Dominique Ansel will open his second spot over in the West End.
Remember Cronut fever? It swept the capital in 2016, when it was announced that Dominique Ansel, the inventor of the croissant-doughnut hybrid, would open a bakery in London. The hype may have died down since then, but we’re getting another spot in which to feast upon Cronuts, as a new Dominique Ansel Bakery will open in Covent Garden this year.
Ansel’s original bakery sits next to Victoria coach station, which is handy if you’re getting a Megabus, but not especially useful otherwise. The Covent Garden location is great for Ansel’s bank account, but rather dangerous news for my waistline, to be honest.
Details about the actual spot and an opening date are currently elusive, but you can expect the usual cohort of treats to come along for the ride, including a flowering hot chocolate and cute-as-you-like Christmas treats. The bakery is also promising “lots of surprises”, and personally I’m keeping my fingers crossed some sort of doughnut/pecan pie hybrid. The sugar rush is virtually guaranteed, but we’re never ones to complain too much about that…
In the meantime, you can find London’s original Dominique Ansel Bakery at
Featured image: @dominiqueansellondon