Located in the heart of Old Town Fairfax at the intersection of Chain Bridge road and North Street, this relatively new shop, The Sweet Life Cafe, opened in May 2006 and is a dream and labor of love for the Lederer Family. Rob Lederer is the mayor of Fairfax. He's dreamed of opening this place for many, many years. His wife, Maureen, manages it mostly and adds a great amount of charm to the shop.
Sit in large white rockers on the ample front porch beneath ceiling fans in the summer and outdoor heaters in cooler weather and enjoy a great cup/cone of fantastic homemade ice cream or a gourmet coffee. Sit out in the back garden and have lunch brought to you.
Family fun nights on Fridays will keep the children entertained while you finish off that Maureen's Magical Chicken Salad Sandwich! The beef barbeque and potato salad are yummy and filling. Like Meatball Subs? The ones here are huge and tasty!
I know, what about the ice cream? 16 different flavors at any given time. Typical, but better than elsewhere, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. Even the vanilla has a really full, rich flavor. Tons of strawberries in that flavor. And the chocolate tastes like the Fudgesicles (sp) from the 70's! My kids love the cotton candy, bubblegum and cake batter flavors! My mother in law says the butter pecan is EXCELLENT. My husband's favorite there is the cherry vanilla. The mayor's personal favorite is the peanut butter. They also have coffee, rocky road, mint chocolate chip and a bunch of others I'm forgetting at the moment!
Prefer gelato? They have that too. And some of it is sweetened with splenda! Cheesecake, keylime, raspberry, chocolate, lemon, coconut, and more! So rich and so delicious!
Prices? Very similiar to Baskin Robbins, but much better tasting!
Probably about the best toy store in Northern VA! While not near as large as Toys R Us, the quality of products is mounds better!!! Selection is terrific, lots and lots to choose from. And oh, did I mention the toys are super well made? :) My children had a fantastic time there. I couldn't stop looking around! Toys range from lots of Alex and Melissa & Doug to Groovy Girls, K'Nex and oodles of other high quality toys for babies up through big kids! My only complaint is that the store is 30 minutes away from where I live! Please open a second location in Fairfax!!!
This Cingular store has been the one we've used for years now. They are rather helpful and greet customers quickly. Nothing stands out as incredible wonderful. It seems standard, but definitely not bad at all. If it was, I wouldn't keep returning for phone upgrades or accessory purchases. Customers are also able to pay their cell phone bills at this location.
This place is incredible. It is a strong Bible believing, evangelical, mission-minded church with something for everyone. No ministry here is substandard. Everything is done with the utmost in excellence in mind. Goal is to reach the DC are with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to change lives for Him. Music is phenomenal. Sermons are on the mark, convicting and captivating. Incredible depth of ministries offered!
This church is a doctrinally sound church. It's small and has many loving and caring members. They are an independent evangelical congregation. The service is a predominantly contemporary service with a couple of traditional hymns sprinkled in. Loving environment for children, too. Great VBS.
A day at the spa experience. Never a disappointment. Prices vary depending upon the stylist. May be as much as $55 for a cut and style for the owner and his assistant. But their work is wonderful! Also have manicure and other spa services. Customers are kindly greeting and offered a beverage, not just a drink of water either. Top notch experience!
This company really has done a great job without gouging us! Their bid to replace the water line in the yard was the lowest we received. And their work has been professional, honest and worthy of a referral here. They don't cut corners and are very reputable.
This is beyond terrific! Lots of hands on exhibits. Tons of interesting ones to just look at. The sea otters are so fun and energetic. It's the perfect place for kids and is fabulous for adults w/o kids. You won't regret this stop!
Washingtonian Magazine has recognized the lead doctor in this practice as one of the best in this field in the DC area. Professional staff, caring doctors. Best allergy (not just respiratory either) and asthma care available. Gentle w/ children. Thorough care and follow-up!
Lead doctor in this practice has been recognized as a top doctor in this field by Washingtonian Magazine. Patients receive complete examinations and care. Gentle care given to all patients, especially children. Wonderful w/ children!