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Categories: Restaurants & Bars, Bar, Coffee, Dessert, Downtown, Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week
16 East Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Hours: Mon-Tues 7a-1p. Wed-Fri 7a-1p, 5p-2a. Sat 5p-2a.
(919) 977-3829
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Bittersweet is a terribly wonderful dessert and cocktail lounge with an all-natural, seasonal menu in downtown Raleigh.

We are a place where you can get bourbon with your pie, champagne with your cake and Irish whiskey in your coffee. Our menu changes each season, with drink and dessert pairing specials offered regularly. We also have a full coffee menu—everything from cappuccinos to pourovers—with beans from our pals over in Durham, Counter Culture Coffee.

Desserts are baked in-house by owner, Kim Hammer of bittycakes. You’ll find her behind our bar plating tasty treats, next to our mad-skilled bartenders.

Bittersweet offers a seasonal cocktail menu, local beer and wine…especially bubbles—champagne, cava, presecco—our motto is “champagne saved is champagne wasted.”

Join us for dessert, drinks and late night banter—that’s right, we said banter and we meant it. We expect some magnificent banter.

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Doug G. Apr 18, 2017
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Last month, I went to Bittersweet in downtown Raleigh for a drink. This was my first visit and I must say, I was impressed. My kind of place ..... where you... (more)
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Reggie S. Apr 10, 2017
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In our search for something sweet after an early dinner, our group of friends pulled out our phones and started searching Yelp! And we came across a couple... (more)
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Nick P. Mar 6, 2017
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Came here on a weekend trip to raleigh with my wife. Ended up here twice. Perfect place to get an adult coffee and dessert at the end of the night. Had... (more)

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