After reading many Austin blogs about the coffee and croissants at La Boîte Cafe, I figured that I shouldn't hold off on my share of "the flakiest croissants in Austin" any longer. My first impression was that partners Victoria Davies and Dan Bereczki have created a fun twist to an environmentally friendly eatery by reinventing a shipping container's space as a cafe with a clever name. I had no idea how the food would actually taste.
I arrived too late in the day to get the sold-out almond croissants. I had to settle with a small café latte and a paper bag of 3 plain croissants. The latte was deliciously strong.
The croissants were indeed delicious. But I found these to be more dense than flakey (I bought in the afternoon so maybe the flake factor had decreased by that time). I'm not a pastry expert, so I don't know what characteristics make a true croissant. I've had a range of greasy and limp croissants to flakey and light ones from various bakeries. I haven't had a croissant of La Boîte's density and ungreasiness though. The the croissant had a springy texture as I chewed. I enjoyed these and will come back earlier in the day on my next visit to try the almond croissants.