Over the years, Almaz Dama has developed her childhood love for pastry making into a professional pursuit through formal training at Howard University and the acclaimed food-science institution, L'Academie de Cuisine. In partnership with family members Hailu and Amsale, Almaz puts her extensive experience into practice at Dama Bakery by crafting 11 rich cake flavors, seven vegan-friendly variants, and sugar or gluten-free portions. Almaz also customizes birthday cakes, wedding cakes, and everyday celebration cakes for dessert or firing into a best friend's window via slingshot. While Almaz oversees bakery tasks, Hailu Dama takes on barista duties, brewing and blending a quintet of espressos mixed with delectable milks, foams, and caramels. Patrons can pair their robust beverages with Ethiopian and North American breakfast and snack fare or one of Almaz's tasty pastries in original, vegetarian, or sugarless forms.
Cafe Sazon's cooks whip up signature dishes from scratch in 5–10 minutes, adding just enough "sazon," or seasoning, to give them mouth-watering flavor. Freshly made jalapeño hot sauce and beef-cube-laden pique macho alike are crafted from high-quality ingredients, which patrons can savor while seated on chairs or sofas. Unlimited internet access allows wireless modems to soak up radio waves until they get an even tan, and bilingual staff are on hand to help explain the menu or translate any novels patrons bring in.
CakeLove's baking staff, led by owner and Food Network's Sugar Rush host Warren Brown, specializes in cupcakes and cakes, baking batches from scratch daily with fresh, natural butter, sugar, eggs, and more. Each location's rotating selection of vanilla, chocolate, red-velvet, banana, carrot, and pumpkin cake bases is smothered with a variety of flavored buttercreams. Chocoholics can silence grumbling sweet tooths with creative concoctions like Cynthia's sin (chocolate cake dipped in chocolate ganache, topped with peanut butter buttercream, drizzled with chocolate and caramel, and sprinkled with candied peanuts), while those longing for a tropical getaway can abduct their tongue to a farflung locale with the lime on the coconut (shredded coconut and lime zest on a vanilla cupcake with lime buttercream). Cupcakes are $3.25 each, $19.50 for a half dozen, and $39 for a baker's dozen. Other sweet forms of gourmet baked goods ($2–$5), as well as the bakery's six-inch to 12-inch layer cakes ($25–$130), can sugary-up birthdays or candy-coat a van full of Shriner cars.
A tasty bagel spot, Brooklyn Bagel Bakery serves much-needed delicious morning dough.
Vegans can also enjoy the food at Brooklyn Bagel Bakery since they offer a number of animal product-free items.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at Brooklyn Bagel Bakery just as much as their parents do.
Patio tables and chairs are ready for Brooklyn Bagel Bakery diners who prefer their meals al fresco.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Brooklyn Bagel Bakery, known for its laid-back ambience.
Can't get enough of Brooklyn Bagel Bakery's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Or, take your food to-go.
Patrons have access to free parking in the neighboring lot.
If public transportation is preferable, ditch the car and board the nearby stop at Courthouse Metro (Orange).
Your bill at Brooklyn Bagel Bakery will rarely go over $15, so you can really indulge!
The breakfast menu at the restaurant draws rave reviews, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
Craving something sweet? Swing by Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe and treat yourself to a tasty cookie or cake.
Cakes, cookies, pastries, and more — what's not to love (and sample) here?
Plan to indulge a bit at Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.
For those in a hurry, the bakery lets you take your meal or snack to go.
You can also have Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe cater your next event.
In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the bakery.
You can eat for next to nothing at Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe, where a typical meal will cost you less than $15.
Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
Hop to the deli counter at Booeymonger — visitors will be hard-pressed to find a sandwich they don't love.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Booeymonger, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Booeymonger's full bar to top off your meal.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at Booeymonger with its kid-friendly fare.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Booeymonger.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
You can also have Booeymonger cater your next event.
You won't break the bank at Booeymonger, with a meal typically hovering below the $15 mark.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Booeymonger, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.