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“Very nice little hole in the wall bakery” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mockingbird Cafe & Bakery

Mockingbird Cafe & Bakery
4 West Main Street, Suite 110, Christiansburg, VA
540-382-3432
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Kingsport, TN
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“Very nice little hole in the wall bakery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I stopped in here in mid-morning on a Sunday as I passed through Christiansburg travelling. It has the vibe of a quaint little French cafe, complete with cute staff and close proximity to the ovens. Had a breakfast biscuit and was impressed with freshness and definitely the value. Lots of different things there, apparently a daily variety as far as lunch and baked goods. Nice staff and a bit of an old-school indie vibe. I spoke with the owner and could tell she is very interested in the products and the business and ways to improve (it had just opened). It is for sure a smaller spot, best for a quick bite or a cup of coffee with a friend. I will return if I'm ever in the area.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pembroke, Virginia
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“Everything looked better than it tasted.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Everything was just "OK". If I had to put my finger on it, I think the owners are much more interested in the way the food looks than the way it tastes.

I agree with others that the food was fresh, but it is important for the owners to work on the recipes, especially sugar /butter ratios of baked goods and greasiness of the lunch food.

The bakery has potential.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Donna C, Owner at Mockingbird Cafe & Bakery, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
We are sorry you feel so negatively about the Mockingbird. It has quickly become a beloved location in Christiansburg for many and invite you to please introduce yourself and speak to any of the staff personally if you visit the bakery. Best regards! Donna Capozzi Speaks, owner/baker
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Roanoke, Virginia
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“Just an ok lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. The sandwich was pre made but still tasted good but would prefer it made fresh. Chips came with the sandwich as well. The cafe is quaint and comfortable. The person who waited on me was very friendly! The restaurant was nice and clean. Will stop in again sometime to try other things.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Christiansburg, Virginia, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Mockingbird a fresh-baked treasure in downtown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The sunny yellow awning, friendly atmosphere and bright, cheerful decor set the stage for a great cafe and bakery experience in Christiansburg. The food is fresh and delicious and the service is friendly -- what more could anyone want for breakfast, lunch, or a sweet treat? I highly recommend the Caprese on ciabatta as well as the chicken salad croissant, but everything is delicious!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christiansburg, Virginia
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“Great French Bakery in Downtown Christiansburg”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We've been watching for the grand opening of the Mockingbirg Cafe & Bakery for sometime now. New Year's Day, 2013 was the grand unveiling!

My wife and I dropped in around 9:30 for breakfast before running errands. The place was packed with well wishers from a 20 mile radius.

We had freshly made bagel schmears for our breakfast with coffee and tea. But we could have chosen muffins, croissants, sandwhichs, and a variety of breads - all freshly baked at the Mockiingbirg, even the bagels!

Because this was opening day, service was a little hectic as all the customers had to be greeted and served. The Mockingbird also sells fresh bakery products ranging from croissants, wedding cakes, macaroons, and real FRENCH BREAD.

We will definitely return. This is a real addition to downtown Christiansburg, just across the street from the old courthouse.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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