Does your sweet tooth have a European flair? In a cheerful, robin-egg blue building on Wisconsin Avenue in the heart of Georgetown, you’ll find Patisserie Poupon.
As the name suggests, this little cafe is inspired by traditional French neighborhood bakeries, though it can scale up its operations to catering orders for hundreds of guests, if that’s what you need. Scroll through the reviews on Yelp and you’ll find dozens of satisfied customers who have entrusted their wedding cakes, graduation parties, and corporate events to Poupon’s kitchen staff. If you’ve never tried this bakery’s wares, the best thing to do is to just swing by one morning and see what’s fresh. You’ll find glass cases full of baked goods, and a cafe menu of coffee, soups, salads, and sandwiches. There’s also a small patio outside where you can enjoy a coffee and croissant, catch up with an old friend, or just read the paper over lunch.