About Us

We create a place of community for our residents and visitors.

Our Story

"Want to dine outside at a waterfront table? Right this way. Want a freshly made Turkey BLT and an espresso? You got it. Or, do you just want to grab some sushi, a bottle of wine and a delicious cupcake? Done.

The newest concept by native Alexandrian Jody Manor, The Waterfront Market & Café is actually several places. A 125-seat, quick-service café, serving up hearty soups, creative salads and sandwiches along with a few surprises, like sushi, flatbread, and weekend brunches. You can dine inside the cafe, outside on King Street, or riverside on the dock. There’s also a retail market offering groceries, fresh produce, baked goods, prepared foods, local craft beers and international wines. As the owner of bittersweet café and catering, Jody is a fixture in Old Town, recognized by residents, visitors and businesses as a strong promoter for all things Alexandria. Jody worked with community leaders, architects and inspired chefs to bring you The Waterfront Market & Cafe.

Whether you’re a long-time resident or visiting Old Town for the first time, looking for a gourmet meal or the fresh ingredients to whip up one of your own, come on down, meet Jody, linger awhile, or grab a bite and go. Either way, we’ll keep finding new ways to make sure you get what you want!"