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Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe

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218 Main St, Smithfield, VA 23430-1374
+1 757-357-0045
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Suffolk, Virginia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never ordered anything at Smithfield Gourmet Bakery that wasn't great . My personal luncheon favorite is the chicken salad sandwich on their fresh home made tomato basil bread. They always have a delicious soup or two on the menu. I have often ordered bread pudding with rum sauce to go. It's the best and it's plenty for two people!... More 

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Thank Leslie H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another great restaurant downtown. Always fresh baked breads, cakes or other bakery items. Cafe style setting with a cuisine all their own. Every time we've eaten here it's been a plate of heaven, and that's even before dessert. Everyone is always so friendly and helpful.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Smithfield, Virginia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let's start with my favorite, dessert. If you like cakes, pies or pastries then you will love it here. They actually serve food too! The variety is great and the taste is wonderful. The only knock is seating is tough for large groups or at peak hours.

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Thank Snake P
Newport News, Virginia
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The selection of sweets are many and the taste of each is wonderful. French horns filled with crème, muffins to "die for" and fresh baked cookies are always available. You can stop in for lunch and complete your visit with one of the "Sweet Treats"....a must on Main Street in downtown Smithfield, VA

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1 Thank 589jen
080473, Owner at Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write the wonderful review ... We are so glad you came to see us and hope that you'll come back and enjoy more goodies .. Or breakfast or lunch or dinner !!! More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Stopped for lunch and had a salad; huge wonderful salad, not the typical lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber kind. It was definitely filling and the service was great. I also purchased some baked goods and loved the cream cheese puff and have yet to try the others. Will purchase bread the next time I stop in.

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1 Thank Anna L
080473, Owner at Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much!!!! We appreciate your kind words and glad that you enjoyed everything ... Please come back and see you soon !!!! More 

Jersey Shore, NJ
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We just grabbed a few things from the counter to take out. The German chocolate cupcake was to die for!

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1 Thank ayla13
Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

I ate breakfast here on a Saturday morning ... very busy but service was good. Fabulous toast from bread that was obviously made there at the bakery. Very thick slices and toasted perfectly. Great breakfast; Returned for lunch another day and had an outstanding turkey sandwich, on homemade focaccia, with avocado and an excellent sauce. Homecut fries. Really delicious!

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Thank Cathy S
080473, Owner at Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review !!!! We realize that everyone is busy and it's very special when someone takes the time to notice what we do .. We hope you'll come back and see you soon !!!! More 

Provo, Utah
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This was my first visit to this restaurant so I decided to play it safe with the bakery burger which was still more specialty than I expected. I was surprised to really like it! They had put ham salad (I'd never heard of it) on with cheese (which I don't usually eat) on a large, well-cooked burger. My mouth is... More 

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Thank McKenna S
080473, Owner at Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your visit and your burger !!! The restaurant is larger than it seems ..we can seat 65 downstairs and we can seat 40 upstairs.. That is not including the side patio or the front outside ... And I'm glad you did not consider us city restaurant .we make everything from scratch in the Restaurant ,... More 

Hampton, Virginia
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

I have something different each visit, always good, Hard time in finding someone to pay the check. Chicken salad very good.

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Thank stevieforsure
080473, Owner at Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, I wanted to let you know that we are very appreciative of your visits and glad that you enjoy our food .. Our customers are what keep us in business so we always want you happy . You said it was hard to find someone to pay the bill and I am so sorry for that and I'm trying... More 

Smithfield, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times. The food here is Southern American and casual with a little flair. Think Brunswick stew beside a gourmet salad, or a fried green tomato BLT. The baked goods and desserts are delicious. The service, however, is usually quite slow. Don't go here in a hurry. The owner clearly has a talent with food, but if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 Main St, Smithfield, VA 23430-1374
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: +1 757-357-0045

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