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.
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.
Bayou Bakery's out-of-the-oven aroma attracts bakery lovers looking for some freshly made treats.
Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Grab the kids when you head to Bayou Bakery — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan.
Hop online in no time using Bayou Bakery's free wifi.
Bayou Bakery's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
You can also grab your food to go.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the bakery.
With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to Bayou Bakery.
Enjoy freshly baked muffins, cakes and cookies at local favorite Bakeshop.
Leave plenty of room for dessert — you'll want to sample a little of everything when you see the huge spread of cakes, cookies, and more.
Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Bakeshop's menu does not offer low-fat options.
Bakeshop offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Bakeshop as well.
Don't feel like driving? Public transportation is right around the corner, with a nearby stop at Clarendon Metrorail (Orange).
Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Bakeshop.
Expect to spend less than $15 per person at Bakeshop.
Le Pain Quotidien's out-of-the-oven aroma attracts bakery lovers looking for some freshly made treats.
You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge.
Le Pain Quotidien is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Complimentary wifi is available as well.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Le Pain Quotidien has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
No need to dress up for a trip to Le Pain Quotidien — the casual bakery encourages laid-back attire.
Or, take your grub to-go.
Bike parking is also available outside the bakery.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Le Pain Quotidien, so plan your budget accordingly.