Hustle and bustle is the very definition of a trip to Bijan Bakery. Come when the morning coffee is still brewing, and you will definitely want to take a number. This business is booming for a reason: whether you’re looking for a morning pastry or a wedding cake, you’re bound to be impressed by this European bakery.
My first encounter with Bijan was a decadent chocolate birthday cake that made me do a double-take. The rich ganache and decorative slices of chocolate made for the ultimate chocolate cake experience.
Clearly, I had to go back and try the rest of the shop.
While in France—and frankly the rest of Europe—I spent my time seeking out the greatest pastry shops I could find, and looking for such desserts in the U.S. is one of my hobbies. Bijan is among the few that make the list. All of their pastries are delicious though I am particularly partial to the guava and mango mousse cakes.
Likewise, their more basic pastries have that something special that makes them worth the calories. The croissants in particular impressed me with their light and fluffy yet crispy consistency. So much buttery goodness!
Bijan is definitely worth braving the crowd (and if you come later in the day, you shouldn’t even have to do that). If you’re looking for a morning snack or something more decadent, your taste buds will be pleased.