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“Don't Waste Your Time” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe

Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe
Ranked #5 of 35 Restaurants in Smithfield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Smithfield, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't Waste Your Time”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

Many people in Smithfield will tell you this is the place to go. It's more like there aren't too many restaurants in Smithfield and this is one of the lesser of several evils. Some of their food is okay but service ranges from average to terrible. Our waitress brought me the wrong order and instead of acknowledging the mistake, attempted to argue with me that that was what I ordered. Though known for their baked good, the meals are better than most of the deserts.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Chesapeake, Virginia
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103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Skip the She Crab soup”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

I went on a Wednesday just for the she crab soup and it was a great disappointment. Usually the food is very good but a bit pricey. The desserts are usually fabulous too but I got a blueberry lemon "cupcake" which turned out to be a blueberry muffin with lemon icing on it. Very unhappy this visit. The she crab soup is much better at Smithfield Station.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dputland
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Yorktown, Virginia
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

The breads are handmade... The cakes...cupcakes are too. ... The sandwiches are so fresh! We were there with family and we go again very soon.

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Thank Angee T
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080473, Owner at Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe, responded to this review, 10 March 2014
Thank you so much for visiting us..!! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and service .We hope that you will visit us again soon!!
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Smithfield, Virginia
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487 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

This is a nice place to eat while strolling along Main Street and shopping the antique and gift stores. Salads, pastries, cakes, sandwiches great. two sections inside to sit with art work on walls and outside seating under canvas canopy or on side. Good service.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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080473, Owner at Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words . We are very happy you enjoyed our café and bakery!! It is always great to hear that someone is enjoying their food and service .we hope that you will come back for more goodies and good food.. And we always want to know if there are things that we can improve so we really appreciate your opinion of us ..thank you so much and have a great day!!!!
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Norfolk, Virginia
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250 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Small town gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

The Smithfield Gourmet Bakery is one of those overlooked places that deserves more attention than it receives from out of town visitors. Quaint and unique, the menu is both adventurous as well as eclectic. Great food, but it's small size means that they can become overwhelmed, especially if a large "to go"order comes in. Despite this, the service was quite good and the food excellent. Highly recommend a visit.

Visited February 2014
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080473, Owner at Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe, responded to this review, 10 March 2014
Thank you so much for visiting us..!! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and service .We hope that you will visit us again soon!!
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