Amphora Bakery was originally created to provide freshly baked bread, cakes, and pastries for Amphora Restaurant in Vienna. Between 1977 and 1988, the bakery was located within the restaurant. Soon the demand for Amphora’s bakery products was so great, that the Bilidas and Cholakis families, decided in 1988 to expand the bakery to a separate retail store, located in Vienna, adjacent to the Amphora Restaurant.
By 2003 it became apparent that a larger bakery was necessary to satisfy the ever increasing demand for Amphora s baked goods. The search began for a unique space to house not only the needed larger production and baking facility but also a retail café. That search ended with a warehouse space located in Herndon that has now been transformed into a luxurious bakery and café with a state of the art kitchen visible from both the main retail floor but also a 900 foot mezzanine. Not only does the new bakery provide fascinating viewing perspectives over pastry team artistic endeavors, but also additional space within which birthday parties, tours and workshops are hosted. From our modest beginnings, the bakery today has grown to employ over 20 pastry chefs, decorators and artisan bread bakers. Amphora specializes in spectacular European style creations including cakes, pastries, and Danish and artisan breads, with an emphasis on traditional baking and decorating techniques. The bakery’s collection now includes not only delicious cakes and pastries, but special occasion cakes including weddings, anniversaries, bridal and baby showers, holidays, adult and children’s parties, religious occasions and graduations that are works of art. Visit our bakery’s today to get a taste of old world baking with new world tastes!