Location, Hours, and Contact Information

Where is The Happy Tart located?

We now have two locations!

Del Ray Location
We are located at 2307A Mount Vernon Ave Alexandria VA 22301. Click here for a map.

Enter “2307 Mount Vernon Ave Alexandria VA 22301” into your GPS if you are navigating to us! Our shop cannot be seen from the street as we are down an alley off of Mount Vernon Ave, but we are directly across the street from the Dairy Godmother and Holy Cow. We are between Del Ray Avenue and Oxford Avenue. Give us a call at 571-290-0166 if you get lost!

Falls Church Location
We are located at 410 S Maple Avenue, Unit 110, Falls Church VA 22046. Click here for a map.

Does The Happy Tart have a dedicated parking lot?
Del Ray Location

We do not have a parking lot. Street parking is free on Mount Vernon Avenue for two hours. There is a public lot on Oxford Avenue with a limited number of parking spots available for free for two hours. Parking is free all day on the side streets off of Mount Vernon Avenue. On Saturday mornings there is a busy Farmer's Market near the bakery and parking can get extremely tight. Please do not hesitate to ask if you would like help carrying your purchases back to your car!

Falls Church Location
Yes!  There is covered retail parking available in the Pearson Square Building.  Looking for the purple parking banners at either end of the building.  There is also street parking available on the street in front of The Happy Tart.

Is there public transportation close to The Happy Tart?

Del Ray Location
We are a 1.1 mile walk from the Braddock Road Metro Station (Blue and Yellow lines.) The AT10 Dash Bus runs up and down Mount Vernon Ave from the Metro station past the bakery. There are also Capital Bikeshare stations at the Metro and at the corner of Mount Vernon Ave and Del Ray Avenue (a block away from the bakery.)

Falls Church Location
We are a 1.5 mile walk from the East Falls Church Metro Station (Silver and Orange lines.) The 2A Metro Bus has a stop 0.1 miles from the bakery.

When is The Happy Tart open for business?

Del Ray Location

Wednesday through Friday: 11am – 7pm 
Saturday: 9am – 7pm 
Sunday: 10am - 4pm 
Monday and Tuesday: Closed

Falls Church Location

Monday through Thursday: 7am - 8pm
Friday and Saturday: 7am - 9pm
Sunday: 8am - 6pm

How can I contact The Happy Tart?

Cake orders: 571-244-3662
Special orders: 571-244-3662
Del Ray Store: 571-290-0166
Falls Church Store: 571-395-8280

Email: info at happytartbakery.com
Submit the: Online Form

Ordering Information

Do I have to place an order or can I just come in and pick things out?

Come on by!! We have a full bakery store front with tartlets, petit fours, cupcakes, french macarons, and a variety of other breads and pastries available. We often have 6" stock layer cakes, give us a call to check availability.  As we make everything by hand and from scratch we do sometimes sell out of certain items. If you have your heart set on something, please give us a call to confirm availability or place an order in advance.

How can I place an order?

We take orders either by phone at 571-244-3662 (during business hours, please do not leave orders on voicemail), email at info @ happytartbakery.com, or, for some products, through our online store.

How far in advance should I place my order?

We need three full days to put together a custom cake and most other special orders. If you have a short notice order, call us, and we’ll try to get it done for you!

Can I place an order for pickup today?

We keep plenty of products available in our store daily and you are welcome to come in and pick something out, however we are not usually able to take same day custom orders. Please feel free to give us a call and check, we will try our best to help you out!

Is a deposit required when placing an order?

Yes, custom orders must be paid for in advance.

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept cash or credit cards.

Delivery and Shipping

Do you deliver?

We do offer delivery services pending availability. We generally deliver to the DC Metro area, including NOVA and MD. Delivery starts at $30 and specific charges depend on time and distance. Please contact us for a quote on delivery charges.

We have also partnered with Bite Squad - a restaurant delivery service!

Do you ship?

We regret that at this time we do not ship our products. We hope to be able to do so in the near future!


Please check out the About our Ingredients page to learn about the products we use in the bakery.

Flavors, Tastings, and Designs

What cake flavors & fillings do you have?

For flavor and filling information, please see our Custom Layer Cakes.

I have my own cake flavor in mind, do you do custom cake flavors?

We have extensively tested our cake recipes and are confident that they are delicious. At this time we are only able to offer the flavors and fillings listed on our menu.

How much are cake tastings, and what do they entail?

For cake tasting information, please see our Wedding & Special Events section.

I have designed a cake that I want. Can you make it?

Probably! Please contact us to discuss what you had in mind. Feel free to also send an email with photos to info at happytartbakery.com

Can you print picture cakes/cupcakes or cookies?

Yes!  We do have an edible printer.  Please email us at info@happytartbakery.com with the image you would like printed and we will get back to you with a quote.


How much do you charge for specialty, sculpted, or novelty cakes?

Prices vary depending on size and complexity of the design. For specialty, sculpted, or novelty cakes, please contact us for a price quote.

How much do you charge for wedding cakes?

For wedding cake information, please see our Wedding & Special Events section.

Storage and Serving Information

How do I store my product?

If the product was refrigerated when you purchased it (tartlets, petit fours, cupcakes, eclairs ect.) please store in the refrigerator. Most of these items also freeze well, please ask for advice! If the product was out on the counter when you purchased it (pastries, cookies, macarons, some tarts) they probably will do just fine wrapped well and unrefrigerated. Many of these items also freeze well!

How do I serve my product?

Most bakery items, excepting mousse cakes and other dairy heavy items, have the best taste and texture served at room temperature. You can remove them from the refrigerator before serving to allow them to warm up.

How do I defrost my bread?

As we do not use any preservatives in our breads we recommend that you store any bread you are not going to eat today in the freezer. It helps to slice the bread before freezing and then you can pull out the number of servings you need.  Frozen baguettes can be wrapped in foil and placed in the oven to heat through. Bread can also be left to defrost on the counter, then wrapped in foil to and heated through in the oven to refresh.


Do you offer gluten free cooking classes or birthday parties?

We do occasionally offer classes at our Falls Church location - check the website and facebook for class offerings.

Can the Happy Tart donate to my charity?

Please email your donation request to info at happytartbakery.com.

Do you wholesale your products?

Yes we do! Please email info at happytartbakery.com with information about what you are interested in.

Who took those awesome photos on your website?

Those awesome photos are by J. Poole Photography!



Our cakes are hand decorated may vary slightly from sample pictures depending on the personal technique of the Cake Decorator that customizes your cake. Decoration may also vary from the size and shape of your cake.

Dark colors of icing such as red, black, royal or navy blue, etc. may temporarily stain your mouth and could permanently stain clothes, carpeting and furniture.

We are a 100% gluten free facility. We are also a 100% peanut free facility. We do make a number of items which are dairy and or tree nut free. We do our best to segregate the dairy and tree nut free items, but we make and store all of our items in the same kitchen and therefore cannot guarantee a lack of tree nut or dairy cross contamination.

All menu, ingredient, pricing, and design information is subject to change at any time, please call to confirm.