I don’t want to sound like a spoiled little pig (although I probably am), but I get quite upset when a bakery/restaurant doesn’t have the item that I was hoping to try. There’s nothing more disappointing for me than when I’m unable to get the cake/pastry/some other treat that I’ve been lusting after. Such experiences generally leave a bad taste in my mouth (cheesy pun intended) and sour my impression of a place. Surprisingly, this was not the case for Timbertrain Coffee. I visited this coffee shop for my obligatory morning pastries this weekend. Unfortunately, I think that I’ve probably come too early as they didn’t have much food available; I was hoping to get one of their cookies or waffles but neither were present. In fact, the only stuff they had available were croissants an some scones. Left with little choice, I got an Almond Croissant and a Hazelnut Croissant.
Almond Croissant ($4.75?):
The croissant was crispy, buttery and melted in my mouth. It was filled with a generous amount of sweet, fragrant almond paste. While I don’t think it’s quite as good as the croissant that I had from L’atelier or Chez Christophe, it is still fantastic.
Hazelnut Croissant ($4.75?):
This was similar to the almond croissant, except it contains chcoolate hazelnut spread (that had actual bits of hazelnuts inside) in addition to the almond paste. I have an unhealthy obsession with nutella, so I ended up loving this. Again, the croissant itself was crispy and melted in my mouth. The addition of the hazelnut spread added an extra fragrance and flavour that was missing in the almond croissant. This was seriously fantastic, and I wish that more places would offer this type of croissant.
Timbertrain Coffee really surprised me. I don’t know if they make their pastries in house or if they get them from some other bakery, but their croissants are seriously awesome. Although I’m still admittedly a bit sad that I didn’t get to try their cookies or waffles, I really do not regret my visit at all. Their prices are also reasonable, although I do really wish that they could actually have them on the display case (I had NO idea how much the croissants were until it came time for me to pay, and I’m really not a fan of sticker shock).