The new Bilstad’s Beignets bakery and coffeeshop will start a soft opening next week. The big day is Wednesday, October 12.
The beignet shop is located at 20937 Ashburn Road in Suite 150. This is the first brick-and-mortar location for the local start-up after several years of doing pop-up beignet kiosks around Northern Virginia.
And the pop-ups will continue in front of the new store this weekend, on Friday and again on Sunday, with a limited menu before the opening next week.
As The Burn has reported, the new shop has a very simple menu of beignets — the fluffy pastry topped with powdered sugar — along with flavored sauces for dipping.
They also will have fresh brewed coffee. Some seasonal beignets will also be introduced in the coming weeks and months.
The opening next Wednesday is what’s known as a “soft opening.” Lots of businesses do this to give their staff a chance to get some experience and to make sure all their systems are working properly.
A grand opening or ribbon cutting or some other official opening often happens a few weeks later.
(Image at top: Bilstad’s Beignets)