One of the many things I love about Trompeau Bakery, a tiny French spot near DU, is the consistency. The place always has a line, it always smells heavenly, and it always delivers a picture-perfect croissant.
For a long time, I went straight for the ham-and-Swiss version. The savory innards mixed with the flaky pastry were a morning indulgence I was willing to make (eaten alongside a nonfat latte from nearby Kaladi Brothers Coffee, of course). But then, one day, on a whim, I added a rosette to my order.
The rosette, it was explained to me, is croissant dough baked in a pretty, rose-like pattern and brushed with thick raspberry preserves. It's almost like an inside-out raspberry croissant, but prettier. And I'm hooked. Now when I visit Trompeau, I order both the ham-and-Swiss and the rosette (one for now, one for later).
1729 E. Evans Ave., 303-698-9682