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Where to get French pastries in the Circle City

Croissants, macaróns, and kouign-amanns, anyone?

Hand holding up a chocolate croisssant

If you haven’t left with a chocolate croissant, have you really been to Amelia’s?

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At the beginning of this year, we asked our readers to submit story ideas for us to cover in 2023, and Brooke L.'s question was too delicious to pass up: “Where can I get really good French pastries?”

So without further adieu, here are our top recs for some of the best pâtisserie-like spots around Indy.

A pastry display at Gallery

Gallery’s pastry display never fails to impress. | Photo by INDYtoday team

  • This local pâtisserie and restaurant just opened its newest location on College Avenue and should be your go-to spot for a showstopping dessert for your next dinner party.
  • Our pick: macarón

Amelia’s Bread, Fletcher Place + Windsor Park

  • If you’ve lived in Indy long enough, there’s no doubt you’ve stopped into this bakery famous for its sourdough.
  • Our pick: chocolate croissant

Leviathan Bakehouse, 1101 N. College Ave.

  • Don’t forget to grab a caramelly Breton-style pastry, which is pronounced “kween uh-mon” and means “butter cake.”
  • Our pick: kouign-amann
Mille feuille from MOTW

The mille-feuille from MOTW is back after a brief hiatus.

Photo via @motw.coffee

MOTW Coffee and Pastries, various locations

  • You can get pastries from France to Syria to North Africa at this ever-growing local coffee chain.
  • Our pick: mille-feuille

Le Croissant French Bakery, 916 E. Main St., Greenwood

  • This pastry shop will make you feel like you’ve entered Paris.
  • Our pick: fruit croissant

Filigree Bakery, Broad Ripple Farmers Market

  • Filigree has a robust online menu available for custom orders.
  • Our pick: macarón pop
Spring decorated macarons

Filigree Bakery is getting into the spring spirit with these macarons. | Photo via @filigree.bakery

Landlocked Baking Co., 118 S. Audubon Rd.

  • When we say “don’t sleep on these pastries,” we mean it. Get there early or you’ll miss all your favorites.
  • Our pick: guava swirl croissant

Circle City Sweets, 1220 Waterway Blvd.

  • Find the local sweet spot at The Amp at 16 Tech and don’t forget it when you’re planning your next birthday party.
  • Our pick: seasonal macarón

Bake Sale Indy, Broad Ripple Farmers Market, Illumine Coffee

  • This micro-bakery has everything from Cajun pork and cheddar croissants to croissant scrap cinnamon rolls.
  • Our pick: chocolate croissant
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