Dirt Cheap Eats 2007: Napoleon Bakery
Comments () | Published August 17, 2007
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.

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Seoul meets Paris in this Korean patisserie and cake shop where the self-serve baskets hold rows of neatly wrapped pastries ($1.50 to $3.95). While the Gallic offerings—croissants, madeleines, brioches—are lovely, Americanized treats are very good, too: sugared doughnuts filled with sweet white-bean paste; corn-flecked biscuits; crisp puff bread with a cinnamon-and-honey-glazed interior.

Don’t miss the hamburger bun studded with crushed peanuts and filled with mousse­like buttercream. Most everything is packaged to go, but you can sip a bubble tea or tuck into a dish of fruit bingsu—shaved ice topped with ripe berries and kiwi—at a small cluster of tables.

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