These 13 Baked Goods are Perfect with a Mug of Coffee

Mix up your croissant-and-coffee routine

You may not always have time to indulge in a full-on, crazy-extravagant breakfast in the morning. Sometimes, what you want—or, depending on your caffeine dependency, what you need—is just something to go along with a good strong cup of coffee in the morning (heck, you can even try some of these with a strong cup of tea, if that's more your thing). We're right there with you. That's why we've come up with this list of breakfast pastries that make a perfect pair with a hot (or iced) cup of joe. Make a batch one evening, and you'll have breakfast for the next week. From simple biscuits and the best croissants to every kind of sticky bun, here are our favorite pastries to match your favorite morning beverage.

Brown Butter Tart with Blackberries

Brown Butter Tart with Blackberries
Brown Butter Tart with BlackberriesIngalls Photography

Melt butter in the oven for a fast, versatile tart crust with intense nutty flavor that pairs beautifully with pastry cream and fresh berries. For easy serving, prepare the tarts in individual aluminum cups. Get the recipe for Brown Butter Tart with Blackberries »

Nancy Silverton's All-Butter Biscuits

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Nancy Silverton's All-Butter BiscuitsMatt Taylor-Gross

Treated like puff pastry, the dough for these buttery biscuits is rolled and folded several times to create multiple flaky layers. Get the recipe for Nancy Silverton's All-Butter Biscuits »

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Calzone

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Calzone
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese CalzoneYossy Arefi

The classic combination of bacon, egg, and cheese gets folded inside flaky pastry for a breakfast variation on the calzone. Get the recipe for Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Calzone »

Hazelnut Cream Sandwich Cookies (La Deliziosa)

Hazelnut Cream Sandwich Cookies (La Deliziosa)
Hazelnut Cream Sandwich Cookies (La Deliziosa)Helen Rosner

These crumbly, buttery cookies are filled with a luscious hazelnut-flavored pastry cream. Get the recipe for Hazelnut Cream Sandwich Cookies (La Deliziosa) »

Bacon and Egg Pie

Bacon and Egg Pie
Bacon and Egg PiePenny De Los Santos

This New Zealand combination of flaky pastry, canary-yellow yolks, and salty bacon has cross-cultural appeal. Get the recipe for Bacon and Egg Pie »

Almond-Cream Tartlets

Almond-Cream Tartlets
Almond-Cream TartletsTodd Coleman

Frozen raspberries or lingonberries top whipped cream and an almond pastry crust for these delicate, bite-sized tartlets. Get the recipe for Almond-Cream Tartlets »

Small Pastry Puffs with Chocolate Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream

Small Pastry Puffs with Chocolate Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream
Small Pastry Puffs with Chocolate Sauce and Vanilla Ice CreamBrooke Slezak

Don't let the appearance of these cream puffs intimidate you; this dessert is both fun and easy to make at home. Get the recipe for Small Pastry Puffs with Chocolate Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream »

Cretan Fried Cheese Pastries (Sarikopitakia)

Sarikopitakia
Sarikopitakia (fried mizithra cheese pastries)Matt Taylor-Gross

These savory fried cheese pies are named for their spiral shapes. Sariki, a Turkish word meaning "turban," is also the name of a traditional headdress still worn by Cretan men at celebrations. Tsikoudia, a grape-based spirit from Crete, is used in the dough, likely for making it easier to roll out into thin sheets. Get the recipe for Cretan Fried Cheese Pastries (Sarikopitakia) »

The Best Croissants

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The Best CroissantsChristina Holmes

The croissant's perfection is twofold: an interior of infinitely spiraling paper-thin layers and a shatteringly flaky crust. Get the recipe for The Best Croissants »

Sour Cherry and Pistachio Danish

Sour Cherry and Pistachio Danish
Sour Cherry and Pistachio DanishChristina Holmes

Layers of buttery, flaky laminated pastry are swirled around a lightly spiced, pleasantly gooey cherry compote, then brushed with orange liqueur and sprinkled with pulverized pistachios after baking. For an alcohol-free alternative, swap out the liqueur for a mixture of honey and fresh orange juice. Get the recipe for Sour Cherry and Pistachio Danish »

Sweet Cream Scones

Sweet Cream Scones
Sweet Cream SconesChristina Holmes

These delicate pastries start with butter and flour, then get a hit of cream for a sublimely tender morning treat. Get the recipe for Sweet Cream Scones »

Sage and Coconut Caramel Sticky Buns

Sage and Coconut Caramel Sticky Buns
Sage and Coconut Caramel Sticky BunsZoe Taylor

Jonathan Brooks of Milktooth bakes these extreme pecan sticky buns atop a caramel sauce made with coconut milk, ale, coffee, and barley malt syrup—the bitterness of the sauce balances the sweet buns. Get the recipe for Sage and Coconut Caramel Sticky Buns »

Pecan Sticky Buns

Pecan Sticky Buns
Pecan Sticky BunsIngalls Photography

Three types of sugar sweeten this recipe for sticky buns swirled with cinnamon and drizzled with pecan sauce. Get the recipe for Pecan Sticky Buns »