If I could eat dessert and nothing else for the rest of my life, I just might be okay with that. I walked by Beard Papa several times before it opened and when it finally did, I never crave a cream puff because they usually taste far too rich and sweet for my tastebuds. Yet at this shop, you can find a treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.
Bright yellow walls align the well-lit shop as daylight floods into most of the room. A giant decal of what I assume is papa himself adds a cute decorative way to brand what could be a plain wall. Bright boxes sit on shelves and small wooden crates hold boxes and empty shells. Customers choose different puffs ranging from mini sizes to larger portions perfect to split between two people. I ordered a chocolate covered puff with hints of green tea melted along the top. You can choose your flavor of filling from vanilla, chocolate and a seasonal flavor (right now it’s strawberry cream). I chose the vanilla custard and in minutes my order came out.
It’s not too sugary and the bit of white chocolate on top added a nice touch since it melted immediately in my mouth. Stop by and be sure to greet the friendly staff!
Beard Papa is located on 1332 Wisconsin Ave NW.