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Red Velvet Cupcakery

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Downtown / Chinatown
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505 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1601
+1 202-347-7895
08:00 - 23:00
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Richmond, Texas
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its a small pastry shop with beautiful cupcakes of all sorts. The summertime cupcake was my favorite. They do taste homemade. I didn't particularly like the one with the macadamia nuts but it was fresh and bit too sweet. The cupcakes cost at least $3.85 per cupcake. They are very fresh and a bit small for the price.

Thank beehughes
DuBois, Pennsylvania
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193 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are hungry for something sweet, you MUST visit the Red Velvet Cupcakery. The cupcake is absolutely delicious, but OHHHHHH....that icing! They have many, many flavors to choose from, but you cannot go wrong with the lemon with vanilla/coconut icing or the vanilla with vanilla bean icing. Incredibly decadent and more than worth every single calorie!

Thank pam15801
Bacolod, Philippines
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was excited to try their cupcakes but was disappointed. I don't understand why they have certificate of excellence if their cupcakes are not that good. The cake was dry and crumbly. The cupcake should always be moist and soft.

Thank OloapNitsuj
Frederick, Maryland
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a caramel cupcake. It was flavorless. The cake was dry. Brought the problems to the attention of the cashier. We were blown off.

Thank winefoodtraveldotcom
Bishopville, Maryland
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145 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for dessert after having dinner at nearby restaurant on a Monday evening around 6:30pm. The special flavor I wanted was out so opted for vanilla velvet with choc frosting. Cupcake was dense almost like bread pudding, frosting was buttercream - nice texture and not too sweet. Would prefer if cupcake itself wasn't so dense and thought $4.40 for... More 

Thank Seasidesewing
Palm Beach Gardens
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We simply cannot believe how good these are. Moist and perfect. The owner needs to franchise. Don't change a thing in your recipes.

Thank JenniferLachmund
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

It was my birthday so I treated myself. I had already become a fan through their signature "Summertime" cupcake, which is lemon cake with coconut topping. They have a cupcake of the week which happened to be my lucky day: lime cake with a swiss white chocolate icing. Dear God...say what?! I wanted to slap the baker!!!

Thank Nikki C
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We passed this shop a few times on our travels and it always seemed empty. We decided to give it a go as Trip Advisor had good reviews and it ranked quite highly. The cakes were good, expensive at $3.50 each, but the buttercream was really good. So smooth and sweet but not too sweet! The young boy inside was... More 

Thank Hannah A
Singapore, Singapore
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98 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Pretty decent cupcakes they have. I've tried the Southern Belle and Summertime. Worth a try but a bit too pricy.

Thank TOH_TB
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Didn't live up to the hype on the website or on this site. It was a basic cupcake. I could have made it at home. No room inside to stay and eat it.

Thank Bonnie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1601
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-347-7895

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?