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Le Pain Quotidien

701 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
+1 703-683-2273
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Ranked #38 of 647 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Huntsville, Alabama
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had breakfast there recently and of course it reminded us of a European restaurant. We sat upstairs which is very nice (but a bit chilly). We sat at the communal table but most folks sat at the individual tables. I had the scrambled eggs. They were served with two types of bread, and a salad. I had seen that... More

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Bridgeport, CT
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202 reviews 202 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Staff is pleasant and the choices are adventurous and healthy. I tried the French toast with strawberries and it was quite enjoyable.

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Vienna, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place is a solid FIVE stars! From what I've read, the majority of lower stars is due to the price of the food, but sometimes you need to pay for unique experiences, and this is one that is worth to add to your list of things to do around Alexandria, VA. My best friend told me about this place... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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113 reviews 113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stopped by this restaurant wanting to see the community table they have. They had a good case of pastries but we were looking for oatmeal. We ordered one for each (my husband plain with blueberries and myself with bananas, walnuts, and maple syrup). It hit the spot along with the espresso and hot tea. We also had a side... More

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Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

LPQ is the best place for a reliable and delicious light breakfast or lunch. We love the smoked salmon plate and Mediterranean combo plate. LPQ's bread is lovely--made w varied grains and nuts. Also try seasonal soups, salads and desserts.

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Arlington, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have been to several Le Pain Quotidien locations in the DC area and NYC. This one has a very warm service staff. The tartines and quiches are great. I love the soft boiled eggs with toast points. What I love the most is the mint tea, with actual mint leaves. The pastries are lovely, too. It's relaxing. Enjoy!

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Gloucester, Virginia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We set out looking for a little french bakery with good croissants. Bakery had a lot of goodies. But wanted basic eggs, bacon croissant. Ended up with a Parisan ham and gruyere cheese. I was a little worried about the ham but was excellent. They served with several mustards and olive spread. My friend got the Chia pudding and strawberry... More

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Laurel, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

On a recent hot day while visiting Old Town, Alexandria, VA we stopped in here for refreshment. I ordered the lemonade and must admit it was the best I've ever tasted. The service was friendly. We had already eaten but noted the good, fresh looking omelets being served. The bakery items also looked tempting, We plan to return to try... More

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French Lick, In
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Went for breakfast....nice location on King Street but a little pricey for the portions. Service was pretty good and everything was fresh.

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Gahanna, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is a great place to have a relaxing, healthy breakfast. Everything is organic and locally sourced. We had the organic omelet (a special that day) and it was delicious. It came with field greens -- a nice touch. The tables and chairs are weathered wood, and the setting seemed consistent with the French bakery theme. The classical music was... More

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