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Le Pain Quotidien

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701 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-683-2273
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Today
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good breakfast

We've been here a couple of times for breakfast, and I really like the breakfast options. Breakfast comes with a salad, which is great for people who like their veggies. The vegetable quiche is tasty, but for some reason the portion is very small and it doesn't come with bread, which seems to come... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
travelingyogi
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usa
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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usa
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205 reviews 205 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've been here a couple of times for breakfast, and I really like the breakfast options. Breakfast comes with a salad, which is great for people who like their veggies. The vegetable quiche is tasty, but for some reason the portion is very small and it doesn't come with bread, which seems to come with every other breakfast option, so... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Just went in at 3 pm for some bread - the basket ($9) - and the bread was stale, very poor quality jam. I would be hard pressed to ever come into this chain again.

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Isle of Wight, England
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Despite its name this is actually an import from the UK, and remains faithful to the concept that started in London - good bread and croissants, communal tables with jars of jam, coffee served in bowls and a laid-back ambience. The staff were friendly but service a little slow - certainly not a fast food place. Good for breakfast or... More 

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North Carolina
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204 restaurant reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The food is fresh, very tasty, and reasonably priced. The restaurant menu is varied and accommodates all food preferences/allergies. Service is personable but not as prompt as it should be. I will keep going back for the food and the very quiet place on a busy street.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I always dislike when people at a french named place use an accent. The food is expensive but very good. Just prepare yourself for the small sizes. I guess one way they make up for this if they have a very good deal for a coffee and a croissant, I think it like 2 bucks.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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136 reviews 136 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The guy manning the cash register and taking orders gave me the distinct impression that he was doing me a huge favor by selling me a cup of coffee and a croissant. He was brusque and unfriendly. The staff seemed unhappy and depressed. Few of the staff seemed able to speak English. The croissant was pretty good, but the coffee... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I ordered a toasted sandwich and it looked very nice but I took one bite and it tasted liked burnt bread. So flip it over and the whole underside of my sandwich was completely black. I was like....for $13.50 I guess we can't get any quality control. I would have fired a cook for pushing crap like that into the... More 

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Top Contributor
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The restaurant itself was quaint and the service wasn't bad. The table was too small for our plates and coffee cups which made us do a balancing act. The FOOD wasn't good AT ALL!!! We weren't anti-organic when we walked in -- but we were when we walked out. Everything just tasted off and we definitely won't return.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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116 helpful votes 116 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 701 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-683-2273

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Bakery
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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