Archive for the ‘Dessert’ Category

Keystone Coffee & Auto Spa

In American, Coffee, Dessert on January 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

2206 Princess Anne Street  Fredericksburg, VA 22401

I frequent this shop to buy coffee for my mom and her coworkers, who prefer their drip coffees over the brews at Hyperion and Starbucks.  Doubling as an autospa, the cafe area is usually sparsely populated, making it a perfect place to work (note: you will need to ask for a wiFi login).  I go here more for the atmosphere than the food, which is just “ok.”  The menu offers a number of classic sandwiches and this time I ordered the hearty chicken salad on a warm croissant with carrots and ranch dip.  Overall, the meal eliminated my hunger pangs, I did not leave feeling too guilty and I enjoyed the quiet environment where I was able to work with a caffeine buzz and without any distractions.

Small Caramel Latte

Chicken Salad Sandwich on a Croissant with Carrots and Ranch Dip

This coffee and sandwich shop offers cozy seating options, from plush couches to lounge chairs and a cushioned booth


Eileen’s Bakery and Cafe

In American, Coffee, Dessert on January 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm

1115 Caroline St.  Fredericksburg, VA 22401

I had visited Eileen’s a few years ago when it had first opened and had been underwhelmed by the desserts I tried.  My experience this time was pleasant though, and after seeing the sandwiches on display, I was sad that my stomach could hold no further contents after lunch at Foode.  A smiling young woman at the counter asked me what my friend and I would like and was patient through our hesitation and mind changes.  When asked for a recommendation, she pointed to the cream cheese danish, which was warmed up to where the flaky perfection melted in my mouth.

Despite the pastry heaven that I was in, arctic chills brought on by several ceiling fans made the interior an uncomfortable place to stay for long periods of time.   Also, there were no outlets available in the main seating area, so I would not recommend coming here to work on a computer.

Cream Cheese Danish

I definitely would have tried the Katmandu Curry Chicken Salad (Peanut Butter, Creole Mayo, Lettuce and Pickles) if I was not stuffed from my delicious Foode black bean burger

Arriving just as the lunch rush had gotten their food, we were able to get our drinks and pastries in no time

Once a church, Eileen's has renovated its interior to accommodate large parties

Here & Abroad Bistro and Bakery

In American, Dessert on January 10, 2012 at 8:11 am

1004 Princess Anne St  Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Cheerful and friendly staff with consistently good desserts that won’t expand your waistline (too much) or flush out your wallet.  With 3-4 tables inside, this is not the place to eat in for large groups, but works nicely for a quick lunch or sudden bout of the sweet tooth.

With the cream light and smooth on the tongue and the toasted almonds offering a pleasantly subtle crunch, the toasted almond cream cake always has me coming back for more.

Chocolate Mousse Cake was very moist and the chocolate taste was just enough not to be overpowering.

Here & Abroad's charming exterior features chairs and tables for those who prefer fresh air with their delectable desserts.

Near the traffic-heavy Hyperion Espresso in downtown Fredericksburg and tucked away behind a small gift shop, Here & Abroad is almost easy to miss.

Umi Japanese Fine Dining

In Dessert, Japanese on January 10, 2012 at 5:06 am

1500 Jefferson Davis Hwy  Fredericksburg, VA 22401

This cozy restaurant offers a variety of Japanese food, from mouth-watering sushi combinations and chubby udon noodles to sea bass and filet mignon.  For those can’t quite make up their mind, are the bento boxes which include chicken, seafood and tofu options accompanied by light and crispy shrimp tempura California rolls.  Make sure to save room for dessert, the tempura ice cream shamelessly combines two of life’s guilty pleasures in one sinfully delicious bite.

The entire experience was enhanced by the sweet and attentive owners and waitresses, who can often be found poking fun at their old customers or doubling over in laughter over some humorous exchange.

Gyoza (Pan Fried Pork Dumpling)

Creamy Crab Roll and Lobster Roll

Bento Box A (Chicken Teriyaki, Shrimp Tempura & California Roll)

Tempura Ice Cream

Red Bean Mochi Ice Cream

Financier Patisserie

In Dessert on August 10, 2011 at 11:50 pm

35 Cedar Street @ 10 Liberty Plaza  New York, NY 10005

The Frasier (Strawberries, Vanilla Biscuit, Almond Macaron, Mousseline with Great Mariner)

Opera (Coffee Buttercream, Chocolate Ganache & Chocolate Biscuit with Chocolate Glaze)


Chocolate Mousse Cake, Cheesecake Dome, Caramel Brownie

A Wide Variety of Cakes and Pastries

Josie’s Self Serve Frozen Yogurt

In Dessert on July 26, 2011 at 12:31 am
10625 Braddock Road  Fairfax,Virginia 22032

Mountain Ripe Strawberry Frozen Yogurt with Blueberries, Pineapple, Stawberries & Gummy Bears

Mountain Ripe Strawberry & Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt with Blueberries, Almonds, Nuts & Chocolate Sprinkles

Toppings include Marshmellows, Cinnamon Toast Crunch & Fruity Pebbles

Mountain Ripe Strawberry & Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

12 Frozen Yogurt Flavors

Unique and Original Frozen Yogurt Flavors

Josie's Self Serve Frozen Yogurt Exterior

Sprinkles- Best Red Velvet Cupcake

In Dessert on June 11, 2011 at 3:12 am

3015 M Street N.W. Washington, DC 20007

Red Velvet Cupcake

Black and White and Banana Cupcakes (above), Coconut and Strawberry Cupcakes (below)

Sprinkles Sign

Baked and Wired

In Dessert on September 5, 2010 at 2:39 am

1052 Thomas Jefferson Street NW  Washington, DC 20007

Unporked Elvis Cupcake (banana cake, p.b. frosting, chocolate dribble)

Red Velvet Cupcake

Georgetown Cupcakes

In Dessert on March 2, 2010 at 3:10 am

3301 M Street NW (corner of 33rd & M) Washington, DC 20007

Cookies & Creme, Chocolate & Vanilla, Mocha, Red Velvet, Lava Fudge, St. Patrick's, Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Cupcake (Salted Caramel-Infused Buttercream Frosting with Caramel Drizzle)

Vanilla & Chocolate Birthday Cake Cupcakes (Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla or Valrhona Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting & Rainbow Sprinkles)

Maple Cupcake (Maple-Infused Cream Cheese Frosting with Fondant Maple Leaf)

Georgetown Cupcakes Exterior (usual long line)