The Junction Bakery & Bistro begins their soft opening process today, July 6, 2016, and will have their full opening on July 11, 2016. The bakery replaces Mancini’s at 1508 Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray section of Alexandria.
The soft opening hours are July 6-8 from 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and July 9-10 from 7:00 a.m. until the last brunch seating at 2:00 p.m..
I stopped in today around 11:30 a.m. and there was a line of about 15 inside the door. A lot of people were seated and waiting on their orders. The place seemed a little frantic and a lot of employees were hanging around without seemingly knowing what to do. However, working out the kinks is exactly why a business has a soft opening. I opted to move on and not wait today. Their lunch menu did look pretty good though.
On Monday, July 11, 2016, the Junction will be offering full breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their operating hours will be Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.. Brunch will be served on Saturday and Sunday from 10:a.m. until 2:00 p.m..
The following description of what Junction Bakery and Bistro is about was taken from their web page:
Junction is an American bistro boasting fresh-baked bread in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Va. Our simple food paired with homemade breads and baked goods makes our kitchen an extension of your kitchen.
Whether you are grabbing Commonwealth Joe espresso and a pastry to go on your way to work, dropping by for fresh-pressed juice from Grateful Juice Co., or stopping in for dinner with friends, you will find a warm, comfortable and beautiful environment to welcome you.
Head Chef and Baker Nathan Hatfield’s previous experience ranges from Le Diplomate to Restaurant Eve and Society Fair. At Junction Bakery & Bistro, Nathan’s flavorful creations reflect what’s in season, and his bread and baked goods are delicious paired with meals or on their own.
Owner Noe Landini brings his experience from Old Town institutions Landini Brothers, Fish Market, and Pop’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, as well as D.C.’s Bar Deco, to his first project in Del Ray.
GRATEFUL JUICE CO.
Junction Bakery & Bistro is the home to Grateful Juice Co., proudly serving handcrafted fresh pressed juices in seasonal flavors, including: Green Eyed Lady, Carrot, Mango, Pomegranate. Pick up your juice in our grab & go case, or enjoy it alongside your next meal at Junction.
For more information on the Junction Bakery and Bistro you may click on the link to visit their website.