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“Wonderful Independent Coffee/Sandwich Shop”
Review of Sweet Diablo

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Sweet Diablo
Ranked #1,395 of 3,215 Restaurants in Washington DC
Cuisines: European, Portuguese
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Olney, Maryland
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525 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Wonderful Independent Coffee/Sandwich Shop”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

This review is going to be prejudiced because I'm finishing the last bites of a wonderful, delicious breakfast sandwich called a Funchal, a croissant with egg whites, sauteed onions and a tangy chorizo spread. I first ventured into this Portuguese-flavored spot because I love Illy coffee, and independent shops. This place, with its engaging proprietor, perfectly-made (not bitter) coffee, creative fare, and Portuguese music and books, transports me for a few wonderful minutes to a cafe in Europe. So glad to find this oasis in the middle of office buildings, parking garages, and corporate coffee shops.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Washington, DC
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A yummy surprise in the middle of offices and fast food -- really different”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

This tiny little sandwich and dessert shop has a really warm and friendly atmosphere and yummy food. The service was excellent, too. If you order tea they bring it in a full size porcelain tea pot! I loved my sandwich, although sadly I cannot remember which one I ordered. They are all in named in Portuguese -- very tasty and individually made. There are some specialty drinks -- sodas in special flavors by the bottle, etc. Save room for dessert, or use this a stop over when you are site seeing and get a tasty piece of flourless chocolate cake or eggless cheese cake. Or maybe have a nice espresso! They serve that, too. The only bad thing about this place is that it is teeny tiny - only three tables and some seats along the counter/bar. But don't let that stop you from trying to get a seat and enjoy this lovely place. Price -- my sandwich was about $7... cake and desserts vary in price. Very clean, very bright and sunny, very nice staff. I will go back soon!

  • Visited February 2013
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