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“Best breakfast and Sandwich shop in Old Towne” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bittersweet Cafe

Bittersweet Cafe
823 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
+1 703-549-2708
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Ranked #4 of 34 Bakeries in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakeries, Family Fare
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: Old Town
Description: A neighborhood favorite since 1983, Bittersweet Cafe is a lively gathering and eating place in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. The cafe offers a wide variety of artfully prepared and delicious foods, including a daily selection of homemade soups, freshly prepared salads, innovative sandwiches, a hot buffet and fresh salad bar, as well as many long-time client favorites like the Azteca cookie and our Big Drinks - Cran-lemonade & homemade Iced Tea.
Alexandria, Virginia
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“Best breakfast and Sandwich shop in Old Towne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We practically come here every weekend. The place has fantastic food, smiling employees and super ambiance. My favorites are "The George" and "Migas". They also have the best cupcakes and sweets around. You won't be disappointed with Bitersweet!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Chris and I live bittersweet! We love them so much that we had them cater our wedding! We had the lunch buffet today and they had some great new items.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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“Great breakfast treat for the whole family!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We always bring the kids here as a special treat for breakfast - healthy options for them and us! Great location for people watching, relaxing and wonderful food! The staff is always incredibly welcoming & helpful. One of our favorite spots!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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“Advised! better than Starbucks and Subway put together!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We were on a trip and we stumbled on this bakery, now I love bakeries but this was something else. If you know what Jean philipe is, this is as good as that!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

The Migas omelette is amazing! Definitely go in and try it! Best cupcakes in the area, hands down!! I come here every single time I'm in town.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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