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Red Velvet Cupcakery

Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown / Chinatown
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505 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
+1 202-347-7895
10:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun little coffee shop cafe. Food looked great and the cupcakes were awesome. Tried bubble tea for the first time. Next time will try the Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Thank Jay T
Miami, Florida
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're craving some sweets I would highly recommend making the trek over to Red Velvet. It's a great place for fresh cupcakes!

Thank Renemesis
Coal Township, Pennsylvania
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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The Red Velvet Cupcakery was within walking distance to our hotel during a recent business trip. They didn't have a huge inventory on-hand when we stopped in on an early Wednesday afternoon. However, what they did have on hand looked very good. I tried the peanut butter cup cupcake....chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. Very good. My colleagues enjoyed the... More 

Thank garbakup
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

My friend and I visited late one night. It's a good sign when many of the cupcakes are sold out - that means they are fresh! We had the feature flavor (something to do with fall) and red velvet. Both delicious. Plus you can go next door for a cup of Joe and a seat to enjoy your cupcake.

Thank dtrip216
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The vegan / dairy-free cupcakes are REALLY delicious! Be warned, once you go inside the cupcake smell overwhelms you and it is impossible to walk away without one (or two)

Thank AdventureswithGato
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We typically head to baked and wired but this day, we were right in rvc neighborhood so stepped in. The place is a tiny hole in the wall. Cupcakes are hit or miss...been here 4-5 times and never consistent. Sometimes cc are dry and crumbly and other times moist and delicious. Try the red velvet, oreo, or lemon coconut. Not... More 

Thank atarzia
Little Rock, Arkansas
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good cupcake but nothing outstanding. Service could have been more friendly. They did get my order wrong but nothing major

Thank harrispalmer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We found this great little place walking after dinner. Great selection of yummy cupcakes! A must stop!

Thank urbnchic
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I visited two days in a row because this place is within walking distance of my hotel. The cakes are heavy and dense, not the least bit fluffy. Thankfully they are moist and have just the right amount of sweetness and are reasonably priced.

Thank Sarah B
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in after lunch for a snack. We all picked out 1. Just enough for a light snack. Velvet chocolate was my choice.

Thank PTycz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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
  • 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?