Cadets de Gascogne is the first French bakery in Latvia, opened by two French men. The bakery is known for its croissants which are made fresh every day and are said to serve the best croissant in town. There are six branches in Riga, and I have been to three. The menu varies from store to store but all three stores had croissants, canelés, and macaroons. Each store had a different décor. The three that I have been to had a simple and old-fashioned décor.
I had the cheese croissant and butter croissant. The crust is flaky and the inside is soft and chewy. The cheese they used had a lovely mild nutty flavor. The croissant wasn’t overpowered by the taste of butter like many I have had in the past. The bakery on Gertrudes iela 30 had these delicious pizza slices. The pizza slice was served cold, but it was still really good.
This is a great go-to place for quick coffee and French pastries in the morning. A coffee and a croissant would cost less than 5 euros.
Cadets de Gascogne on Ģertrūdes iela 30
Cadets de Gascogne on Krišjāņa Barona iela 52
Cadets de Gascogne on Brīvības iela 73
Cadets de Gascogne
Telephone:+371 28 394 063
Opening hours: Sunday to Monday (7:00 a.m. – 22:00 p.m.)
Address: Ģertrūdes iela 30, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1011, Latvia
Opening hours: Sunday to Monday （7:00 a.m. – 22:00 p.m.）
Telephone: +371 20 393 131
Address: Brīvības iela 73, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia