish. The result? A masterpiece of flakiness, with the perfect golden crust and that heavenly buttery flavour. Pair it with their artisanal coffee, brewed to perfection.  

A leisurely 15-minute stroll from New Kent Row leads you to the welcoming doors of Barista and Baker, a charming neighbourhood spot not only boasting an impressive spread of pastries and sweet treats (their freshly baked ‘deluxe’ muffins are a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds), but also a breakfast menu to fuel you for a busy day ahead. If their signature triple pain au chocolat doesn’t quite fill you up, the triple stack of pancakes or bacon brioche bap is bound to do the trick.  



When Paris calls, the classic French bakery, PAUL, transports you to the land of croissants without the pricey Eurostar trip. Here, the art of French baking is brought to life in an array of classic pastries that beckon from the display case. Sink your teeth into a classic butter croissant, a pain au chocolat, or a chausson au pomme (stewed apples inside flaky pastry) or perhaps indulge in a savoury ham and cheese croissant with a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee. A visit to PAUL will place you mentally in the heart of France, right in the heart of Southwark.   

If you're a coffee enthusiast, a pastry lover, or simply in search of a new brunch spot, the neighbourhood surrounding New Kent Row offers everything from 36-hour croissants to bakeries that transform into wine bars after dusk. Southwark is rapidly changing and growing in popularity amongst professionals and young families in London. And Shared Ownership can make it easier to get on the property ladder without having to leave the capital.  

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