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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 - 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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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  • 74
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A piece of Wien in Georgetown, Washington D.C.

In a busy district where things happen so fast, an authentic Austrian cafe with a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu can be a great alternative. Food is great, staff attentive and indoor-outdoor space relaxing. Leopold takes its name from Leopoldmusem in Vienna.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Bethesda, Maryland
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125 reviews 125 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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Connecticut
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125 reviews 125 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Kafe Leopold, with its modern aesthetic, is a hip little place located a block off M Street in Georgetown. I believe it's Austrian. When we walked in for breakfast, it was unbearably warm. The server turned on the ac and then it was bearable. We would have eaten outside in the little courtyard but it was raining. It was cute... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I stopped by when it was not crowded on a weekday evening for an early dinner. Their highly inattentive staff lacks expertise in serving. Really a turn-off. But my asparagus appetizer was delish, and the roasted chicken entrée was very well prepared. I did not save room for the beautiful pastries which I would like to sample on a return... More 

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

In a busy district where things happen so fast, an authentic Austrian cafe with a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu can be a great alternative. Food is great, staff attentive and indoor-outdoor space relaxing. Leopold takes its name from Leopoldmusem in Vienna.

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Michelle Suzano
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We arrived early for our 7pm reservation, and the 20 something host was rude and uninterested in helping us pass the time, so we left the restaurant for our before dinner cocktails. We contemplated canceling the reservation because our son was very put off by the rude treatment, but decided to return because we had heard the food to be... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Although food was tasty and good, this place is overrated. I think it is a trendy place so everybody wants to go there specially for brunch. We had a reservation and arrived 10 minutes before as suggested and even then we had to wait over 25minutes to be seated. There were other parties that arrived later than us and the... More 

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A nice place for brunch after a morning walk in Georgetown, with an atmosphere that is authentic Georgetown rather than authentic Viennese. I was excited by the idea of Viennese coffee and Palatschinken (pancakes), but the first was a little disappointing, and they had never heard of the second. The food was fine.

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New Jersey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My "go to" lunch spot when I am in town visiting. Have been here many times for lunch and it is my favorite. Charming little restaurant in Georgetown, down a steep flight of stairs into an adorable little open area off an alley. Feels very European. Outdoor seating with umbrellas in the summer is so relaxed. AND THE FOOD.......had my... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

The food and drink selection was wonderful and authentic. I ordered the Kaesespaetzle, which had a wonderful taste, but it was a bit dry. The appetizer, the grilled asparagus, was extraordinary, as was the Topfertorte for dessert. The wait staff was marvelous and efficient. Definitely sit on the club side of the cafe- it is very cool! I will definitely... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Tucked away in an alley, Kafe Leopold definitely has an other-worldly charm to its venue. The restaurant is best enjoyed when the weather permits sitting outside. I prefer brunch to dinner at this restaurant (I find the dinner menu to be a bit overwhelming / its hard for me to find something I want to eat). The brunch menu is... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?