Open on Zahle's boulevard, Maison du Croissant is where you should go to and enjoy the French croissant with a Lebanese touch experience. Nothing is left on display. Order and wait to be served straight from the oven. You will find three sizes and difference choices; choose between zaatar, cheese or chocolate without forgetting their signature flavors which include Knefeh, Labneh with olives and thyme.
Visiting the kitchen, I had a closer look on the passion poured inside.
A Zaatar croissant is filled with goat Labneh, black olives and decorated with mint leaves. The croissants are huge in size, covered with sesame... they offer a strong crunch and a tender heart. They're not bready and not chewy, a little butter makes it a unique French croissant "a la Libanaise".
Chocolate is molten, a chunk of it is filled inside the croissant and baked immediately. A molten lava chocolate croissant served on a plate and drizzled with more chocolate. That's a very good one as well.
Wait until you've tried the Knefeh croissant. You may have tried a croissant cut and knefe placed inside, but this is not it. This knefeh is rolled within the croissant dough and baked for seven minutes. Soaked in sugar syrup, you can't but devour it. A 'biscuity' crunch, molten Knefeh heart, sugar syrup for the sweetness... Innovative indeed!
La Maison du Croissant Zahle is where you're having breakfast next.