Cafe Overview

Bittersweet Cafe offers a selection of homemade soups, freshly prepared salads and innovative sandwiches.

Grab a quick breakfast or sit down and enjoy one of our daily hot entree specials. You will find a festive atmosphere, a variety of heavenly sweets and our famous Cranlemonade at this Old Town gathering place.

Bittersweet Cafe is located in Old Town Alexandria at 823 King Street. It is within walking distance from the King Street metro and there is ample on-street parking. We have free Wifi available for our guests.

A Washingtonian Top 50 Gourmet To-Go Restaurant.

What People Are Saying

  • "LOVE! We go to Bittersweet at least one a week. My dogs love their pup-cakes, and they make my favorite sugar cookie. I think I've tried just about everything there and have never been disappointed. They also started doing a Mexico inspired cuisine which is equally awesome. The Field Green with Melon salad (add the chicken!) is always a great choice. We haven't made it to the happy hour yet but it sounds fun!"

    Melanie B.

  • "Our company uses Bittersweet for almost all of our meetings and events and have always had outstanding service and great food."

    Elaina

  • "We have used Bittersweet before and have always had a wonderful experience. This time we ordered sort of last minute (I called the day before) but you came through, as always, with a beautiful presentation and we really appreciate it."

    Faith

  • "Bittersweet writes the book on being a fantastic local business! The restaurant has a cozy old town feel, the food selection is fresh and extensive. Love the greeting just inside the door by the lovely woman who points out the menus, food bar and where to place an order. The music is always retro cool. I try to stop in at least once a week for lunch!"

    Casandra W.

  • "I tasted your food at another shower & was impressed with the flavor & quality. Word of mouth is the best advertisement so I will be spreading the word how good your catering service was for my party."

    Karlyn

  • Guests loved the food. I loved the convenience. Would do this again in a heartbeat.

    Janet

  • "From start to finish, you guys could not make it easier. I especially loved receiving the email confirmation."

    Angie

  • "I can always count on you to deliver good food on time. I anticipate using Bittersweet many times in the future."

    Latricia

    Alexandria Research Institute
  • "We were delighted with the service and food. Our clients are not easily impressed and two asked for the name of the caterer for future functions, always a compliment!"

    Sara

    Cerami
  • "The food was exceptionally delectable. I have received numerous laudatory comments about your tasteful dishes."

    Nancy

    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • "I was familiar with Bittersweet through previous orders my office had placed as well as passing the bakery on King Street. I am super impressed with not only the quality of the food we ordered but also the friendliness and professionalism of your staff. I will definitely use Bittersweet in the future!"

    Rachael

  • "Other people within my company had used bittersweet for catering in the past. Ordering from you was one of the best decision made. I was able to stay within budget without having to sacrifice quality."

    Queen