The Sweet Lobby

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101 Best Cupcakes in America
404 8th St SE (btwn D & E Sts SE)
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-2404
Mon–Thu: 10:00 AM–9:00 PM Fri–Sat: 10:00 AM–10:00 PM

The Sweet Lobby in Washington DC knows how to stay on top of the waves. First, it was their sensational cupcakes meant to delight all the senses. Then, they expanded to Parisian macarons, another tasty trend sweeping the nation. Finally, The Sweet Lobby offered special Obama and Romney themed baked goods for Election Day 2012 — they've truly capitol-ized on their location near Capitol Hill. As for the cupcakes, each is baked daily, topped with decadent, yet light, frostings. The Daily Meal's must-try flavor: Ginger-White Chocolate (a vanilla cupcake, infused with fresh ginger, topped with a whipped white chocolate-fresh ginger frosting and finished with white-chocolate dipped candied ginger). — Marilyn He, 11/8/2012

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Go for the macarons. Creamy sweet potato is unique, the passion fruit/milk chocolate heady. Other great picks include black-and-white bubbly, a peanut butter and jelly, or a cheese-laced variety.
Washington Post
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 09:47
Madeleines, macaroons and gourmet cupcakes, oh my! This is where you stock up should the queen drop in for tea.
The Hill is Home
Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 12:16
Excellent cupcakes
Marcus W.
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 04:52
Their macarons are awesome!
Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 17:22
Famous for their macaroons, but my fav is the Sweet Potato cupcake
Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 03:15
The Green Tea Cupcake is my FAV!!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 15:02
Macaroons are decent but the Cupcakes were lacking in flavor and disappointing!!!
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 11:18
Try the 2 PBnJ, Green Tea, Creole Cacao, Guava, & Vanilla Violet - I love macarons from here!!!!
Monday, May 14, 2012 - 16:44
Great macaroons in a rainbow variety of flavors
Capital Spice
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 04:07
The macarons (not to be confused with macaroons) are delicious! But also try a "Cupcake Wars" winning cupcake!
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 09:49
Eat a cupcake there and get some macarons to go!
Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 08:12
The sweet potato and banana foster cupcakes are my two favorites
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 03:37
when in doubt, always get the mactop
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 13:32
I love the macaroons
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 14:25
Incredible coconut cupcakes!
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 19:13
Amazing cupcakes and macaroons! Perfection
Friday, January 31, 2014 - 12:37
Drinking chocolate with cardamom marshmallows. Need I say more?
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 13:43
I was so excited when u stumbled upon this award-winning trini-owned sweet spot.
Monday, November 11, 2013 - 18:37
Hands down far better than Georgetown Cupcake!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 13:36
1 free maccaroon with cupcake purchase and your uberX receipt from 10/16/13 - 10/18/13! #DCLOVESuberX
Uber DC
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 13:50