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“Delicious!”

Bittersweet Catering
Ranked #137 of 763 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: Old Town
Description: A local favorite since 1983, Bittersweet has established itself as one of the premiere corporate and social caterers in the metropolitan area. We offer full-service catering as well as an in-house Bakery -- a local Old Town Alexandria tradition.
No. VA
Level 6 Contributor
563 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

We had the Jelly Cake at Bittersweet Cafe, and it was delicious! I understand they don't have it everyday, so we were lucky! They do have lots of tasty cakes, pastries, muffins and other delicious goodies. I think the "bitter" part comes from the fact that you can't try everything. I'd recommend it!

Visited April 2013
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
334 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Great Pastry”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Stopped in for coffee and pastry. I had an apple turnover and it was delicious. It was a good size, served warm and full of apples. The apples were soft to bite into and had a nice touch of cinnamon. Lovely place to stop for a snack walking down King Street.

Visited April 2013
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St. Paul, MN
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing Food & Treats”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Bittersweet was located close to our hotel. My husband and I split a Turkey Avacado BLT and a Carrot Cake cupcake. Both were absolutely amazing! We are still talking about the wonderful lunch we had here.

Visited April 2013
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Palmetto, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Freezer to table breads, muffins etc.”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

We didn't like anything about it. Food was terrible if you wanted fresh cooked eggs etc. they were served from a warming table and cooked in big batches. Don't waste your time.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Suzette B
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Betty S, Owner at Bittersweet Catering, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
We're so sorry you didn't enjoy your experience with us but appreciate your taking the time to let us know. We wish you had brought it to our attention while you were in our shop so that staff could have made things right for you. Regarding your comment about freezing our product, I have to respectfully disagree with you. With an on premise bakery and a very busy shop we don't freeze our product.
Again we are sorry you didn't enjoy your experience and hope you had a great time during the remainder of your time in Alexandria.
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Alexandria, VA
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“great choice for a quick breakfast”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

This little place provides probably the best quick weekday breakfast option in Old Town. service is quick and efficient (never seen a long line, even in peak hours), food is always excellent - including great coffee brews!

  • Visited April 2013
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