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Bread & Chocolate

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5542 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington DC, DC 20015
202-966-7413
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent cupcake and European pastry selection

Excellent cupcake and European pastry selection at this Chevy Chase neighborhood bakery. For something unusual, try the passion fruit cupcake. Kosher raisin or plain challah is available daily.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Derek F
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent cupcake and European pastry selection at this Chevy Chase neighborhood bakery. For something unusual, try the passion fruit cupcake. Kosher raisin or plain challah is available daily.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Also has a very good take-out bakery...European-style bakd goods, very nice Napoleons, Danish pastry, rolls and bread. Birthday cakes made to order....

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Walking into this restaurant was a great visual experience. My daughter and I were looking forward to having our breakfast served after we read the menu. Unfortunately we were both disappointed with the food. We had the spinach quiche and the very berry pancakes, which neither one of us was able to finish because they were not worth it. However... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were hungry but did not want a big meal because we were having an early dinner. Perfect size portion. Turkey chili. Chicken parm flatbread. Mushroom tart. Panini mozzarella red pepper. Service could have been better and friendlier.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The service sucks. The food is mediocre. The waitress didn't even bring cream with the coffee then once she brought the coffee, she never came back. I had to go find one of the wait staff to get my check.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It's always good here and there are an array of choices, very good service, and a warm atmosphere. I came with my husband and son to celebrate first time voting at 18. It was nice.

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Chevy Chase, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

For 32 years, Bread & Chocolate has been a community institution on the northwest corner of Washington, a couple of blocks down Connecticut Avenue from Chevy Chase, MD. It is an amiable, popular café where neighbors, from parents with strollers to men and women with business to do, meet for breakfast, coffee and lunch. Late weekend mornings, when the tables... More 

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Prince George, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I tried this place for carryout dessert. Ordered the bread pudding and they heated it up for me to go. Very tasty. The cupcakes looked good. Expected to see more chocolate on display???

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Out of breakfast potatoes at 12:30 Sunday brunch? When there is a Safeway across the street and a Magruder's next door, one cannot be out of potatoes to serve one's guests. As to the food we did get: meh.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is the default coffee shop in Chevy Chase DC to hold small committee meetings, meet old friends or eat breakfast solo. Friendly service, decent food offerings (a special brunch menu on the weekends) and very respectable espresso and cappuccino.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5542 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington DC, DC 20015
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-966-7413

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?