Saturday, March 18, 2006

Catania Bakery

Okay there was some discussion on the Truxton Circle discussion board about the Catania Bakery at 1404 North Capitol. It has been in existence for 70-80 years but the exterior never really said "come, buy baked goods here". So after someone pointed out what the secret was to buying baked goods was (early in the morning) I decided to venture over this morning.
I got 6 croissants . Six of the freshest tasting croissants I've ever had (no I did not eat them all, just 2). They were eighty something cents a piece. This makes up for the worst ever croissants I had at Dunkin Donuts on Rhode Island (it was just a hard roll shaped like a croissants ). Yummy, yummy.
I asked the French woman at the counter about the hours. They are open for retail on Saturdays from 6:30AM till around noon. They might be open for retail Tuesdays thru Fridays at that same time, but there isn't a person available to do the counter, so maybe not. But Saturdays most definitely. They could try to accommodate an order if you call them. I found their number on the web at (202) 332-5135.


At 3/18/2006 10:59 AM, Blogger Scenic Artisan said...

thanks for this post. good to know!

At 3/18/2006 1:20 PM, Anonymous caro said...

dang! I didn't see any croissants! They must have made them later. I won't go TOO early nextime.

At 3/21/2006 12:14 AM, Anonymous jmjr said...

Yeah, this place is great. I found out about it earlier this year while browsing this cool neighborhood map of Shaw/Ledroit Park:


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