Croissant bakery & coffee shop
Freyja, (Old Norse: “Lady”), most renowned of the Norse goddesses, was the sister and female counterpart of Freyr. She was the goddess of love, fertility, battle, and death.
Freyja - The croissant story
Locally owned Scandinavian-style croissant bakery & coffee shop.
Freyja aspires to become an everyday location for the local community for coffee and outstanding viennoiserie pastry, as well as a culinary destination for people visiting Vancouver Island.
Our recipe is based on Danish traditions that showcase Scandinavian minimalism and perfectionism. Our butter croissants have 27 layers, all of which are visible after baking, along with the incredible golden brown, flaky exterior and soft, fluffy interior that we all love so much.
Freyja croissants come in many shapes with various flavours and fillings: chocolate-based ganaches, seasonally changing fruits, salty creams and many more tasty variations.
We have some permanent items on the menu but we also have seasonal or even daily specials to choose from. These are some of the items regularly available in our bakery and coffee shop.
Pain au chocolat
Made with the Guanaja dark chocolate (70% cacao) from Valrhona, this classic pastry has a nice balance of buttery and bitter flavours.
Our laminated (flaky, folded) dough is based on a Scandinavian recipe — hence the name Freyja. We use natural sourdough (containing only water and flour) and only ingredients that are available in most households.
Raspberry jam croissant
Our butter croissant filled with home-made raspberry jam, dipped into Valrhona's Raspberry Inspiration chocolate and sprinkled with freeze dried crunchy raspberry pieces.
Incredibly rich in flavour, our raspberry croissant is filled with a raspberry ganache made from pure raspberry purée and Valrhona’s Raspberry Inspiration chocolate. Fresh raspberries give this croissant the final touch.
Lemon curd and meringue
This tart yet smooth and creamy filling is based on fresh lemon juice and zest. We make fresh Italian meringue every day to top this croissant with it and decorate it with candied lemon peel and rose petals.
A double-baked croissant. The filling is made with white chocolate and 100% Sicilian pistachio paste, lots of roasted pistachios and a little salt. We also use roasted pistachio to decorate it.
Crispy croissant dough baked in a cube shape, filled with fruity and very intense passionfruit ganache.
Our signature vanilla croissant is filled with a vanilla cream made from Norohy vanilla from Madagscar. Norohy is proudly an ethical sourcing company and one of the most revered vanilla bean pastes in the industry. We add a white chocolate-based chantilly to the top of the croissant.
Persian love danish
This Middle Eastern inspired danish is baked with a pistachio frangipane and filled with pistachio whipped ganache and a white chocolate and rose water ganache.
A double-baked croissant with a classic frangipane cream inside it. On top, roasted almonds and a hint of sugar creates the perfect level of sweetness.
Crispy pastry with loads of chocolate. This all time favourite is filled with extra brut cocoa powder, dipped in a single origin milk chocolate from the Dominican Republic and sprinkled with grue de cocoa.
Spinach and cream cheese roulé
Baby spinach, cream cheese and garlic make this item a favourite for everyone seeking something savoury rather than sweet. We add some pecorino cheese on top to complete the taste.
Prosciutto and cheese croissant
We roll our signature 27 layers with prosciutto cotto (dry cured ham) and gouda cheese and bake it until it gets flaky and crispy on the outside and tender inside. A sprinkle of black sesame seeds finishes this tasty savoury croissant.
Salted caramel cruffin
Our croissant dough baked in a muffin mould and rolled in sugar at the end. We make our own salted caramel to fill the inside of this crispy goodie, then add whipped caramel ganache both inside and to decorate the top.
Our croissant dough baked in a muffin mould and rolled in sugar at the end. We fill it with hazelnut praliné and a chocolate cremeux made from Valrhona's Guanaja chocolate.
Our strawberry croissant is made with Valrhona's Strawberry Inspiration chocolate. We add fresh strawberries to make the ganache the croissant is filled with, then make it even more fruity with slices of strawberry inside and out. Tastes like summer!
Yuzu & lavender roulé
Croissant dough based roulé with lavender syrup, Yuzu chocolate from Valrhona's Inspiration series and organic lavender petals.
Caramel chocolate & blueberry jam
Caramelia chocolate from Valrhona is soft, rich and voluptuous with a luscious milky flavor and the compelling taste of salted butter caramel. We add our own blueberry jam to it that we prepare from fresh blueberries.
Come visit us in downtown Campbell River on Vancouver Island!
Monday - Sunday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
We’d love to hear from you!
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Visit us for coffee and croissants at:
1080 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, V9H 2C6, British Columbia