I went to LeoNora because I was craving croissants and passing by Arlington. I'm glad I tried it because I pride myself in trying as many bakeries as I can in the DC metro area. LeoNora is a tiny store that has the kitchen and store in one room. One of the bakers simply stopped kneading dough to answer questions and cashier when my boyfriend and I were ready to go! I love being able to watch the action in the kitchen when I go to restaurants so this was neat.
So the baked goods - the guy working said their baguettes were the most popular item, and while they looked good, I wanted a croissant. So my BF and I each got croissants and a container of madeleines. The crossaints were more dense than I like but they're the best I've tasted in a long time. The madeleines were light and almost spongecake-like. I'll probably go back the next time a baguette craving hits!
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