410 S Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046 Directions

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I was so excited to find out about this place being so close to my grandmother's. My wife and I went on Valentine's day for lunch/brunch. She got the beef pot pie and I got the biscuits and gravy. At first both were a little salty but not inedible. The biscuits and gravy came with two biscuits and the second one was beyond salty. Her accompanying salad was also not dressed. I honestly would have given this place one star but my wife surprised me with their spicy Mayan mousse cake. Now that was AMAZING! We ended up going back two days later to try again. She got the sun-dried tomato omelet and I got the funghi crepe. My accompanying salad did come with dressing but her accompanying biscuit was not my taste. She liked it but growing up in the deep south I might be more particular about my biscuit. Overall though the crepe was amazing. I'll be back for the crepe and desserts but maybe not on a weekday. We got a couple of chocolate chip cookies as well after all the reviews mentioned these as a standout.

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love love love love, everythings gluten free, no reaction, great brunch options, delicious!!!

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Dedicated gluten free. So nice to be able to order literally anything. I got an eclair and tiramisu, both were delicious. Then I got the pancakes and eggs, they reminded me of a diner breakfast, so yummy. There was a long line to order when we went (Sunday at 11), but the food came out fast.

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Gluten Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Cakes
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cupcakes
  • Dedicated Gluten Free Facility
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Quiche
  • Wedding Cakes

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe

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Best place ever, you need to come here and try everything. 100% gf, tastes great, lots to choose from.

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

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We absolutely love this place!!

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

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I love this place! Dedicated gluten free. Great breakfast/brunch menu with lots of options. Order at the counter; they bring it to your seat when it’s ready. Food came out quickly. Cute atmosphere. It was crowded on Saturday morning. The two of us were able to find a seat, but it would’ve been difficult for a group of 4+ to find a table.

Updated 1 month ago read full review

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Excellent in every way. Brunch is delicious with omelets, crapes, waffles, and more. Perfect pot pies! Pastries are amazing. Gluten free gingerbread house kit during Christmas time was spot on. Mother’s Day high tea was a special treat!

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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It was such a joy to look at a menu and be able to eat EVERYTHING offered. The pastry case and bread selection was amazing and so delicious.

Updated 3 months ago read full review

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Wonderful crepes, omelettes, and baked goods! Dedicated gluten free. Friendly owner and staff! Had the tiramisu for dessert...hands down the best I have ever had... gluten free or otherwise!!

Updated 5 months ago read full review

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So amazing. I had tiramisu for the first time since going gluten free, and it was just as good as I remember. The cupcakes are the best GF ones I've ever had. And, the ham, cheese, and egg crepe with potatoes on the side was great! I wish I lived closer! (On a side note, my mom tried to call and email ahead of time about making an order and never heard back from them.)

Updated 5 months ago read full review

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So glad we found this place! Friendly, helpful staff and DELICIOUS food. So excited that I could order anything I wanted on the menu and not have to ask questions. Breakfast was plentiful. We had eggs, pancakes(yes!!!), ham, sausage, hashbrowns and a biscuit( I don’t know when the last time was that I had a biscuit and this one was perfect.). It was my birthday and the first time in years I got to have a gluten free cupcake that was tasty and fresh! German Chocolate💛. To have so many choices was heaven. So delicious!! We will make sure we plan our trip up north each time to come back & visit. Thanks for a perfect breakfast on this rainy morning

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The entire restaurant is dedicated gluten-free! I had a DELICIOUS savory crepe with a light and fluffy coconut cupcake. The atmosphere is trendy and inviting. Very safe!

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated gluten free restaurant. Great food!

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The cupcakes are soooo good!!! GF/DF

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Everyone in our party very much enjoyed their breakfasts, even the people who are used to eating gluten. Excellent food. Amazing selection. It was hard to believe it was all gluten free!

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely amazing. I am a very sensitive celiac who really misses strawberry, banana Nutella crepes from my gluten days and this place made my dreams come true again!! Everything was delicious! The only thing that saddens me is the location closest to us is no longer open but it was well worth the 25 min drive. Go enjoy!

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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If you have celiac you must go. If you have friends with celiac you must take them. If you want to know how delicious gluten free can be this is the place to go. If they are out of chocolate chip cookies I apologize, I bought them all.

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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We had an amazing brunch today. It was so nice to be able to try other people's food at the table and not have to worry about what's gluten free what's not.

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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The Happy Tart is a 100% gluten free bakery. The owner, Emma, has Celiac Disease and has set up two locations in Falls Church and Del Ray. The Falls Church location has a full brunch menu that is totally delicious. My daughter always gets the pancakes and eggs, and I love the coconut and strawberry french toast. They also do a stellar job with custom cakes—they made a 3D birthday cake for my husband that looked just like a stack of waffles.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I wholeheartedly agree with another reviewer (DukeCeliac). --A lot of what this place offers is just okay. --They have weird hours. I went to Elevation Burger nearby and wanted to pick up some dessert to take home, but they were closed. I absolutely appreciate that they are a safe place for celiacs to eat, but it rarely feels worth it for what I get and what I pay.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is great - I’ve eaten there several times and enjoyed each meal. The bakery is also wonderful, from cupcakes to breads to specialty cakes. I highly recommend

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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FAVORITE GF BAKERY EVER!!! Apple turnovers are AMAZING. As is the tiramisu. All GF friends must go here to get their fix of a real bakery experience with extensive options! Note: Not 100% sure if dairy or nut friendly.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Soooooo nice to eat out and feel safe! Even shared food without any concerns. Definitely coming back, thank you!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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PURE HEAVEN you must come here

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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100% gluten free! We got crepes and quiches and all were amazing

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is GF! A nice selection of baked items as well as brunch foods.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is one of the few 100% safe options in the area, and I really appreciate that. Some of their foods (i.e. the ham and cheese crepe, the apple crepe, the pot pie, the chocolate chip cookies, chocolate decadence petit four, etc.) are REALLY good, but a lot of it is just okay. Just okay isn't really that okay for their prices. But what really, truly frustrates me about The Happy Tart is that it seems like this place is NEVER open. Sometimes I drive all the way there and it's just closed. And even their regular business hours are annoying--it's unclear how anyone who has a full-time job would get to the store before 6pm when they close. It's a nice bakery if you're in town, but as a local, The Happy Tart is honestly only okay.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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So so awesome. Full service bakery for us GF folks. Worth a long drive to get here. Our family consensus was 17 stars out of 5. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the scone. On the other hand, I never liked gluteny scones that much either. The carrot cake cupcake, the salted caramel petit-four, and the nutella-banana cupcake were all AWESOME. The baguette is in the freezer for a later treat.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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What a treat to enjoy a huge selection of desserts! Brunch was very good too!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This dedicated gluten free cafe is amazing in every way. Fabulous friendly service, amazing choices, and delicious safe food. I wish we lived closer. So many bakery treats as well as savory options. A must for celiacs!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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I’m so glad we found this wonderful bakery while visiting D.C. I was totally a kid in a candy store when we visited and tried several different items. The cupcakes were the best gluten free that I have found. I did not feel like I was settling with any of the bakery treats that I had because they were all delicious. I will definitely be back on my next trip.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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AMAZING food and options!! For once I was stumped on what to get because there were so many options!! Had the biscuits and gravy and it was beyond perfect! And those who didn't have a gluten allergy loved it as well!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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A 100% gluten free patisserie - with a HUGE menu! I am recently diagnosed celiac and I still compare everything I eat to the old gluten-filled versions. But this place made it hard to tell a difference! I will be returning often.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I am diagnosed celiac and I safely ate their treats and breakfast. Great employees and amazing food!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Great food and awesome desserts!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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You're crazy if you DON'T go here. Dedicated GF facility, awesome pastries. Everyone in the world should eat here, Celiac or not! Hands down my favorite bakery. I'm pretty sure everything has a little magic in it... Have a macaron. hell, have 6 macarons.,\. Never mind, just get one of everything and stuff your face.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely safe and yummy. Lots of dairy free options too.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious and everything is gluten free! French toast, pancakes, crepes, pies and pastries!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Absulately GF haven. We tried the chees, ham and cheese, pizza, nutella and strawberries pancakes, and the Bûche de Noël they were all really tasty. Also they had a proper tea that is served in a pot 😄 Looking forward to visit them again when we are in the area.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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always stop at the happy tart when I come to Virginia to visit my daughter and her family. always order a pie or two to take up north to NJ to visit more family.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I love the Happy Tart. Everything I've had there has been excellent. It is my favorite brunch spot.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Honestly the best celiac friendly restaurant and Backery I've ever been to. I come here from DC at least once a week! Would love above the place if I could!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Highly recommend this dedicated bakery with indoor and outdoor seating. The staff was patient as my large family ordered. I Our family favorites include the chocolate chip cookie, cupcake pop, spinach puffed pastry, and pecan tart. Everything was fresh and delicious on a Sunday early afternoon. Overall, the best gluten free bakery.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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We love this place for meals, treats, birthday cakes, etc.!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great service. I ordered a carrot cake and it was the best I've tasted.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I am so grateful for this wonderful space! It is charming, everything is delicious, and it is so refreshing to go somewhere and not have to ask questions or special order. We are very fond of the savory crepes and the lentil and kale soup. We are also having our wedding cake and desserts made here, and the price surprised us - amazing value for beautiful work and delicious treats.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Everything is excellent. The gauge? You would never know that everything here is Gluten-Free.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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They run out of certain pastries quickly just fyi. I try to go early morning to pick out what I want like their Spinach Leek Turnovers and French Apple Tarts. You can call ahead to see if they ran out of a specific pastry. I don't recommend eating their fondant covered cookies because they could be old... I never ordered a crepe, but will do so in the future. I usually order desserts to go but never had any issues with customer service. Their desserts are delicious, personally I love (Tiramisu, Opera, Red Velvet Cupcakes, Spinach & Leek Turnover, Macaroons, Apple Pies, Apple Tarts, Cheesecake, Fruit Tarts) Their turnovers taste like are not gluten free, wish I knew their recipe. They use nuts in some of their pastries, so always ask. There are parking garages with free parking.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff here are great, and the food is very good. Ask about xanthan if you get gummy tummy. Avoid the sauces at the table.as they have vinegars that aren't really GF. Ask to make sure any salad dressings don't have while vinegar. I didn't ask about what brand of flours they use and if they are milled in a dedicated facility, so I can't 100% call this shop Celiac Friendly.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I typically don't bother writing poor reviews of places ,especially small businesses, but today's experience had me compelled to share my experience. After waiting in line (I was next) for a couple to complete their order with a few people assisting (searching for items missing etc), I was next in line to order what was in the display case (set out, looked available to order as I thought). I was waiting long enough that several people behind me left. The couple was done, the person assisting walked off and I continued to wait very patiently (even with a friendly smile). Another person came out and began to empty items in the display case and bring them in the back, eliminating one item I was going to order. When I ordered, I got a half shrug by both the person assisting as well as the owner that the item was going out for another order. Why was it displayed if it was promised to someone else? I was told it wasn't mine to order (but if someone has helped me obviously it would have been mine....). It wasn't even a genuine I am sorry, let us compensate you, or anything. Last year I even ordered my wedding cake from this bakery and I am a familiar face as I've been supporting this business for the past 4 years in Del Ray and Falls Church. To me, It feels they got too big too fast and have forgotten about the customers who have gotten them there. Next time offer something up like a discount, free item when you burn a customer. That is what good business owners do, especially in small communities like Falls Church City.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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