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3315 Cady's Alley, NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
+1 202-965-6005
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Ranked #413 of 2,722 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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McLean, Virginia
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This adorable cafe works for almost any occasion: "date night," quick meal with the kids before a movie, indulgent brunch, snack after a walk or jog on the tow path, etc. Everyone in our family loves Kafe Leopold. In my opinion, the pastries are the best in DC (my wife, whose rare exception to a mostly-gluten-free diet is Kafe Leopold's... More 

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Southold, New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We visited here several years ago, and were happy enough to return. Same nouveau European decor--still great food--the surprise was the attentiveness of our waitress-she was great--without being overbearing. The steak was tasty, the mussels a delicious treat--and the pastries are always fresh and well presented. We'll be back!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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84 reviews 84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Food tastes natural, portions are reasonable, one can eat healthy. All delicious, matched with a simple and tasty decor and good looking people around. Great find!

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Adelaide, Australia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Georgetown is a mixture of hills and slopes. There are many shops down off the main street and they are sign posted from the street or from within another shop and all of a sudden you see stairs or an escalator or elevator. Take the time to have a good look as that is when we saw this lovely indoor/outdoor... More 

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San Jose, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We were there recently on a weekday evening. We were seated and served promptly. I had Leopold's Schnitzel and my wife had Croque Monsieur, both of which were very good. We were seated near the large pastry case, so we couldn't refuse dessert. My wife had a slice of cake, I forget which one, which was okay but not great.... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were walking through the alley on a full moon night and saw Kafe Leopold. It was cold (Friday, Nov. 7) yet two of the outdoor tables were occupied, with heaters turned on. We went indoors and they had a table for us right away. We went splitsies on a bowl of very good white wine based vegetable soup, a... More 

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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This hidden away Austrian cafe attracts a wonderful diverse group of customers. The croissants are nearly as good as the real French ones in Paris. I like the salads, too. While I enjoy sitting indoors, the outdoor sitting area is lovely.

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Arlington, VA
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We enjoyed the tasty Kaiser pancake for a mid-morning breakfast. The atmosphere & decor are fun. They had tons of beautiful parties in their display case. We are looking forward to trying out their dinner menu.

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eagle river, w,i usa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Stopped with or family for a wonderful fall Sunday morning breakfast. We got there early so fast seating was not a problem but those who chose to sleep in will have to wait for a table. They have in and outdoor seating. Service was good No a large selection of breakfast items but nobody had an issue with finding something... More 

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Hertford, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A very interesting bar and food menu. Everyone in our party of 4 enjoyed their food and beverages. Portions were good size and nicely prepared

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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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