Napoleon Bakery
Comments () | Published October 17, 2006
Napoleon Bakery
Address: 4217 Annandale Center Dr., Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: 703-914-1101
Neighborhood: Annandale
Cuisines: Korean, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open daily 8 AM to 11 PM.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Croissants; madeleines; brioches; white-bean paste doughnuts; corn biscuits; puff bread; peanut bun; buttercream sandwich; bingsu.
Price Details: Pastries, $1.50 to $3.95.

April 2006 Dirt Cheap Eats

Owner and baker Chong Cho claims not to have slept for two months after taking over this French-accented Korean bakery, formerly known as Le Matin de Paris, last year. His diligence can be tasted in the impeccable pastries he bakes every day. Fill a wicker basket with manju--soft, briochelike breads filled with lightly sweetened pastes of red, white, green, or mocha bean ($1.35). Korean pastries, like Napoleon's croissant ($1.50), are good news for the calorie conscious: They rely less on butter than their Western counterparts. A healthy treat for two is the thinly iced mugwort custard cake ($3.95), which tastes of (and looks like) green tea. The staff will happily guide you through the unfamiliar goodies.
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