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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 28
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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
Good food - Great service!

We were very pleasantly surprised when we found this lovely restaurant hidden away beneath some stairs just of M Street NW. We came for lunch and chose to sit outside, which was very nice. The place was busy but our thoughtful and friendly Baltic waitress made sure that we didn’t wait for her at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Aarslev, Denmark
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Aarslev, Denmark
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were very pleasantly surprised when we found this lovely restaurant hidden away beneath some stairs just of M Street NW. We came for lunch and chose to sit outside, which was very nice. The place was busy but our thoughtful and friendly Baltic waitress made sure that we didn’t wait for her at any time. She paid special attention... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Went for breakfast to this charming spot on a hidden lane off the main street in Georgetown. We dined in-doors due to the heat but the patio would be lovely otherwise. Food was excellent and service attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I had dessert in Kafe Leopold at 10.00 on a Saturday evening and loved it. The atmosphere was great - a real buzz to the place and the pastries and coffees were great

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The pastries are really super. They also have a unique list of other items like salads and egg dishes. Very nice outdoor seating off the alley which is fairly quiet. Good service. A bit pricey but maybe in line with DC prices

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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