International Croissant Day 2022: Warning don’t read this while you’re hungry!

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It’s International Croissant Day 2022 and to celebrate we’re sharing with you some of the special croissants you can find around Australia. Instead of the standard butter or almond croissants, which are also very delicious when done right, we’ve compiled some of the more original croissants you can find.


If we’ve missed your favourite place, let us know the croissant creation and the place!


You may also like to read our article about a history of the croissant and some croissant facts.



The Sugar Man – read our interview with The Sugar Man here


Adelaide’s The Sugar Man is opening his own store on Hutt Street at the end of next month so we can experience his creations all year round.

His favourite croissant is the Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding croissant. Delicious twice baked pain au chocolat filled with chocolate pudding, topped with dark chocolate ganache and shards of 64% dark chocolate. YUM!

His croissant flavours are inspired by childhood nostalgia, seasonal produce or even seasonal desserts. As long as it’s delicious.



Read on to find out about bakeries creating special croissants in Brisbane

Brisbane Croissant International Croissant Day 2022


Christian Jacques Pastries


A nutella filled croissant is just one of the special croissants you’ll find here.



Croissants in Brisbane


Flour and Chocolate Northgate


An example of one of their special creations is this two-toned raspberry mint sweet croissant they did for Christmas.



Lune Croissanterie

Originating in Melbourne but now also in Brisbane, Lune Croissanterie is known for its special croissant creations.

January’s special creations available all month long, including today, Croissant Day 2022, include:

Lune Coffee Hazelnut twice baked

“⁠From the molecules of a traditional croissant, some hazelnut frangipane, a cosmic squiggle of espresso caramel, and a final star dusting of coffee glaze; it’s one deliciously galactic mouthful.⁠

Lune Cherry Ripe - Croissants in Brisbane Ineternational Croissant Day 2022/ journée mondiale du croissant 2022



Lune Cherry Ripe

A twice baked pain au choc, filled with cherry coconut frangipane, dark chocolate ganache and maraschino cherries, topped with coconut flakes and finished with a blanket of Mork chocolate powder and freeze dried cherry dust.



Mica Brisbane


Another French-Australian combo is the Lamington Croissant.

A croissant filled with jam and vanilla buttercream, dipped in chocolate and coconut. Topped with vanilla buttercream and fresh strawberries


Journee mondiale du croissant 2022Reno Fine Patisserie


One of their popular pastries is their hazelnut croissant!

It’s filled with Gianduja, a chocolate paste mixed with hazelnuts, and then coated in Valhrona dark and milk chocolate


journée mondiale du croissant 2022Superthing Bakery


A strawberries and cream filled and topped croissant is just one of their croissant offerings


Gold Coast croissantsGOLD COAST CROISSANTS 

BamBam Bakehouse


The iconic Almond Croissant was reimagined as a delicious choux bomb last October




Find out where to buy special croissants in Melbourne.

Croissant Day 2022Lune Croissanterie


We’ve already mentioned their January specials in their entry under Brisbane above.

This is their take on the iconic ham and cheese croissant.

They say what makes is so special is

“careful selection of ingredients; @hagensorganics ham in Melbourne and @gillys_smallgoods in Brisbane, Swiss Gruyère and a cheeky little hint of seeded mustard, it’s the RATIO of these ingredients to pastry.”


Croissants in MelbourneReverie Café


Their international croissant day special is a chocolate praline hazelnut croissant

Croissant with a chocolate praline ganache, roasted caramelised hazelnuts




There are several places to enjoy special croissants in Perth.


Croff Bakehouse


One of Croff Bakehouse’s best-sellers is the Salted Lava Egg croissant. A flaky two-toned croissant filled with dim-sum style gooey custard.



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La journée mondiale du croissant 2022La Belle Patisserie


The current special is in celebration of the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Tiger. Their take on a Hong Kong staple known as Polo bun or Pineapple Bun.

It’s a buttery, flaky croissant topped with a golden crunchy crust and filled with pineapple cream.


Croissants in Perth


La Petite Floreat


Their Lemon Meringue croissant is just one of their special creations.



International Croissant Day 2022Zonts Bakehouse


OFFER: 20% off all croissants today for International Croissant Day 2022.

Also in honour of the Lunar New Year, Zonts Bakehouse have created a Bakkwa Zont 肉干牛角包

It was inspired by Bakkwa, a Chinese pork jelly, enjoyed in Malaysia during Lunar New Year as well as Acar (pickled vegetables) which is enjoyed in the state of Sarawak during this festive period.



There are plenty of places creating special croissants in Sydney.


Croissants in Sydney International Croissant Day 2022 Journee mondiale du croissant 2022Buttercrumbs Croissant, Five Dock


From time to time Buttercrumbs creates new croissant flavours. For example, last September they did a KitKat croissant.




Madame and Yves Sydney croissantsMadame and Yves, Clovelly Read our interview with Yves here


Some of the croissant creations you’ll find on the menu are:

  • Ferrero
    Filled with chocolate and hazelnut deliciousness and dipped in a milk chocolate and almond ganache.
  • Luxe Croissant
    Truffle d’Affinois and béchamel stuffed within their classic croissant, plus grilled emmental shavings on top and finished with prosciutto.
  • Almond Raspberry Croissant
    An almond croissant with the addition of homemade raspberry marmalade adds a lovely, fresh tartness.



Melia Bakery, Balmain


Their special croissant for this weekend is their raspberry-pistachio croissant.



Moulin Café, Lewisham


For International Croissant Day 2022, try their pistachio croissant which is their most popular.

They also do limited time special croissants from time to time. For example, in October they made a Ferrero Rocher Croissant.




Penny Fours, Leichardt


Cherry Ripe croissant

Luscious Coconut Cream, Cherries and a Chocolate Truffle smack bang in the centre!



Rollers Bakehouse


Their French Aussie creation is a Vegemite n Cheese croissant.

Their specialty house-made Vegemite butter is laminated into our Rollers croissant dough. This process of laminating the Vegemite through the layers adds an extra depth of umami. Add a further schmear of vegemite, a layer of gruyere and cheddar and a little heat. 


Stix Marrickville


Just one of their recent croissant creations include the white miso caramel glazed apple crumble croissant.



Tuga Bakery


It’s difficult to imagine a more French-Australian collaboration than a Tim Tam donut which is the latest creation from Tuga Bakery



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Happy International Croissant Day 2022! What’s your favourite croissant flavour combination? Where do you go for your special croissants?


12 films from France to see at Europa! Europa next month

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New film festival Europa! Europa will be in cinemas in Melbourne and Sydney in February. Among the many European films in the program, there are 12 from France including some films where France is just one of the countries involved in the production. We tell you about the films from France in French and not in French below.

Europa! Europa


Bloody Oranges

Country: France

Director: Jean-Christphe Meurisse

Through a series of intersecting comedic vignettes, Bloody Oranges shows a France in which a retired couple overwhelmed by debt try to win a dance contest; the minister of economy is suspected of tax evasion; a teenage girl encounters a sexual predator; and a young lawyer attempts to climb the social ladder.

This is an ultra-dark satire calculated to have you laughing one moment and then questioning whether you should have just moments later.

Content warning: Contains scenes of high impact sexual violence and high impact gore.




Countries: Belgium, Germany, France, Italy

Director: Bruno Dumont

France de Meurs (Léa Seydoux (The French Dispatch, No Time to Die, Blue Is the Warmest Colour)) is a star journalist whose high-profile world is upended after a traffic accident in which she injures a pedestrian. Reality’s unwelcome arrival calls everything into question. Her attempts to slow down and live a simple anonymous life are seemingly worthless as her fame continues to pursue her.

France is a bewildering critique of mainstream media.



Countries: Switzerland, France, Ukraine

Director: Elie Grappe

Languages: French and Ukrainian

Olga is the first feature film from French filmmaker Elie Grappe and Switerland’s submission for Best International Feature Film at the Academy Awards.

It tells of Olga a 15-year-old gymnast torn between Switzerland, where she trains for the European Championship in preparation for the Olympics, and Ukraine, her home country, where her mother is a journalist.

Olga’s struggles with her new teammates, the pressures of her body and the politics of international sport are exacerbated when Ukraine is plunged into the 2014 revolution.


The Restless

Countries: Belgium, France, Luxembourg

Director: Joachim Lafosse

Inspired by the director’s own experiences with his bipolar father, The Restless depicts what it’s like to live with a bipolar disorder and what it’s like to live with somebody who has severe episodes of mood swings.

The film tells the story of Leila (Leïla Bekhti) and Damien (Damien Bonnard) who are deeply in love. Damien attempts to pursue his life with her knowing his bipolar disorder may prevent him from ever being able to provide her what she desires.

While sympathetic to the difficulty of living with bipolar disorder, the film also accurately portrays how difficult it can be to have him around and how Leila’s love for him is pushed to the limits.


The Vortex

Countries: Belgium, France, Monaco

Director: Gaspar Noé

In a depart from his previous films known for their nightmarish and hallucinogenic subject matters, The Vortex comes to reality with the real-world tragedy of dementia causing decline in an elderly couple.

The film was shot in split screen and shows the couple’s daily rituals. The couple is played by Françoise Lebrun and Dario Argento (in his first leading role at age 80!)

The Vortex is another film depicting the difficulty of loving someone, this time someone with dementia who is slipping away.


Zero Fucks Given

Country: Belgium, France

Directors: Emmanuel Marre, Julie Lecoustre

Cassandra (Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Colour)) is a flight attendant for a low-cost airline. She is always willing to take on extra hours and does her job with robotic efficiency. She has perfected the same cool detached persona in her personal life. She spends her life between flights, tinder and dead-end parties. Eventually though she will be forced to confront the feelings she is trying to run away from.

Fun fact: The on-board scenes were shot alongside real-life flight attendants





Countries: Germany, France

Director: Anne Zohra Berrached

Languages: English, Arabic, German, Turkish

Asli, a science student meets charismatic Saeed in the mid-1990s. Love at first sight leads to marriage and a promise to never betray Saeed’s secrets. Five years later, Saeed makes a decision that will shatter Asli’s dreams.

Copilot is based on a true story and shows the time from their meeting to Saeed’s devastating action 5 years later.

It is a portrait of Asli and her struggle with the man she loves becoming unrecognisable to her as he becomes radicalised.



Countries: Belgium, France, UK

Director: Lucile Hadžihalilovic

Language: English

This is the first English language film from French director Lucile Hadžihalilovic (Innocence, Evolution).

Albert looks after Mia, a 10-year-old with teeth of ice. She never leaves the always shuttered apartment. A voice regularly calls to ask about her well-being. One day that voice tells Albert to prepare Mia to leave the apartment and travel to a new destination. A journey begins.

SPECIAL EVENT: Q&A with the director


Natural Light (Természetes fény)

Country: Germany, France, Hungary, Lativa

Director: Dénes Nagy

Languages: Hungarian and Russian

István Semetka, a simple Hungarian farmer who serves as a Caporal in a special unit scouting for partisan groups, finds his company falls under enemy fire while travelling to a remote village. When the commander is killed, Semetka is forced to overcome his fears and take command of the unit as he is dragged into a chaos that he cannot control.

 Natural Light is the debut feature film from Hungarian documentary filmmaker Dénes Nagy. Inspired by Elem Klimov’s 1985 masterpiece Come and See, Natural Light is a slow-burn drama set in the occupied Soviet Union in World War II.



Countries: France, Mexico, Spain

Director: Michel Franco

Languages: English, Spanish

Neil Bennett (Tim Roth) is a wealth Brit vacationing with loved ones at a luxury resort in Acapulco. He seemingly has the idyllic life until a phone call telling him there’s been a death in the family and that he, his sister Allison (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and the kids must return to London.

At the airport, Neil pretends he’s left his passport at the resort. He tells the others to take the flight without him and that he will take the next flight. Instead, he checks into a budget hotel, drinks beer at the beach and finds reasons to delay his trip home. What is he up to? How long can be delay his return?


The Innocents

Countries: Denmark, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden

Director: Eskil Vogt

Language: Norwegian

In this supernatural thriller, playtime takes a dangerous and unnerving time during the bright Nordic summer when a group of children reveal their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren’t looking.

Director Eskil Vogt (Blind) is a long-time collaborator of Joachim Trier.


The Legionnaire

Countries: France, Italy

Director: Hleb Papou

Language: Italian

Daniel, born in Rome to African parents, grew up in an occupied building. That is an otherwise empty building occupied by desperate people. Police are required to stop this from happening. Daniel decided many years ago to make a life for himself and now finds himself as a police officer required to evict the building where his mother and brother still live and lead the occupation movement.


WHAT: Europa! Europa, a new film festival showcasing European films

WHERE: Sydney and Melbourne

WHEN: 4-27 February

HOW: Buy your tickets via the festival website:


Single film ticket: $23 for adults and $18.50 for concession card holders and members

10 film pass: $175


Which films are you planning to see at Europa! Europa


If you’re keen for more film, take a look at these articles about French films you can stream at home:

My French Film Festival: an online French film festival to enjoy at home

13 films from the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021 to stream



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