The cronut—a croissant and doughnut mashup that made NYC's Dominique Ansel Bakery famous overnight—has created an insatiable craze the likes of which have never been seen before in the world of pastries. From knock off versions showing up in competing bakeries that are being served with cease and desist letters to morons paying $100 for a place in the cronut line, it's been pure insanity.
It was only a matter of time before a faux cronut showed up in Philly, and it looks like Swiss Haus Bakery at 35 S. 19th Street is leading the charge. They're calling their creation the Swiss Cro-crème, and charging $5 per pastry. At Dominique Ansel, the cronut cannot be reserved in advance, and sweet freaks must stand in a ridiculously long line to get a taste. Swiss Haus is allowing customers to reserve two per person the day before, so call 215-563-0759 for a shot at your very own Swiss Cro-crème. But, be prepared for a busy signal.