Un je ne sais Quoi...

1361 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington
(202) 721-0099

Recent Reviews

Edi Danalache

Good atmosphere. The staff are very friendly - I think they?re all French expats. The patisseries were pretty good; the coffee was solid. The only downside was that they don?t have a ton of seating and it was rather crowded, but that?s just testament to the quality.

Christopher Fuentez

The pastries are phenomenal and the decor is so quaint. It is a great place to hangout and draw or read ?

Kevin V

The pastries and coffee are fantastic. The service is as good as it can be. The cafe gets more business than it can handle which leads to longer wait times. There could be improvements in the efficiency of the way they handle the workload but the employees are hustling the entire time.

Samiha Sobhan

This intimate little café is tucked away on the otherwise bustling Connecticut Ave in DC. I happened upon this adorable little pâtisserie in search of coffee and respite after a particularly arduous day at the office. When I came in, I met the most charming French woman, whom I believe is the owner. When I spoke to her in her language, she was most effusive in her affections. What a lovely lady. In any event, while there I had a glorious cup of cappuccino and merveilleux, a celestial pastry with layers of meringue and ganache that kind of tastes like you?re biting into a subtly sweet and creamy cloud. C?était incroyable...c?était magnifique!

Fer Rossi

Everything looks and smells good. But they ruined my experience if I ask for a Latte for Here in a Mug and I got it "to go"

Patricia Vanderwolf

delicious pasties. Cute cafe feel. Very nice staff.

Jenny Chang

Best soy mocha I've had and delicious French desserts.

USCKaboom

So glad I stopped by here to get some desserts for a friends house. The staff is very friendly and French. The desserts were all excellent. We had 5 or 6 different ones. All carefully crafted and delicious.

ravenwmn

This is a tiny very french pastry/coffee shop. The pastry was very good (and very french) and the staff pleasant.

Richard Sun

Friendly service.

Liam Hennessy

Sorry guys. Whilst the cakes looked great regrettably I did not enjoy mine. But that could be just my palate. However I know my coffee and it sadly was not very good at all.

Dear daisy

It?s ok nothing special.. it?s not fresh or anything maybe I went too early in the morning (8:00am) and I ordered clearly for iced mocha she made me a hot mocha coffee so I asked her, I ordered iced mocha. She huffed at me and she just poured hot mocha coffee in an icecup. Rude and not worthy of extra my Uber money. Go to good coffee shops they have similar pastries... bluebottles or swings coffee way better service.

Cathryn Spears

They have very delicious food and good service. The price is decent for a french patisserie, and everything was very fresh

Laura Crown

I should've taken a picture of the apple tart! But alas. Only have a picture of the chocolate croissants.

George Alkiddees

Just Go there...Great little Authentic French place. Just GO.. GREAT croissant

emily oates

Holy cannoli this place is ah-mae-zing!! Went once by myself and loved it so much had to bring my partner along for breakfast before we went home! Super cute atmosphere, friendly employees and delightful pastries!! I fully recommend!!

Yifan Zhang

Tasty desserts, good coffee and excellent service! It has become my go-to coffee & dessert place in DuPont.

Ketty M.

Alright. Croissants were cold, brioches were decent, coffee ok. Not a place to walk the extra mile for.

MK G.

A wonderful French cafe. Everything is yummy. Try the meringues and San Bennedetto w gaz if you're worried about calories.

Conan W.

I didn't have the cakes the first time because the pastries are sold after 11:30. I came again this week and finally had the legendary "best cream puff in town". It deserves the fame! Actually I think any cake with that cream is great, like the strawberry tart. Another surprise is the merveilleux. I really like the bittersweetness. And I will definitely come back again and again. PS I went back many times and one question bothers me: why do they charge more per piece of merveilleux the more you buy? As a tax on merveilleux lover?

Hai E.

Great place with amazing taste. Feels just like little France!!:) Highly recommended.

Lily F.

I came in two days in a row just so I can experience both the morning and afternoon pastries. In one visit, I had the regular croissant and a small coffee and knew immediately that I would end up really liking this place. I've had croissants before but it never did anything for me. But now I'm just thinking that I've always had terrible croissants. Yes, it was flaky but there was also the tiniest bit of chew that I really liked. It was buttery but not overwhelmingly so. The following day I lucked out as I came in at the right time around 11:15 when they were bringing out the afternoon selections. I tried the almond croissant and the dark chocolate merveilleux. I read from other Yelpers that the merveilleux isn't as sweet as expected but I still found it pretty sweet. It didn't taste like anything I've had before. The bottom meringue had cold cream tasted almost like ice cream. The top meringue was your typical crumbly crunchy kind. The entire "cake" was covered in dark chocolate shavings. Definitely get this if you're a chocolate lover. For me though, the almond croissant was my absolute favorite item. It had the perfect amount of sweetness. Again, it was chewier than expected but that was the reason why I liked it so much. And while a small bakery, it's still large enough to have about 14 seats inside and 6 outside. Both times I came in there were spots for me to sit for a bit.

Noora R.

This cafe is super cute, walked in here looking to fill my Mason jar with some coffee and they were super accommodating. The coffee is good, but I couldn't drink it all without adding some cream, milk and sugar. In the cafe itself is mostly people working on there laptops, both inside and in the mini outdoor seating area.

Rachel O.

The Northern French dessert - merveilleux - is so good. It's the perfect balance between light and airy and rich. The cafe has a great atmosphere and the employees are so friendly too.

Hamid Alan9ary

Most of the pastries here are real nice

Heba R.

This place has such yummy desserts! Their isn't a lot of seating so not always a great option for large groups. However I highly recommend their dessert. I went once for the very first time and returned the next day with a group of friends from how good it was! Their coffee is good too!

Frenk Morina

Their deserts changed my mood. They were way too good. Served with class like only French can do it.

Bre Valente

I can't say enough about how great this little cafe is! I just adore swooning over their pastry case. Everything is so neat and tidy, and the sweets are to die for! Get the Paris Brest in hazelnut or pistachio, and you will not regret it! If you're dining in, the china they serve on is so sweet and pretty. Reminds me of my nanas's tea set collection. They also make perfect espresso drinks to go with whatever you choose!

Abigail L.

Great bakery! Any of merveilleux' are a good choice. Only downside is the lack of seating so I usually just get my pastries and leave.

Louise Canton

Yummy croissants, great coffee and charming service

Bree DaCosta

I can't say enough about how great this little cafe is! I just adore swooning over their pastry case. Everything is so neat and tidy, and the sweets are to die for! Get the Paris Brest in hazelnut or pistachio, and you will not regret it! If you're dining in, the china they serve on is so sweet and pretty. Reminds me of my nanas's tea set collection. They also make perfect espresso drinks to go with whatever you choose!

Yusi Liu

Best desert store in DC. Everything is good. I kept going back just to try new things - never regret it. Highly recommend it!

Victor Wang

Really one of the most unique places located in the heart of D.C. at the iconic Dupont Circle. A classy and upscale french bakery that transports you to France and makes you feel like skipping the long flight over the ocean. The decor is beautiful and while the outside is unassuming, the inside is teaming with upscale design touches that perfectly balance upscale modern, and classic luxury. The bakery is not large but there is a decent amount of seating and I was able to find a spot both inside and out. There is an overwhelming amount of beautiful pastries right at the counter and it was so difficult to decide but I eventually went with the mille-feuille. Similar to a napoleon but more modern with a delicious vanilla custard surrounded by two sheets of a delicious crispy wafer. I got the pastry to go and it was packaged in an absolutely gorgeous gift box that made me hesitate to throw it away. Staff is friendly but prices are high as you might expect. Still worth a visit especially if you're in the mood for some amazing french pastries or want to impress some of your friends visiting from out of town.

Lloyd R

Great place for a pastry and some coffee. The coffee is excellent, but the baked goods steal the show. Ridiculously delicious, beautiful pastries. Absolutely superb. A bit of Paris in DC.

Lloyd R

Great place for a pastry and some coffee. The coffee is excellent, but the baked goods steal the show. Ridiculously delicious, beautiful pastries. Absolutely superb. A bit of Paris in DC.

Maria Reissaus

Fantastic bakery / pastry shop. Delicious breakfast pastries and desserts.

Faraz A.

Nice desert shop in DuPont. Ordered an iced latte and white chocolate and speculoos merveilleux'. The merveilleux seems to be their most popular desert. They are very fluffy, not too heavy, and not overly sweet either. They were great to go along with some coffee. The speculoos flavor was definitely the best. The white chocolate flavor was fine but not as enjoyable. Good clean inside seating and friendly staff. Limited outside seating also to enjoy yourself on a nice day. Will definitely come back if I'm in the area.

Peter T.

Pear tart was dry and had overripe pears. Nothing enjoyable about it. Chocolate almond croissant lacked french finesse, almond paste not anywhere near what I was hoping for. Traditional croissant was the pick of the lot for m, buttery and including the necessary layers. Coffee was as expected, hot espresso with milk. Spent $23 on a box of croissants to take to family, definitely not worth it. Wont be back.

Christopher Tweel

Great place with very friendly service. We got the apple tarts here and they were perfection. Nice espresso service as well, and with a location so close to the Dupont fountain it makes this a perfect place for an early morning stop over

Paulette Lamb

Absolutely fantastic! Attention to detail is wonderful. We appreciate the obvious care and pride they take in the items they serve.