San Francisco’s Best Almond Croissant: Thorough Bread and Pastry

If you are not an almond croissant fan, now you will be.  As you probably already know, I am on a dessert mission to discover all the best sweets in San Francisco.  So far, I have found the most delicious kouign amanns, monkey breads and scones in San Francisco.

Now it’s time for the much beloved almond croissant.  Thorough Bread and Pastry has perfected the almond croissant with flaky and buttery crust and creamy but not too sweet almond paste.

There is a good reason why this is the best almond croissant.  The owner Michel Suas is the founder of San Francisco Baking Institute specializing in artisan bread and pastry.  He has published Advanced Bread and Pastry with in depth information and techniques on baking and he is also a partner at b. patisserie (extraordinaire of kouign amanns).  So it’s not hard to imagine why Thorough Bread and Bakery creates the most prize-worthy almond croissant I have ever had.  Behold, my Thorough experience:

Thorough Bread Part 1

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Thorough Bread and Pastry (logo created by owner’s daughter Julie Marie)


248 Church Street (b/t 15th St & Market St and Castro)
San Francisco, CA 94114


Closed Monday
Tuesday to Friday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Must try: Almond croissants, chocolate bread and baguettes.


  • Enjoy your goodies in the beautiful back patio or sit inside to watch the bakers work their magic behind the counter.
  • Croissants are baked every other hour or so. If you have time, wait for the fresh out of the oven croissants for the Thorough experience.

Do you have a favorite almond croissant place in your city?  What’s a go-to pastry?

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