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Tatte Bakery and Cafe is Bringing Sweet and Savory Delights to Alexandria

Indulge yourself with the tastes of the Mediterranean and more

Worker lady adds bread to a bag behind bakery counter
Tatte Bakery and Cafe

Alexandria, VA –  Tatte Bakery and Cafe is opening on January 24 at 515 King Street in Old Town Alexandria, bringing an extensive, all day menu that includes breakfast items, soups, tartines, quiche, salads, sandwiches, shakshuka, hot and cold coffee and tea creations, and a sizeable gluten free menu.

Founder Tzurit Or began baking over 15 years ago in Boston and selling her wares at the Copley Square farmers market. According to her website, “Her vision for Tatte was humble in origin — grounded in a simple mission to bring people together around great food and pastries while providing a deep sense of comfort and belonging.”

The Alexandria space is spare, simple with white subway tile, focusing your attention on the display cases filled with sweet and savory delights. There are both tables and a counter for you to sit and enjoy your meal. The biggest problem you may encounter is what to choose.

Tatte offers a wide variety of tasty savory and sweet choices (Photo: Debby Critchley)

The menu at Tatte highlights the flavors of the Mediterranean and also includes many American favorites. Dishes feature local and seasonal flavors. You’ll find both hot and cold items including three varieties of shakshuka, quiche, and tartines.  Plates, bowls, salads, and sandwiches dominate the menu. Although many of the items seem indulgent, they are all based in healthy, clean eating. You’ll see that Mediterranean theme running through the menu with the inclusion of feta, labneh, prosciutto, and halloumi.

The Lambe Kebab Plate features lamb kebab, baba ganoush, chickpea puree, pickled red cabbag, carrots, cauliflower, labneh, parsley and za’atar pita (Photo: Debby Critchley)
Tatte Tuna Nicoise with mixed baby lettuces, arugula, roasted potatoes, cherry tomato, green beans, kalamata olives, red onion, and olive oil packed tuna tossed with parsley dressing and topped with hard boiled egg (Photo: Debby Critchley)

Revel in the glistening baked goods in the glass cases that dominate the room. The almost endless palate pleasers include muffins, cookies, and a multitude of croissants. Savory items feature flavors such as leeks, cheeses, nuts, and fruits.

Pastries are made with love, featuring fresh ingredients (Photo: Debby Critchley)

Take your time, there’s lots to love.

Michael “Mango Mike” Anderson is the Grand Marshal of the Ballyshaners’ 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Alexandria


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