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    THE SWEET LOBBY

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    The Sweet Lobby

    404 8th St., SE (Eastern Market)

    Washington, DC

    (1) 202-544-2404 | www.sweetlobby.com

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    • CUISINE

      Boutique Pastries
    • HOURS

      Mon.-Thurs.: 10:00am-9:00pm; Fri.-Sat.: 10:00am-10:00pm; Sun.: Closed
    • BEST FOR

      Cupcakes; macarons
    • RESERVATIONS

      N/A
    • BAR

      No
    • YEAR OPENED

      2011
    • PRICE (CUPCAKE; MACARON)

      USD 2.75-4.00; USD 1.60
    • NOISE

      Medium
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Cupcakes; macarons
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      Tea; hot chocolate
    • # OF SEATS

      None
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      No
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      No
    • METRO

      Eastern Market

    VIBE

    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.

    CROWD

    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.”

    CLOSEST COMPS

    baked & wired (Washington, DC); CakeLove (Washington, DC); Hello Cupcake (Washington, DC); Georgetown Cupcake (Washington, DC)

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