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Kafe Leopold

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3315 Cady's Alley, NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
+1 202-965-6005
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Forget all the cliches about heavy Austrian fare served by waiters in...
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Euro, Great Pastries and Salads. Delightful Any Time of Year!

This is a wonderful (small) restaurant tucked down an alley below M Street in Georgetown. In summer, (if you've made a reservation or are just lucky....which you will need to be) you can sit outside by the delightful fountain and drink in all the best of Georgetown. If you can't sit outside, in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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McLean, Virginia
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Every dish a pleasure. Sunday Brunch is crowded for a reason the food is fantastic. The service staff has there act together in a big way. Just leave your telephone number and they'll text you when your table is ready. The canal walk is right behind the restaurant and there is a nearby shady park.

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Graham, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My family and I went to breakfast there. I had two soft boiled eggs and toast. During the day felt worse and worse. After two days of being sick came back to Texas to find out I have Salmonella Poising. Pretty much ruined our trip. Eat at your own Risk! Yes because we look and sound Texan we had a... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I was on a trip in Washington and visited friends. They showed me Kafe Leopold and I loved it right away!The service is perfect and as I am German I felt home when I saw the menue.Certainly I had a nice beer and a Schnitzel and honestly I tasted much better then at home. This Kafe is now always on... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a wonderful (small) restaurant tucked down an alley below M Street in Georgetown. In summer, (if you've made a reservation or are just lucky....which you will need to be) you can sit outside by the delightful fountain and drink in all the best of Georgetown. If you can't sit outside, in good weather the doors open up from... More 

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Oh cafe Leopold is my favorite Austrian Restaurant in G'town, DC. Everything is just perfect about this place, the beer, sausages, schnitzel, deserts and breakfast, man it makes my mouth watery right now. In the late afternoons, just take your friend there to have a cup of Julius Meinl coffee with delicious Austrian chocolate cake!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If you love coffee, or a looking for a nice european style breakfast - this is your place. The breakfast was excellent, but the coffee was so amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

One cafe that truly captured the European Kaffehaus charme!!! I enjoyed it so much! I felt like back in Vienna!! Fantastic food and the pastries are outstanding!! I wish I had one " Kaffeehaus" like this in my neighborhood !! A must go!!!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I highly recommend this wonderful place for its food and charming courtyard. The dishes I shared with my friend were so delicious--a small Austrian dish with some type of soft herb cheese on bread topped with greens and peas (can't remember what it was called, but it was fantastic) and the steak tartare, probably the best I've ever had. The... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great european style breakfast, very calm and not rushed - the setting is lovely in the little brick alley off the main street in Georgetown. The bathrooms were interesting, they were a series of individual washrooms - but water was everywhere on the modern avante garde vanities - which soaked my shirt as I stood at the sink (ugh...) The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I had the utmost pleasure of stopping at this wonderful restaurant located in Cady's Alley in Georgetown. We experienced an amazing visit - and truly exceptional service. There is indoor and outdoor seating - you may have a wait because they do not take reservations, but trust me it is worth it. They will alert you via cell phone if... More 

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Additional Information about Kafe Leopold

Address: 3315 Cady's Alley, NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
Phone Number: +1 202-965-6005
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Austrian, European, Central European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3315 Cady's Alley, NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-965-6005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Austrian, European, Central European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:59 pm

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