The Swiss Bakery, Burke, VA

The Swiss Bakery is the only restaurant that I know of in the Washington, DC area that does not allow tipping. Because of this, I make it a point to go there at least once a month.

I needed to head out to Fairfax early Saturday morning, and wanted a grab-n-go breakfast. The Swiss Bakery (in Burke) opens at 7 AM, so it fit the bill perfectly – it’s right off the beltway, on Braddock Road.

The Swiss Bakery is the only restaurant that I know of in the Washington, DC area that does not allow tipping. Because of this, I make it a point to go there at least once a month.

Ham and Swiss Croissant ($2.75) was exactly as its been each time I’ve gotten it (surely over a dozen times now). Served at room temperature, it’s pretty much a perfect croissant crust, stuffed with a modest portion of lean ham and about the same amount of cheese. It’s delicious, and very difficult not to wolf down in five bites – if you do manage to make it home, and want to heat it up, use an oven – or be very careful about microwaving it for any longer than a few seconds.

The Swiss Bakery is the only restaurant that I know of in the Washington, DC area that does not allow tipping. Because of this, I make it a point to go there at least once a month.

Their Almond Croissant ($2.25) is an entirely different shape – round, not rectangular – with slivers of almonds and powdered sugar on top, and marzipan in the middle. This is guaranteed to rain all over your shirt if you eat it in the car, so I advise against it, but good luck resisting.

The Swiss Bakery is the only restaurant that I know of in the Washington, DC area that does not allow tipping. Because of this, I make it a point to go there at least once a month.

This entry was posted in Restaurants, VA. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.