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Cream-Filled Viral Sensation the Supreme Croissant Is Here, Atlanta

A cross between a buttery croissant and a cream-filled doughnut, these Atlanta takes on the supreme croissant are worth seeking out

Momo Cafe
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for over 12 years.

A cross between a buttery croissant and a cream-filled doughnut, the supreme croissant craze that took New York City and social media by storm last year finally hit Atlanta bakeries in 2023. But unlike some other viral food trends, which often fall flat in Atlanta, this one is catching on here because it’s actually good.

The supreme croissant first debuted in April 2022 at Lafayette Grand Cafe and Bakery in New York City — a perfectly round croissant that stands upright filled with decadent flavored cream and topped with frosting garnished with flowers, dried fruits, and even macarons. Lines formed around the block as demand grew for the supreme, and influencers showed up in droves, flooding their social media accounts with stylized photos and reels and TikToks showing hands with perfectly manicured nails breaking the pretty pastry in half to reveal its creamy center. The supreme croissant has since become a permanent addition at Lafayette Grand, with other bakeries across the country now featuring the internet-famous pastry on menus.

Some call the hybrid croissant the next evolution of another viral pastry sensation, the cronut. But maybe this croissant-doughnut cross is just better and what the cronut needed to be all along.

Regardless of whether you’re on team cronut or team supreme, the takes on the latter from Alon’s Bakery and Atlanta baker ChingYao Wang are definitely worth seeking out.

Momo CafeMidtown

Momo Cafe

“ChingYao and our pastry team came up with them for Valentine’s Day. They sold out very quickly and are getting more popular, thanks to social media,” chef and owner Jason Liang says of Momo Cafe’s cream-filled croissant. “Our team has been working hard to keep up with the demands.”

Like Wang’s other pastries and desserts for Momo Cafe and Momonoki in Midtown, she fills the croissants with cream made from Asian ingredients to create flavors like matcha, black sesame, and bursts of lemony-orange zest from yuzu. Wang also uses seasonal ingredients from local farms and food producers in her desserts. This croissant is no exception, including recently filling the pastry with a delicately whipped cream made from fresh strawberries. Liang’s favorite flavor, however, is the tiramisu mascarpone. With demand continuing to grow, Momo Cafe now sells fresh batches of its supreme croissant daily at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

“These croissants are here to stay, and we will probably offer seasonal flavors on top of current offerings,” says Liang. “Sometimes they sell faster than we can make them.”

Alon’s Bakery — Morningside, Buckhead

Atlanta bakery institution Alon’s began testing croissant recipes and creamy fillings for its creme cro late last year. Getting the perfect number of buttery layers within the round croissant, which can also withstand being encased with cream, takes time. Alon’s Bakery features creme cro flavors like pistachio, raspberry, and chocolate and continues tinkering with cream combinations in its test kitchen. Like Momo Cafe, the creme cro often sells out at the Morningside and Phipps Plaza locations the minute the bakery posts its latest flavor to social media, typically on Thursdays.

Momo Cafe, 95 8th Street, Atlanta. momonokiatl.com.

Alon’s Bakery, 1394 North Highland Avenue and 3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. alons.com.

Momo Cafe

95 8th Street Northwest, , GA 30309 (404) 390-3025 Visit Website

Alon's Bakery & Market

1394 North Highland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 872-6000 Visit Website

Momonoki

95 8th Street Northwest, , GA 30309 (404) 390-3025 Visit Website