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631 S Elm St, Suite A, Greensboro, NC 27406-1327
11:00 - 19:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fremont, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I love that this place is all about pound cakes (espresso drinks are also there in case you need to balance out the sweetness). The cake is fluffy and light, and the bottom is perfectly crispy. I tried the vanilla pound cake, but I was seriously tempted by the amazing array of other cakes on display--banana pudding pound cake, cherry... More 

Thank PiccoloCat
Greensboro, North Carolina
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Love the variety of flavors. Have never been disappointed. A little pricey at >$4.50/slice but worth the occasional splurge.

Thank Stacy J
Charlotte, North Carolina
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144 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

we are from charlotte and my wife loves this place...Anytime we are in the area we stop by. Really great pound cake...However today we go in and there is a actual CHURCH service with praying and a preacher trying to sale her books. Not the place to have a church service. VERY VERY AWKWARD and strange... We would of course... More 

Thank Lovetogrill
Mebane, North Carolina
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

There are two locations of tje sweet shop, one on Elm St. The other in Friendly center. I am not pleased wirh the location on Elm St. They have very few cakes out and many times I've had to wait for more to get done for more of a variety to choose from. Today my wife and I drove to... More 

Thank Vaughan9
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2016

After visiting the International Civil Rights Museum and eating lunch we were ready for dessert. All of us wanted pound cake and down the street from the museum we found you! The choices and the taste was marvelous! Everyone enjoyed the pound cake. My sister lives in RDU area and said it would be worth the almost two hour drive... More 

Thank Doris D
Suffolk, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I had a chance to visit The Sweet Shop after participating in a marathon. The selection was awesome, the shop was so quaint and more importantly the cake was awesome! I bought 3 different flavors to travel back to Virginia with, banana pudding (which was recommended to me), pineapple/orange and sweet potato...I loved all 3! No I didn't eat all... More 

Thank sojokeithswife
Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

On a Ten Scale the Pound Cake comes in at a Seven. While the cake is serviceable it is a little bit lacking in flavor and density, and, much too dry to be a Ten. And it's $48.00. We all know what goes into making a Pound Cake and there is not that much love and labor involved. Homemade or... More 

Thank The_Fulness
Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

If you're a lover of all things sweet, you certainly want to try this place. Perhaps this is the most variety I've ever seen of pound cakes (not to mention that the owner is very kind). So good... You'll want to slap your grandma!

Thank Evingerlean
Greensboro, North Carolina
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

One of my coworkers introduced me to the Sweet Shop a couple of years ago. She was nice enough to share a slice of her Banana Pudding Pound Cake with me and I was hooked from there! Most recently my husband ordered a cake for my birthday. He waited until the final hour to order the cake, but thank God... More 

1 Thank Shana R
Greensboro, North Carolina
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

small place but the cakes are worth it. They have several types of pound cakes. One slice of cake was $ 3.50 but it was a good size piece of cake. It was warm and tasted just like the kind Grandma use to make. Everything they make is from scratch. You will leave feeling all warm and fuzzy like you... More 

1 Thank Andria A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 631 S Elm St, Suite A, Greensboro, NC 27406-1327
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Greensboro

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