January 6th, 2017
Voila Pastry & Cafe is an artisanal bakery and patisserie located in Alexandria's Old Town neighborhood, and regulars say a trip to this popular shop is well worth your time. Step inside and you'll be greeted by the rich aromas of simmering chocolate, freshly-baked pastries, and percolating coffee.
Walk up to the counter and admire row upon row of brightly colored desserts lined up in neat rows. Choose a yellow lemon curd danish, go for a pale pink raspberry chambord tart, or select a rich chocolate mousse. Whatever you choose, Yelp reviewers say you can be confident it will be a scrumptious treat, as Chef Mekdes (who was trained by her mother and grandmother in France) oversees her kitchen staff with meticulous care. While this shop is the kind of place where eager brides order custom wedding cakes, it’s also the kind of place where families stop by to share a casual Saturday morning pastry.