PBI Awards 2018: Best Bakery

Photography by Ashley Meyer

Making the perfect croissant is an art form, and pastry chef Loïc Autret of Loïc Bakery Café Bar has mastered it. Prior to taking a bite, you’re hit with the intoxicating smell of caramelized butter. From there, it’s nearly impossible to take it slow. In a matter of seconds, you’re transported back to that first magical, delicate, flaky croissant you had years ago in France. But this one is even better than you remember, and before you know it, you’re left with a glorious mess of crumbs and a lingering sweetness on your tongue. Autret pours his passion into more than just crescent-shaped pastries. All his baked goods, from baguettes and herbed focaccia to quiche, rival Paris’ best viennoiseries. And many of his greatest hits, like the 52 Shades of Loïc cookie, avocado toast with walnut raisin bread, and white chocolate pistachio croissant, are creations you won’t find anywhere else.

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