Different from my usual trips to Shilla Bakery, I recently discovered a new spot right next to it called Dolce & You.
When I entered the cafe the atmosphere felt very classy. I was loving the artwork that they have on the walls. I would categorize Dolce as cafe/food outlet? because while they are a cafe that serves beverage and dessert treats, they also specialize in CURRY and PASTA.
When I asked for reccomendations the korean worker there told me that their pasta is actually a different kind of pasta than what we Americans usually indulge in. He told me that the pasta at Dolce is actually made in a way that is fushioned up in a Korean method. When my white, seafood pasta came out (i forget what it is called there..i think it was seafood pasta?) maybe it was my imagination but the dish IS italian food yet it looked very CUTE and asian to me. As for the taste...the dish was definetely a delight... The taste of the sauce was perfectly blended in with the noodles. My friend got the vegetable curry...which I didn't get to taste but looked pretty good, it looked different from the usual indian curries I've tasted.
We got coffee which comes with your meal if you order the combo. The coffee came out with cute little pieces of asian mini-cakes.
Me and My friend also ordered a seperate dessert called "Dolce Bingsoo"...which was HUGE and too much for the both of us. "Bing Soo" is a korean dessert consisting of shaved ice, sweet beans(?), fruit, and ice cream. I DEFINETELY reccomend this dish, I literally felt guilty eating it because the treat itself is such a delight to look at.
I definetely give this establishment a thumbs up :) I will be visiting this cafe often whenever I'm in Virginia. It's classy yet when I entered the place it was very casual and comfortable. My reccomended dishes are the bingsoo's and pasta (which are actually the only selections I've tried there so far).