London's Cronut Invasion Starts This Friday

Dominique Ansel is opening his first British bakery

Pastry wizard Dominique Ansel—who took home the best pastry chef award at last night's Taste Talks Awards—is nearly ready to open his London shop this Friday.

As promised, there will be Cronuts, with new flavors debuting each month, just as they do at the outposts in New York City and Tokyo. The first one up is a butterscotch and cocoa nib number.

Ansel has also been working on some London-only sweets, like a dosa mille feuille, which he was inspired to create by the city's exceptional Indian food.

There will also be little egg sandwiches on the menu, boxes of Eton mess and a Welsh rarebit croissant with aged cheddar béchamel, mustard and Worcestershire sauce.

The café is rather roomy, so there are plans to offer lunch as well, giving Ansel a chance to work on savory fare like avocado toast and a croque-monsieur.

Take a look around.

Oh, and Londoners, brace for lines.