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Bittersweet Catering

) #114 of 604 Restaurants in Alexandria $$ - $$$ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
823 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3016
+1 703-549-2708
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“cupcakes” (35 reviews)
“sandwiches” (22 reviews)
“pesto panini” (3 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
823 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3016
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

We visited, and enjoyed, our meals and/or coffees at Bittersweet. We stopped in several times. They are right on the historic trolley route. They offer meals, a buffet, coffee, muffins, sandwiches. Lots of choices. All good!

Thank 2happySTS
Reviewed 30 July 2016

So very sad! The Bittersweet Cafe closed for good on July 28, 2016. Their Catering company and the bakery will continue. But I sure will miss their Thai Chicken Soup and Bittersweet Turkey BLTs!

Thank Truth19Tiger
Reviewed 4 July 2016

You can't find a better breakfast for the cost in historic Alexandria. The selection, freshness, and and tastiness is outstanding. Service was excellent and they care how well the food is presented on the plate, something you don't normally find except in upscale and trendy...More

Thank HappyFaceJack
Betty S, Manager at Bittersweet Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2016

Thank you for the great review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast, and we appreciate your business! We hope to have you back in again soon :)

Reviewed 18 June 2016

I have been a longtime customer of Bittersweet. The owner is a doll. I happened to be there on the patio when this young girl was sitting there with her legs on the table (really?) and he politely approached her and she was extremely rude...More

1  Thank GeorgiaPear16
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

The Bittersweet Café is perfect if you're looking for a home style breakfast . Their decoration and layout is laid back and nice . Overall it has a great ambience . It serves two types of breakfasts , a buffet and also a la carte....More

Thank Dorel R
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We were walking the length of King Street and stopped for morning cake and coffee here. If we hadn't arranged to meet someone else later we would have had lunch too because it looked so tempting. Great ambience - a happy place to take a...More

1  Thank EPD
Betty S, Manager at Bittersweet Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2016

Thank you for the great review! We're so happy to hear that you stopped in and enjoyed it. We hope to have you back in again soon!

Reviewed 24 March 2016

Im here right now and am waiting for my Ultimate Grilled Cheese sandwich. Just had a mini Red velvet cupcake. No. Do not waste your money on this. For $1.50, you get the tiniest cupcake in creation and it tastes exactly like cornbread. I kid...More

1  Thank michaele m
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Had very good breakfast in here, food very tasty, omelette & pesto panini was great, altho panini was kind of small. Fresh squeezed orange juice is here, the only place that i know of who actually have that. Recommended

1  Thank Egor_bond
Betty S, Manager at Bittersweet Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

Thank you for the great review! We are so happy to hear you loved the Pesto Panini, Omelette and Fresh OJ! We hope to have you back in again soon :)

Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Stopped in gor a refreshing lemonaid during an afternoon of shopping. The large size is $2. Good value.

Thank Foxtrot-BandB
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We arrived early for our reservation at Escape the Room and decided to stop by for a quick bite. Everyone enjoyed their breakfast and we ordered and ate within 30 minutes!

Thank nikab06
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Restaurant Details

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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery
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Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 823 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3016
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-549-2708
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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.
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