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“Dessert heaven”
Review of Shyndigz

Shyndigz
Ranked #3 of 42 Dessert in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$8
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Midlothian, Virginia
Level Contributor
154 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Dessert heaven”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Have visited this dessert cafe twice in the last month. The first time was in the late afternoon. The new location is larger with a nice outdoor space. On this day there were only a few customers present. My friend and I ordered the chocolate chip cookie pie with ice cream and the apple crisp with ice cream. The chocolate chip cookie was a bit hard around the edges. We won't order that again but the apple crisp was delicious. The second visit was with two other couples on a Thursday night. We had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. We went to the bar where the bartender allowed us to taste the flavor beer before we ordered a glass. Once seated we all ordered different desserts to share. The portions are very large. We ordered the peanut butter pie, the fruited cake, the kitchen sink and the chocolate salted caramel cake. By far our favorite dessert was the fruited cake. Delicious and beautiful to look at with the variety of colors from the layers of fruit. Staff was friendly and didn't rush us. Noise level average.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Rockville, Maryland
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Unimpressed by entire experience.”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Stopped in late after a VCU game. Read great reviews, but place fell short in every way. One of those places that has limited daily supply of menu items, or in simpler terms, they run out of food. Not a fan of places that dictate when I should come. If you have menu items, they should be readily available. Also, we were coming from MD, so we were planning to dine in. We went to front reception, and asked for our order (only had two options, neither our first choice) and sat down, with no guidance. We were then brought to-go items in a bag. Apparently we were leaving. Had to request forks/napkins. May have looked beyond everything if the cakes were special. They weren't. Not ad, but certainly nothing to seek out. Overall, won't return or recommend. Apparently it's moving to Carytown, so it can be unimpressive in a more crowded hipster locale.

  • Visited February 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious desserts”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

The desserts here are wonderful and the coffee is great. The space is small and gets pretty crowded on the weekend. The portions are huge, so plan on sharing or taking a lot home.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Leona L
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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197 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Worth the experience”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

I went to Shyndigz for the first time this past weekend after hearing about it from numerous people. Because we went over Valentine's Day weekend, a lot of the cakes were centered around chocolate. Unfortunately a few of the flavors were sold out by the time we got there from their regular menu, so I had the chocolate strawberry cake. Out came a huge slice (easily 2 servings) that was very rich and moist. It was an overall good cake, but you have to be a fan of rich desserts. I want to go back and try some of their other, less decadent cakes. It would be a fun place to go with a group of friends one night for dessert. Just be ready for a bit of a wait to get a table if you choose to dine in because it is a small place and very popular.

  • Visited February 2014
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Cake the size of your head”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

The café is quite small, so be prepared to take out or wait for a table. While $7+ for a slice of cake may sound high, it's actually a bargain given the size of the slice. We shared two pieces between four and still had plenty for leftovers. The cakes were moist and the frostings were excellently balanced. The ambience is excellent.

Visited February 2014
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