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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we enjoyed the beautiful garden setting and the food was great. We love farm to table places and supporting local farms.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022 via mobile

We have become regular diners here on our travels to and from Pittsburgh. Everything is so delicious and fresh. Employees are friendly and attentive. Recommend are the Cuban and BLT. Also try the peach tea.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 13, 2022

This review is for the Bittersweet location inside of Ohiopyle, behind the fire hall. We ordered a frozen mocha, a strawberry lemonade, and a side of mac & cheese. Total was $21 and change. Drinks and food were great. However.....I, and everyone else waiting, nearly...left because I was never acknowledged after walking in and standing behind two customers that hadn't ordered yet. I had no idea who had been waited on, etc. Shortly thereafter, three more people came in behind me. They all eventually left because, again, we were all standing there with nobody acknowledging anyone whatsoever. No "we'll be right with you", or anything. This place is tiny. Like 50 sq. ft. The lady taking the orders, and the man making the food, literally did not speak to anyone waiting. It took about 20 minutes to order, and we waited about 5-10 minutes for the two drinks and pre-made side of mac and cheese. Definitely will not be back. Probably one of the most confusing things ever when ordering food anywhere. My advice to Bittersweet: If you're backed up, or have any reason for a holdup, simply tell the customers who are waiting. You can't have 5 people standing in line and completely ignore their presence.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 31, 2022

farm to table , great stuff. We have always stopped here for a lunch or breakfast for as long as it has been open. Everyone should try them

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 24, 2022

After a long stormy drive, we arrived at the Bittersweet Cafe in Farmington, PA near the Fallingwater Frank Lloyd Wright House. The staff was friendly, the cafe was charming with indoor and outdoor seating and the food was delicious. I had 'The Bird' and my...husband had a burger. The bathrooms were clean too. :)More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 16, 2022

One of my favorite places to stop on our way to the Falls! The food is amazing, the staff is impeccable in todays world it hard to find wonderful people such as the young man Patrick, treasure that one! I encourage anyone who stops by...to ask for his service. Thank you for the great lunch today!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 13, 2022

On way to Fort Necessity we wanted something quick and found this wonderful place just minutes away. Great décor, excellent menu, all very fresh food and terrific preparation. Too cold to eat outside but I can see that would be fun.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 30, 2022

After being unable to find an open, locally owned (not a chain) coffee shop in Uniontown on a Saturday morning, we ventured to Farmington to find this EXCEPTIONAL gem. The coffee was excellent. Best cheesecake I have ever eaten. Great atmosphere with Christian music playing...and a very special "pay it forward" line where guests can help soften the day of others who may be struggling.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 28, 2022

We were so glad we stopped at the Bittersweet Cafe! It was a highlight of our vacation to the area. We loved the people, the service, the atmosphere and most importantly the food! The consistency and quality of the food is top notch. We had...lunch one day and breakfast the next and both were amazing. The ingredients were fresh and local and we had the best grilled cheese sandwich ever. If you're in the area go out of your way to make a stop :)More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 27, 2022

A few weeks ago, we had brunch at this beautiful cafe. You have to order and pay first and then you find a table to sit. It was not busy at all when we visited (close to noon time) but it became very busy in...the next hour or so. My cappuccino was very good. We ordered a simple grilled cheese sandwich (without bacon or tomato) pressed into a panini that tasted great. I also tried the grilled cuban sandwich that included roast pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickles and mustard pressed on sourdough bread; it was fantastic! There was no home lemonade. We also did not try any of the salads or the desserts, so I cannot comment on them. The service was fairly efficient but the staff did not seem very interested in explaining everything and providing options and alternatives. The prices were reasonable. We would definitely return.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed March 22, 2022

Chicken salad sandwich, grilled cuban, cookies, chocolate and strawberry cupcakes and, to top it off, raspberry chocolate torte with freshly made whipped cream and raspberry sauce. Where do I start? We brought the cupcakes back home to Philly and several people asked where we had...gotten them. Just a wee 4h 30m ride away. And worth it!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 19, 2022

This is a beautiful cafe. It is a total treat to stop into while traveling in the area. It is warm and well decorated. We enjoyed the grilled cheese with bacon and tomato very much. It is pressed into a perfect panini on sourdough bread....The chicken salad was good but VERY heavy on mayo so important to like it prepared that way. The side salad was tasty with various homemade dressings available. The Bittersweet Ranch has a clear flavor of dill which was a nice variation on a classic. All of the food is fresh and in season. Love the strong support for sourcing ingredients from local farms. We tried a few desserts including the cheesecake but the sandwiches are where the cafe shines. Fun music plays in the background. The cafe has a lovely commitment to the community with the opportunity to buy a "coupon" to donate money (with specific designations) for someone traveling through in need or to accept a coupon of donation if needed. The service is very efficient albeit not particularly friendly although cafe was not busy during our visit. Ample parking. Would return.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed November 23, 2021

I had the salmon sandwich, hubby had smoked salmon. I had a pumpkin spice latte, he had a maple coffee. Shared carrot cake. Everything was well prepared and delicious.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 25, 2021 via mobile

If you are in the Laurel Highlands near Ohiopyle and Farmington PA you MUST visit Bittersweet Cafe. This place offers very original creations as breakfast and lunch fare. We were overwhelmed by the beautiful setting and the tasty, simple offerings. I had the pulled pork...grilled cheese. I asked for the jalapeno aioli on the side. It came perfectly toasted with melted cheddar . Wow, the sourdough was excellent. I added the mac and cheese which was also outstanding with gooey melted white cheddar. My wife had the grilled cheese and added bacon and tomato. It was exceptionally prepared and flavorful. The orange pomegranate tea was the best unsweetened tea I have experienced. Super place you won't want to miss. Plus, the staff was outstanding.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 15, 2021 via mobile

We were staying at Nemacolin and had breakfast and lunch here on consecutive days. Adorable setting with outdoor and indoor dining in a lovely rustic garden setting. Excellent Expresso drinks, breakfast sandwich and hamburger. The star was the amazing waffle with strawberries which I’m still...thinking about. Pass on the unmemorable avocado toast which was nothing special.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Hello Marmal -- I agree with Joie D. When my husband and I ate there, we were deeply impressed with the service. The owner is old-school in that she wants her customers to have a great experience. If you asked them(even if... More
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Bittersweet Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5