We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Sweet Lobby

404 8th Street SE, Washington DC, DC 20003
+1 202-544-2404
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good22%
  • Average23%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cupcakes” (59 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
$$ - $$$
404 8th Street SE, Washington DC, DC 20003
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (71)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 70 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on 1 July late in the morning. At that hour, some listed items had already sold out. I had a chocolate cupcake with chopped hazelnuts on top. This was the moistest cupcake I've ever had from a bakery - superb. My friend...More

Thank GoGoGrana
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Georgetown gets all the hype, but this place has all the flavor. Moist cupcakes with complex flavors. We had the red dragon cupcake - it had fudge chunks, a subtle taste of orange and a kick of chili pepper. The caramel apple had plentiful apples...More

Thank egland95
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I am not sure that this place could be any smaller. You would think if they one on cupcake wars they might have put some of the prize money and prestige to a slightly larger, more easy to find location. Either way, the cupcakes and...More

Thank maineiak07
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I've been to this business many times before since I run residency programs and often purchase cupcakes for meetings from sweet lobby since that's about the only choice for cupcakes on capital Hill. Never been impressed with quality or the curt service. Today, 3/3, the...More

Thank Eric007Maryland
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I have to start by saying, I absolutely LOVE cupcakes. To the point where I will buy one of each flavor that I even slightly think I'll like without inquiring about the price. I visited this establishment in search of good cupcakes a few weeks...More

1  Thank Kaylensmom
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for cupcakes and tried a macaroon too. The macaroon wasn't fresh. The award winning spicy chocolate cupcake had one spicy bite. The rest was dry and stuck to the paper. Definitely wouldn't go again. Especially at the price.

Thank Khethiwe C
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The frosting was made with crisco- really? That slippery lip thing... ugh. I expected better. If I were only rating the Macaron I would have given it a 4.

Thank mjacobs
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

$13.95 FOR CRAPPY CUPCAKES!!!! I was not impressed, I guess anyone can get on cupcake wars.......I have had better from a box of Betty Crocker. What a waste of my time money and effort. Two stars might be too much.

Thank Jackson H
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The cupcakes and macarons here are great. We usually get the Boston Cream Pie and red velvet. It's a tad pricey, but not too bad.

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 18 August 2016

If you like cupcakes, if you like macarons, if you like them together, you're in the right place. This is a great spot for sweets. Not inexpensive and it's worth it! Best macarons in DC, period. They also have good hot chocolate. It's a small...More

Thank Merci365
Nearby Restaurants
Ted's Bulletin
886 reviews
.13 km away
Matchbox - Capitol Hill
286 reviews
.17 km away
Belga Cafe
424 reviews
.16 km away
78 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Eastern Market
412 reviews
.36 km away
Marine Barracks Washington, 8th and I
89 reviews
.39 km away
Lincoln Park
10 reviews
.69 km away
DC Metro Food Tours
189 reviews
.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Sweet Lobby staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 8th Street SE, Washington DC, DC 20003
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-544-2404
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing