Jenn and I got cronuts! After our disappointing first attempt, we were determined to try again but I was less than motivated to get up so early to get in line in time. Thankfully, Jenn is a morning person and held our spot in line at 6am! I sheepishly rolled in 45 minutes later (bearing coffee at least!) and we stood around until the bakery opened at 8 and the lines started moving. Even with such an early start, I was shocked at how many people were in front of us. I had a tiny fear that we wouldn't get any again but thankfully it eventually became clear that we would be some of the chosen few to receive cronuts that day.
Even once we got inside the store, the line still took forever. It gave us lots of time to observe the bakery happenings and admire all the gorgeous pastries. Finally our time came and we collected our two cronuts each and a few other baked goods (Dominique Ansel's other options are delicious as well!). Unfortunately, August's flavor of the month is coconut which isn't my favorite, but it was still decadent and delicious. I would have preferred a more snazzy flavor but the donut itself was still light and fluffy and the creme filling was a nice surprise (although it was a little runny when I finally got around to eating it later in the day...I suggest consuming immediately). I don't think I'll be getting up that early anytime soon for another one but it was pretty tasty. Our cronut quest was definitely an experience!