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Eileen's Bakery & Cafe

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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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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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118 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars 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 stars 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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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

They have a variety of ready made sandwiches and the selection changes frequently. They are made fresh every day and toward the end of the day, the selection dwindles a bit. Not to fear, they will custom make your sandwich to order, using their own bread and fresh fixins. When our children come to visit us, they frequently want to... More 

Thank loneeagle_15
hillsborough, north carolina, usa
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140 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We were traveling and wanted and early breakfast. I had the eggs Benedict and a croissant and it was excellent. They offer many different pastries and breakfast wraps. I am sure the lunch menu is great too. Very spacious and casual restaurant. Nice wait staff. Not far from I-95 so it is worth it to stop for a good meal... More 

Thank jfran
Reno, Nevada
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Eileen's is a great space...plenty of room for large parties or meetings, plenty of nooks for solo visitors and couples. The service was what you'd expect from a coffee shop, not expert and a little harried but friendly. The house made chai is what got them from two stars to three, but don't bother with the pastries. The apple tartlet... More 

Thank FeralHair
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

The fare here is simple but fresh and delicious soups, salads and sandwiches served cafeteria style. The puff pastry, muffins and croissants for the sandwiches are baked daily, as are the yummy desserts. Half orders and combos are available. Eileen's is housed in a picturesque 1833 Reform Baptist church which adds to the fun. If you're shopping downtown, it's a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
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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