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The Sweet Lobby
404 8th St., SE (Eastern Market)
(1) 202-544-2404 | www.sweetlobby.com
HOURSMon.-Thurs.: 10:00am-9:00pm; Fri.-Sat.: 10:00am-10:00pm; Sun.: Closed
BEST FORCupcakes; macarons
PRICE (CUPCAKE; MACARON)USD 2.75-4.00; USD 1.60
FAMOUS PLATESCupcakes; macarons
DRINKS AND WINETea; hot chocolate
# OF SEATSNone
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?No
Many claim that The Sweet Lobby bakes the best cupcakes in DC, hence the long lines on Saturday afternoons. Aside from the cupcakes, though, most of their offerings are a bit more delicate: madeleines, macarons in a variety of scrumptious flavors, shortbread, éclairs, etc. In fact, they carry everything needed to host a tea party, including the tea.
Tourists; Capitol Hill staffers; Food Network fans
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
A suit if we’re on a business break, or sandals and shorts if we’re coming from the Eastern Market. It’s takeout, so anything goes.
GO HERE WITH
A date - for dessert; kids; cupcake aficionados
WHY WE LIKE IT
The cupcakes are moist and not too sweet. Plus, the unique flavors for their cupcakes and macarons keep us coming back: salted caramel, red hot chili chocolate, vanilla violet, rose, spice curry mango, orange ginger, olive oil walnut pecorino…
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The shop is tiny, so we don’t see this happening, but a place to sit would be nice!
GOOD TO KNOW
Owners Winnette McIntosh Ambrose and Timothy McIntosh are a brother-sister team and winners of the Food Network show Cupcake Wars. Check their social media sites for daily flavors. Or, have a particular cupcake flavor in mind? Request it to be specially made from their “cupcake lab.”
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