La Madeleine has opened its first location in DC proper, and it’s an all new experience for guests familiar with the brand. Joining eight-other Maryland and Virginia-area bakeries, the newest la Madeleine at 1130 Connecticut Avenue is petite in size, yet readily designed to serve the downtown community seeking high-quality, fresh food with the conveniences that their limited time demands.
Typical-French blue doors and gold window lettering welcomes guests into their new neighborhood bakery. Upon entering, the bright, open space is anchored by French street signs directing guests to their service style of choice: order ahead quick pick-up, grab ‘n go, coffee, bakery or the speed ordering line for freshly prepared salads, hot sandwiches, famous la Madeleine soups and more.
While designed with convenience in mind, the ambiance retains an unhurried appeal, featuring multiple seating options, including a cozy corner to corner booth, community table and bar height window seating.
“We are delighted to not only open the first la Madeleine in DC proper, but to debut a new la Madeleine experience designed to serve the needs and demands of the downtown consumer. Guests can look forward the famous la Madeleine flavors, but in a petite, convenience-oriented space. With multiple service-styles and speed ordering options, we are catering to guest needs and time constraints,” said Jacqueline O’Reilly vice president of marketing. “Our team is motivated to listen and learn from our new guests at Connecticut Avenue, identifying opportunities to advance and meet their ever-changing demands.”
Neighboring businesses, of the newest la Madeleine, will be pleased to learn that the bakery is offering breakfast, lunch and dinner catering service. Supported by a full-time catering specialist, the menu can be found by visiting order.lamadeleine.com.
The 2,800 square-foot bakery is open Monday thru Friday from 6:30 am – 7:00 pm, and from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The bakery brings 26 jobs to downtown DC, including a General Manager, 3 Assistant Managers, 2 Catering Specialists and 20 Bakery Associates.