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Artisans Bakery and Cafe

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711 Washington St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3511
+1 757-396-6313
07:30 - 15:00
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Virginia Beach
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We had a reservation tab another restaurant but they put us on the wrong date and they couldn't seat us. They recommended this place and called no ahead for us, It is a very nice Victorian house in Old Town, charming atmosphere. The menu was limited, but enough choices for our group. Everything we got was delicious, starting with a... More 

1 Thank Barry P
Suffolk, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2016

There's good news and bad news: The good news is that the food is delicious. Enjoyed the glazed salmon that was cooked to perfection, served with tender collards, Carolina Gold risotto, and beets. Would gladly order it again. But...I was unpleasantly surprised at the obviously stale sourdough bread and a glass of Pinot Gris that was not chilled, especially in... More 

Thank Gloria W
Mount Clemens, Michigan
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

The atmosphere, the homemade German food and the beer make for a genuine German dining experience. The homemade Rouladen and sauerkraut was great!

Thank DanielDetroit
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Friendly delightful staff, beautifully restored building, inviting atmosphere, fantastic affirdable interesting food, and delicious desserts. There is nothing here to not love or not be satisfied with! Wonderful place, can't recommend it highly enough. So enjoyable it should be illegal.

Thank adamtwofive
Portsmouth, Virginia
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2014 via mobile

Been here twice and both times been disappointed in selection on its overly priced items that don't live up to what you would expect to get. Place is dirty and after two visits I will NEVER go back or recommend.

Thank michaelmcfadden
Chesapeake, Virginia
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145 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

This was my second visit to Artisans. It is located in Olde Towne Portsmouth in one of the restored homes on Washington Street. It is lovely. Orders are taken at the counter, with seating on the porch, front room and an area in the back past the kitchen. In addition to light fare and baked goods, they also offer a... More 

Thank Timeshare V
Norfolk, Virginia
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2014

The breads are awesome. The desserts are classics and prepared just right. Daily sandwich specials and soup of the day insure that I will be back soon.

Thank FFL0312
Raleigh, USA
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66 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014

I bought two items from those bakery and they were of good quality. However, I saw the employee moving around the pastries on a tray with his bare hands -- the same ones used to do other things like take money -- and I did not appreciate that. I may go back and try the bread but I will be... More 

2 Thank neilmj
Chesapeake, Virginia
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Stumbled on this little gem after reading a book about an artisan bread maker who owned a bakery. The book (Stones for Bread by Christa Parrish) made me curious, so I Googled "artisan bread near Virginia Beach" and found this place. Delicious lunch with my friend. I took home an amazing loaf of multi- grain bread that won't last long,... More 

Thank GAgirls2
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

I love this place. Great breads and pastries. The macaroons are to die for. I go there about once a week and will keep going back.

Thank Jim A

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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch
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Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 Washington St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3511
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 757-396-6313

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?