WPA Bakery is a neighborhood bakery, offering all sorts of treats, including pies, cakes, caneles, sticky buns, almond-glazed pretzels and more as single order items, and whole cakes and pies as special order items. Stop by and have a cup & a slice!
In addition to making their own sweet treats, WPA Bakery is the kitchen behind the Hummingbird Cake at Garnett’s, the Peanut Butter Pie at The Roosevelt, and the Mexican Chocolate Pie at Ipanema. They have been making some of your favorite desserts (vegan, gluten-free, and otherwise) for years.
WPA Bakery also has a number of other wholesale clients: look for their parfaits at the Best Cafe at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and other items available soon through the grocery delivery service Relay Foods.
WPA Bakery is co-owned by baker David Rohrer and restauranteur Kendra Feather (Ipanema Cafe, Garnett’s Cafe, The Roosevelt). Rohrer is also an accomplished local painter.
Their turn-of-the-last-century building at 2707 East Marshall is located in the Church Hill North Old and Historic District. The spot was a confectionary/restaurant for the bulk of the 20th century, first under Louis Shuleeta, and then as Shibley’s Inn and the 27th Street Inn (with it’s iconic neon sign).
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