Day-old delight

Bostok, Ettore’s Bakery & Café

With the disappearance of Estelle’s Patisserie on K Street, good croissants are hard to find. That is, until you go to Ettore’s Bakery & Café. Not only do they have super flaky croissants, but a twice-baked version of a French pastry called a bostok ($3.10). While it’s usually a slice of day-old brioche slathered with frangipane cream and sugared almonds, Ettore’s makes it more decadent by using day-old croissants. They look flattened, but they’re gooey and crumbly and a bit crunchy on the top—an ideal breakfast with café au lait. 2736 Fair Oaks Boulevard,