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Kafe Leopold

3315 Cady's Alley, NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
+1 202-965-6005
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Ranked #522 of 2,650 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $15 - $20
Sun - Tue 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Cuisines: Austrian, Central European
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Forget all the cliches about heavy Austrian fare served by waiters in lederhosen. Leopold is about as Euro trendy as it gets, with an all-day coffee and drinks bar, an architecturally hip dining space, and a chic little patio complete with a minifountain. Food is pared-down Mitteleuropean: mushroom tart, crisp schnitzel paired with peppery greens, an endive salad with mustard dressing. In the middle of a design-obsessed alley just off of M Street, the cafe draws an artsy city crowd that's content to sit and watch the scene evolve, just as it's done in Europe. Brunch is a particularly popular setting for such people-watching manna, and the neat-as-a-pin breakfast is available daily until 4 pm. The perfect oasis for breakfast, lunch, dinner or anything in between. They have a very respectable wine list that compliment all the dinner specials. Reservations are taken for dinner only, starting at 5pm.
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English first
Victoria, BC Canada
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170 reviews 170 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This little gem is hidden down an alley in Georgetown. If the weather is nice you can sit outside by the fountain. Servings are generous and we shared the entree. Some of the best German food I have tasted outside of Germany. Did not try the pastries but they looked amazing.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The food was very good. An amazing tartine with fresh mushrooms and a great flavor. My favorite: the dessert. Pistaccio cake with strawberries. No words!

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I've been here many times and the desserts are excellent, the food is very good, prices are reasonable BUT the service can be excruciating slow. The wait staff seems more interested in swapping stories than attending to customers. Not sure why management doesn't address this??

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Roanoke, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What an amazing spot! Everything from the location to the pastries is amazing. It's located in an alley in Georgetown. The food portions are fair and given the area it is in, it is not cheap. However, well worth it. Amazing selection of pastries and desserts. If you go on a weekend or a holiday be prepared to wait as... More

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had breakfast here this morning as it was recommended by staff at our hotel. The atmosphere and service were excellent. I had the waffle which comes with two sides and I ordered the syrup and chocolate. This dish was quite good. My wife was a bit less satisfied with the eggs she ordered. The coffee was superb and while... More

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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

But tasty food made it a 3. companion who lives in DC raved about it but service was poor. Waitress was nice and looked like she was trying her best but still. Forgot a dish. Had to keep asking for coffee refills. In fact we had to hunt her down for everything. When she walked around you could tell she... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Cady's Alley near a bike shop in Georgetown is home to this Austrian restaurant. With a delightful courtyard and welcome AC inside, you will enjoy the best almond croissant since, well, your trip to Austria. Service is impeccable (but be prepared to listen carefully to the European accents) and the setting is clean, modern and charming all at the same... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We enjoyed the selection of tempting desserts. Service was quite slow considering the number of empty tables and that we ordered only cold desserts from the display case.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Forget about Leopolds when you want a real espresso. Not worth your money. Not only is the espresso like water, it also took way to long to be served (thus luke warm). After a second try, the espresso was still like water but a bit warmer. Busboy very service minded, excellent!

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Richmond, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Located on a quaint cobblestoned street, this place is very popular for breakfast/brunch. It's perfect to spend a long lazy brunch with friends on a nice sunny day. We had to wait almost 40 mins for a table but the food was well worth the wait! Totally recommend their Belgian waffle, emperor pancake and the tartine. The coffee was pretty... More

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