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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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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: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 10
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  • 12
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Feel like in europe

Perfect breakfast for who wantas to stay aside of american hotels breakfast. The food is excelent and the service as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Carla18_13
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Perfect breakfast for who wantas to stay aside of american hotels breakfast. The food is excelent and the service as well.

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Apex
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Went here for Sunday breakfast. Crowded but not a long wait for food. Goat cheese & mushroom omelette super delicious. A bit pricey but all organic. Lots of great items to go also so we grabbed some pastries to take to NC. Staff was friendly and attentive.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is my absolute favorite chain restaurant in the World! If I see it in Dubai I go inside, in Tysons corner I go inside, in Sydney I go inside and now Alexandria! I just love the atmosphere, the spreads and condiments are delicious and I always stock up on them given the chance! I cannot wait for this chain... More 

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Beautiful, not overdone, not pretentious, relaxing. Great coffee. The open faced sandwiches were good but next time I'll try something different. The Belgian waffles were amazing, even without toppings. The staff was nice and accommodating with our 16 mo daughter. We'll definitely be back.

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Hampshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Such a pity about most of the staff's attitude here as the food is good-healthy, not too adulterated and less sweet than other American eateries. On my two visits this year the service was poor and that's why I have marked down the overall rating to poor which is a pity. Despite not being busy, the waitress was slow on... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Coffee is nothing special. I only drink black coffee so I can't rate any of their European style cafe beverages. However, the coffee was just okay. I got a blueberry muffin which was pretty good. Not nearly the best I have ever had although it seemed a little healthier which is always welcomed. Seemed pretty fresh as well.

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My friends picked this place because it had something on the menu for everyone and was close to a few friends' hotels. We were excited when a spot was found for everyone despite not having a reservation. However, as the service wore on, we realized that everything was not as it seemed. First, there was a drink order mix up... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I go to the one in Newport Beach, CA all the time and always get the same thing - a small cappuccino and a plain croissant. So I was disappointed at this location when the cappuccino was lukewarm and not as caffeinated as the ones they make in the CA location. Even the milk was not frothed the same way.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,524 reviews 1,524 reviews
677 restaurant reviews
403 helpful votes 403 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I like a good rustic bakery, but this place is a bit too big for its breeches if you ask me. Food was overpriced and nothing special, the waiter was rude, and I was overall underwhelmed. Skip it and go somewhere else for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee.

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217 reviews 217 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Additional Information about Le Pain Quotidien

Address: 701 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: +1 703-683-2273
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
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
Average Prices: USD $10 to $15
Cuisine: Bakeries

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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 to $15
  • Cuisine: Bakeries
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?