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Eileen's Bakery & Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1115 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3815
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Stafford, Virginia
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258 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Remains the go to place in Fredericksburg. Charming, great food, friendly people. And don't forget to take some pastries home with you.

Thank rocknryry
Middletown, Rhode Island
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love this restaurant! The food is delicious and homemade. Everything tastes fresh. The desserts are amazing! Selection is limited as they make everything fresh daily so if you want a large assortment to choose from go early. Large area for seating. Wonderful place to stop in for a drink and snack after going to the library next door.... More 

Thank winter682
Fredericksburg, va
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We have visited many time, and absolutely everything that we have tried is delicious. Their baked goods are light and delicious. Their cakes are excellent and the Thai chicken salad on a croissant is a must try.

Thank Angela B
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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174 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

The earlier you get here, the better the food selection, street parking, and service. We arrived at 11:30am for brunch on a Sunday. Only 3-4 entree items were available and the AC and/or fans were not working well with the outside heat. The staff was responsive but took a while to get our items together from the display cases. We... More 

Thank Zephyr_Zeitgeber
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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123 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

What a quaint little spot. .. a restored church with a bakery inside. I've been past here a hundred times and never noticed it. Right beside the library The baked goods are so fresh and pure tasting... not like the over processed foods you taste at other places... kind of reminds me of the taste of foods from the Amish... More 

Thank Corwin_Hyman_Sr
Remington, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

This little bakery is a converted church, which makes it very cute, but the acoustics in the place are awful and they can't keep the place cool. They do have outside seating, but no regulations about smoking so if people are smoking outside, you will be inhaling their smoke. The food is ok, but terribly over priced. In addition, the... More 

Thank mareboss
Raleigh, North Carolina
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

While visiting family stopped in here for a quick bite. What a wonderful surprise. The food was fun and interesting. The combinations while something I would usually never try I am glad I did. The desserts were to die for. Will be back.

Thank McElspeth
Reston, Virginia
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We loved this sandwich shop established in an old church at the edge of the central district. High ceilings inside and a garden patio outside. Coffee was strong too, which I appreciated to help power my afternoon. You will like this for fast and friendly service with great soup, salad and as which options.

Thank rlstites
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

This is like a unique deli counter. Order what you see behind the glass case, and they put it on a plate (heating up if need be). They also have lovely baked goods and espresso drinks. It's a good meet-up and chat for lunch type place. There is also out-back patio seating.

Thank Stacey F
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

Eileen's is very different - pick you choices, settle your bill, & then pick up your food & good to go. Location is very charming & outside seating in good weather is very nice way to enjoy. Soups, salads, desserts, sandwiches - all very good quality & price. Comfortable when even lunching alone!!!

Thank cemurmer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $10
American, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1115 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3815
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: 15403724030
We offer a variety of specialty breakfast sandwiches, pastries, lunch sandwiches, salads, soups, Moonlight Dinners*. Fresh breads baked daily. Our Espresso Bar is now open. Craft Beer and wine is also available! Call us today to order your next cake including birthdays, weddings, baby showers and specialty cakes. We offer catering both on premise and off-premise so call us today to book your next wedding, rehearsal dinner, reception, birthday party, bridal shower, baby shower or business meeting! *Dinners are available as a quick option for you to take home and reheat to serve your family.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?