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Kafe Leopold

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German, Austrian, European, Central European
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3315 Cady's Alley, NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
+1 202-965-6005
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8:00 am - 11:59 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
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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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 7
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  • 13
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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
Brunch or get dessert!

Love Kafe Leopold - and not just for its food but the perfect location as well. Tucked away in a cobbled alley of Georgetown, this is a famous brunch spot for G-town goers and tourists alike. I usually always go for the lemon ricotta pancakes - Nomz! Sooo good! You have to get it for brunch. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Ayesha C
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great casual place to meet your Georgetown University student and treat them to breakfast. Terrific service and food. Never got the feeling we were being rushed. Our favorite breakfast spot in Georgetown.

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Thank Ellen O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute place to go with friends or family, there were a lot of people so we had to wait like 15 minutes but it was worth it, the Croque Monsiuer was really good and the desserts are very good as well. It is located in a very nice area too!

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Thank ymmot666
York, PA
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162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have the best Austrian Desserts, OMG. Sit outside in the summer or at the cute orange seat/table inside for a nice coffee and something wondeerful from the dessert case. Pistachio Strawberry Slice is a favorite. Service is first class.

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Thank Foodielicious2
Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time to this cafe. It is really cozy in an ally that has a small town charm. Food and pastry are awesome. Had a waffle breakfast there that everyone should try.

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Thank TravelpeopleH
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We love food and the food here is good. I am assuming you like German food because that's what you get. Growing up in Switzerland I can tell you the food is not great but you know nice to have it in DC so far away. It's however tremendously overrated in a stuck up trendy way. A shame. We called... More 

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Thank Traveling_Pascalito
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Love Kafe Leopold - and not just for its food but the perfect location as well. Tucked away in a cobbled alley of Georgetown, this is a famous brunch spot for G-town goers and tourists alike. I usually always go for the lemon ricotta pancakes - Nomz! Sooo good! You have to get it for brunch. The scrambled eggs over... More 

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Thank Ayesha C
Massillon, Ohio
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

A chef friend of mine flew into town and took me to Kafe Leopold for a Saturday Brunch. What a great out place even though it is off the beaten path of the main street. The place was packed and rightfully so. They offer indoor and outdoor seating and even on the last days of November people were sitting outside.... More 

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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a terrific cafe in Georgetown with equal seating inside and outside. Their food and coffee is wonderful.

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Thank Michadvise
Cleveland, Ohio
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Loved it. Could totally be in Europe. Coffee wonderful. Austrian fare oh so yummy. You can order all there is on the menu the entire day long. None of this- sandwiches only after 11 blah blah. My kids were ecstatic about herb frites at breakfast. Open early- at 8 am- great place for breakfast or any other meal. Staff very... More 

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Thank Maja B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

I was seated outside for 10 minutes and no one offered us anything. Then I went inside to ask for a beer and the host took my order. 10 more minutes passed so I asked the waiter for my beer and instead of saying something like I am sorry or let me check what happened he asked for my ID.... More 

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Thank Elias F

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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: German, Austrian, European, Central European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?