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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, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Annette F
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New York City, New York
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Graham, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We visited because of guide book and Trip Advisor recommendations. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't spectacular. We enjoyed the donut place near our hotel just as much, and the service was much faster. I expected a lot more breakfast choices. The eggs were bland and the ham was like lunch meat.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Stopped here for brunch on a recent trip to DC because my boyfriend loves their coffee (he had visited before, I have not). It was a beautiful day so there was a wait to be seated outside but we were seated inside immediately, with no reservation. The coffee and cappuccino were excellent and I have to say, the almond croissant... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

The Kafe, located in the heart of Georgetown, with convenient parking is stellar. They tout themselves as authentic Austrian and as a frequent traveler to Austria I can attest to the fact that they are truly authentic. Some places try to pull off food labelled as Austrian, or make an attempt at the atmosphere but they are real. Everything, the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went to restaurant for lunch on a rec from the hotel concierge. The decor is very modern and looks like a cafe in Germany or Belgium. In fact that's the type of food they serve. The produce is very fresh. We had a gazpacho that sounded weird on the menu but was delicious. The spaetzle (sp?) was fresh and flavorful.... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Met my friend visiting from Europe for Sunday brunch on a beautiful day. We both enjoyed the many choices both in food and pastries and I, having a medical requirement to eat food without salt, was particularly delighted with their preparation of moules. It was made for me and instead of a usual bland dish, mine was flavored with tomatoes,... 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, 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, Central European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients

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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