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Where To Get Cream Puffs, Eclairs and Profiteroles in D.C.

Beard Papa is coming soon, but here are local restaurants and bakeries that are home to great cream puffs.

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D.C. will go crazy for cream puffs this year. After opening about 300 locations, Beard Papa's finally prepares to introduce their innovative, natural cream puffs to Georgetown this spring. Although the French invented the profiterole, the Japanese are now perfecting this dessert through the worldwide chain from Osaka, allowing customers a choice of choux pastry shells and fillings from classic cream and chocolate to green tea or mango speciality flavors. Until the Georgetown location opens, where can eager Washingtonians find cream puffs, profiteroles and eclairs? Here are 10 places that are already giving Beard Papa some competition.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. G'eclair Pop-Up at Spoon

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2473 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 234-0300
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Donburi owner James Jang and business partner Grace Owens-Stively dedicated a new venture to the creamy pastry. Flavors range from hazelnut to yuzu raspberry. G'eclair is starting as DC’s only pop-up eclair shop and soon moving into AdMo’s Spoon.

2. Le Caprice DC Café Bakery

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3460 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 290-3109
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Owned by a family that worked for decades in France, of course the Columbia Height’s favorite croissant spot offers classic cream puffs. The French bakery also offers fancy swan-shaped cream puffs.

3. DBGB Kitchen and Bar

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931 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 695-7660
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The Rocky Road profiteroles with a chocolate shell, crunchy nuts and hot chocolate sauce poured over table-side are a standout at Daniel Boulud’s restaurant in CityCenterDC.

4. Baked & Wired

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1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 333-2500
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It's hard to beat this Georgetown favorite coffee shop with fresh desserts, including cream puff choux pastry shells stuffed with fresh bavarian cream.

5. Dog Tag Bakery

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3206 Grace St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 527-9388
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The Georgetown bakery with a mission to help veterans with disabilities and their caregivers created “Teaclairs” with rotating flavors like matcha green tea inside a chocolate shell.

6. Bakers & Baristas

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501 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 347-7893
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This new bakery in Penn Quarter serves Compass Coffee with their unique cream puffs filled with rose-flavored pastry cream. [Photo: Tammy G./Yelp]

7. Et Voila!

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5120 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
(202) 237-2300
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The French-Belgian spot in Palisades run by chef Claudio Pirollo drenches their profiteroles stuffed with vanilla ice cream in warm dark chocolate sauce.

8. Mocha Cafe & Pastry

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2720 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 582-2268
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This Arlington eatery serves more swans cream puffs, and their basic puffs come speckled with strawberries on top of the cream. [Photo: Yelp]

9. Patisserie Poupon

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1645 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 342-3248
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This French bakery with two Baltimore locations sells the traditional puffs and swans, only a few blocks away from the planned Beard Papa’s on Wisconsin Avenue. [Photo: Sakita D./Yelp]

10. Le Diplomate

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1601 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 332-3333
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Find profiteroles with homemade ice cream sprinkled with a little salt for balance and homemade chocolate sauce poured over table-side at this 14th St. brasserie.

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1. G'eclair Pop-Up at Spoon

2473 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Donburi owner James Jang and business partner Grace Owens-Stively dedicated a new venture to the creamy pastry. Flavors range from hazelnut to yuzu raspberry. G'eclair is starting as DC’s only pop-up eclair shop and soon moving into AdMo’s Spoon.
2473 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

2. Le Caprice DC Café Bakery

3460 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
Owned by a family that worked for decades in France, of course the Columbia Height’s favorite croissant spot offers classic cream puffs. The French bakery also offers fancy swan-shaped cream puffs.
3460 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

3. DBGB Kitchen and Bar

931 H St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
The Rocky Road profiteroles with a chocolate shell, crunchy nuts and hot chocolate sauce poured over table-side are a standout at Daniel Boulud’s restaurant in CityCenterDC.
931 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

4. Baked & Wired

1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
It's hard to beat this Georgetown favorite coffee shop with fresh desserts, including cream puff choux pastry shells stuffed with fresh bavarian cream.
1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

5. Dog Tag Bakery

3206 Grace St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
The Georgetown bakery with a mission to help veterans with disabilities and their caregivers created “Teaclairs” with rotating flavors like matcha green tea inside a chocolate shell.
3206 Grace St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

6. Bakers & Baristas

501 7th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
This new bakery in Penn Quarter serves Compass Coffee with their unique cream puffs filled with rose-flavored pastry cream. [Photo: Tammy G./Yelp]
501 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

7. Et Voila!

5120 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, D.C. 20016
The French-Belgian spot in Palisades run by chef Claudio Pirollo drenches their profiteroles stuffed with vanilla ice cream in warm dark chocolate sauce.
5120 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

8. Mocha Cafe & Pastry

2720 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
This Arlington eatery serves more swans cream puffs, and their basic puffs come speckled with strawberries on top of the cream. [Photo: Yelp]
2720 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

9. Patisserie Poupon

1645 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
This French bakery with two Baltimore locations sells the traditional puffs and swans, only a few blocks away from the planned Beard Papa’s on Wisconsin Avenue. [Photo: Sakita D./Yelp]
1645 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

10. Le Diplomate

1601 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Find profiteroles with homemade ice cream sprinkled with a little salt for balance and homemade chocolate sauce poured over table-side at this 14th St. brasserie.
1601 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

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