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Bittersweet Catering

$$ - $$$
Old Town
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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823 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3016
+1 703-549-2708
09:00 - 17:00
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Leominster, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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
Arlington, Virginia
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
Great Falls, Virginia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 locales. We ordered at the counter and they brought it to the table. It's a... More 

Thank HappyFaceJack
Betty S, Manager at Bittersweet Catering, responded to this review

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 :) More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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128 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
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 to him. Shame that people who consider themselves "food critics" can post any negative thing... More 

1 Thank GeorgiaPear16
Managua, Nicaragua
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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. We were a large group and tried both options . Everything was delicious , natural... More 

Thank Dorel R
Derby, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
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 break :-)

1 Thank EPD
Betty S, Manager at Bittersweet Catering, responded to this review

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! More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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 you not. It's like they added red dye to a cornbread muffin. Blech. The Ultimate... More 

1 Thank michaele m
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 review

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 :) More 

Gatlinburg, TN
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321 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 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

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?