With a staff as sweet and cheerful as the products they sell, Alexandria Cupcake is a great place to stop off for coffee and a tiny cakes. The shop is located in the heart of Old Town a shopping district full of boutiques and restaurants. You can walk from King Street metro station, though you will definitely need to refuel when you get there, it’s over a mile. I stopped with a friend recently and sampled their wares. The devils food cupcake with vanilla frosting was velvety smooth and not too sweet. And much to my delight the frosting was evenly spread over my entire cupcake, a personal pet peeve of mine. If you’re passing through Alexandria, VA put Alexandria Cupcake on your list of stops. You’ll thank me.