Are we tired of the same bagels from Harris Teeter? Have we had enough cupcakes from M Street? Then, here’s something new to meet our bakery cravings!
7039 Little River Tpke
Annandale, VA 22003
Some bakeries are meant to be just for pick-up baked goods for your busy morning. However, this place gives you that option PLUS it’s a cool place to hang out with your friends.
Not only do they have different – meaning that this might not be for “everyone”- but also they serve various coffee drinks and my favorite Korean dessert, patbingsu! It’s shaved ice with sweetened red beans and condensed milk. This might sound very foreign but once you go patbingsu, there’s no turning back! Highly recommended if you are somewhat food-adventurous 😉 If you go there early enough, you get to taste their breads for free! We went there around 9 am today and they put out so many kinds to try. They cut up the bread into small pieces. Some last all day but they are the best in the morning when they just come out of the oven. If you like what you taste, you can buy it. If you don’t, you can just get their Illy coffee and walk out! Do some people totally take advantage of it and just eat quite a bit without paying a dime? Oh yes. 🙂
Their cake choices are quite delightful too. One thing I’ve noticed here in the states is that cakes are not that “pretty”. They don’t need to look beautiful but I am sometimes so amazed how some cakes look just boring. Shilla bakery has cakes that are really “Korean”: lots of fruits, lots of decorations.
Next time you are in Annandale, drop by and treat yourself!
Hi! There’s one of these in Centreville as well. Actually, there’s quite a few Korean bakeries in Centreville, but Shilla’s is probably my favorite!
There are a lot of Korean people in Centerville too 🙂 I usually like savory bread but I do crave Korean style bread from time to time. Good stuff!
There’s one in Rockville, MD also! It’s close to my campus and it’s a very good hangout spot. Their coffee is reaaally good, and the Bingsoo is awesome! Pastries are fabulous, and sweet, but not too sweet, which is typical of asian bakeries and one of the many reasons I love them. ❤
Couldn’t agree more with everything you said! I love bingsu!! There is another bakery in Annandale called “Breeze Bakery” That one feels more like a hangout place than a bakery. Check it out 😉