Monday, March 25, 2019

Croissanteria is closing on Avenue A



Croissanteria, the bakery and cafe offering coffee and a croissant-centric menu, is wrapping up nearly seven years at 68 Avenue A between Fourth Street and Fifth Street.

On Friday, an EVG reader noted a sign on the door saying the shop was closing in the next few days. On Saturday, that sign was gone, replaced by a notice of an auction ("everything for sale"), which takes place April 1 at 1 p.m.

The last day is said to be Wednesday. [Updated 3/28: As of today, the shop was still open.]

The cafe opened in October 2012.

H/T Steven and SB

15 comments:

creature said...

WTF. This place seemed to be doing okay. Great chocolate chip cookies.

Brian said...

This is a bummer. That place was great for years, until their barista hires started declining. The last two years the staff has been rude / semi-hostile to customers. No fun to be around them.

James Maher said...

This place was great. Sad to see it go.

Scuba Diva said...

A few years ago, I asked if they had anything vegan, and was told, "No; the owner doesn't care about that." #beginningoftheend

Ann said...

This is tragic. I loved their pain au chocolat. And their croissant sandwiches, Most of my favorite neighborhoody places have closed in the past year. Their food was good, they were always busy. Why are they closing???

K said...

Always got a weird vibe in this place.

Rori said...

UGH! We've been going here since it opened. Been taking our son here since he was born and he LOVES the croissants. I wonder what happened?? I do second that the staff hasn't been great of late and they've been closing a lot earlier than they're supposed to... sigh. So upset about this.

Jonny M. said...

Agree with Brian unfortunately, staff have been fairly rude on multiple occasions. The food and coffee were good though.

Christopher Pelham said...

I loved their salads. Everything is good actually. It will be missed, especially since Paradiso on Ave B closed last year. Now the only such place in the southern half of Ave A/B is Native Bean, isn’t it?

Anonymous said...

This place was strange every time I tried it. Once asked which pastry was their favorite and they replied that "they didn't eat this shit." Okie dokie!

Anonymous said...

Not the best atmosphere ever but it was chill and those croissants were so much better than most cafes hard dry gross croissants. I hope to see another good sandwich and baked goods spot over here.

32yearsanEVresident said...

Bummer. The service was hit and miss, but they were the best croissants in the neighborhood. One of them along with the fresh OJ they served and a cup of your favorite coffee drink was a great way to start the day.

Anonymous said...

It was good because it was there. Here’s hoping another cafe with even better coffee opens up in the same spot.

Anonymous said...

Any word on what will replace the spot?

Unknown said...

Agree with some of the comments regarding service and consistency. Something changed over the last two years with staff. Perhaps management too? The first five years or so it was a friendly place with familiar faces and good service then it became a place where it felt like customers weren't exactly welcome and staff seemed bothered to do anything. Maybe they knew something we didn't but I finally stopped going in. Too many other options in the neighborhood.