When you walk into the café, it has a casual feel with small tables, a comfy lounge area, and outlets in case you need to work on a laptop. Also you will see a glass case filled with cupcakes, cakes, custom desserts, pastries, tea cookies, and tarts to choose from.
I was set on choosing a dessert to try but was not sure which one to choose. I spoke with one of the staff members that was there and ask what they would recommend as a dessert. The staff mentioned that most customers like the Orange Mango Cheesecake followed by the Opera. I decided to choose the Opera or L’Opera. The Opera was definitely a French type of cake that consisted of layers of almond that was fused with coffee syrup. The cake also was layered with ganache and coffee buttercream that was covered with a chocolate glazed.
A pairing of a nice espresso or a tea goes well with the Opera. Overall, the dessert was really rich, sweet, and a great presentation design. The price of the cake was $4.99. Below are a few pictures I took of the desserts while I was there.
Besides desserts, the café offer other menu options for its customers including breakfast and lunch. To view their variety of menu option, visit their website.
Name: Pastry Xpo Cafe
Location: 8190 Strawberry Ln
Falls Church, VA 22042