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Eileen's Bakery & Cafe

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1115 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3815
540-372-4030
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 6
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great place for a tasty sandwich, fresh salad and awsome dessert.

Not pretentious; located in an old church building downtown. Great food prepared with fresh ingredients, displayed and served from glass-enclosed cases. The desserts are eye-popping and seasonal. Fast and satisfying. Dine inside at tables for 2 to 8, or at a table in the courtyard under the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
lakeguy2015
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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Not pretentious; located in an old church building downtown. Great food prepared with fresh ingredients, displayed and served from glass-enclosed cases. The desserts are eye-popping and seasonal. Fast and satisfying. Dine inside at tables for 2 to 8, or at a table in the courtyard under the shade trees and surrounded by flowers. A great lunch spot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were walking around Fredericksburg and just happened upon this gem! We weren't hungry and it wasn't lunch time but the building itself with its " bakery" sign drew us in. What delicious pastries and breads! Friendly staff. Everything looked yummy. The Napoleon was wonderful, the Rosemary, garlic cheese bread was tasty and the cinnamon pull apart was melt in... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The food was AMAZING especially after running the historic half. I heard amazing reviews from past competitors and of course Trip advisor. I got the rasberry napoleon, chicken provenca sandwich, sweet lime tea, and cucumber tomato parmessan salad. The food was super light, tasty, and the staff was so nice. You can tell there's not many people in fredericksburg except... More 

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King George, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Eileens is perfect for meeting friends or family and is often filled with college professors or book club readers, students, church goers, and people out for a meal with their parents. They have a beautiful outdoor dining area in the back, and recently put in some benches in the front so those with pets can wait outside. The ordering line... More 

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virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I planned to arrive in Fredericksburg in time for a early lunch and then go to the lacrosse game at UMW. I found Eileen's on Trip Advisor and knew a self-service bakery lunch was perfect for us. We arrived about 11:30 and parked on the street. There were already people dining at tables in front of the church. We ordered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

What a cute place! If I return, I will definitely try a sandwich or something else there. The staff was prompt and efficient. The chocolate chip macaroon was absolutely delicious. My biggest regret is that I did not buy two. I didn't try anything else, but if their food is anything like the macaroons it must be delicious.

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Cross Junction, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I only know abouit the croissants - they are very good, and that is miles ahead of most croissants not only in Fred, but most of Virginia.

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Stafford, Virginia
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The best and most unique food in town. Sandwiches made on fresh bread. Salads with delicious flavored. Soup to die for. Beer or craft soda. All served in an old church. The only place to get lunch in Fredricksburg. Go, you will be surprised and delighted.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Stopped in Eileen's for lunch on the way home from the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. It is in Old Town Petersburg in an old church. It is adorable-it's been redone and is homey and charming with nice local art (I'm assuming). I had a monte cristo sandwich toasted on a sugary brioche bun. It was delicious. Just the... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The bakery is in an old church. Very different venue. They have a lovely courtyard if the weather is nice. Everything is prepared in a case. You browse and pick out your sandwich or salad. I felt prices were a little high. I had a Cuban sandwich and a diet soda. I think my bill was about $14. Thought that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1115 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3815
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: 540-372-4030

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Bakeries
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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