Dolce and Bean is a family owned small business in Alexandria, VA located in the beautiful neighborhood of Del Ray. For the last two decades, our current store was occupied, historically, by a chocolate place, an ice cream place, another chocolate place successively.
By the early 2000's, we had already fallen in love with Del Ray and its unique boutiques, cafes, restaurants, bistros and farmer market.
In the fall of 2015, a divine opportunity fell on our lap; our dear family friend and neighbor Linda Johnson of Purple Goose convinced us to use the soon to be Dolce and Bean store space for retail.
With the green light from Dennis Reeder, our landlord, Dolce and Bean was created to fulfill our vision and present Del Ray and its surroundings with refined, exquisite American and European confections.
Since our opening in April of 2017, we have been deliberate in forging strong and wonderful relationships with our customers, neighbors and most importantly with our adorable little princes and princesses. We believe in continuously striving for excellent customer service.
We are grateful first and foremost for God's Providence, secondly for Linda Johnson and last but not least for the kindest and ever encouraging landlord, Dennis Reeder. Every day, we are blessed by the Del Ray community and it is our pledge and promise to be a blessing to the most wonderful neighborhood in Virginia, Del Ray. The photos below are all hanging in our shop because we love our clients and their children. Click on a photo for a larger view. May God bless you all, always. Petros