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Caphe Banh Mi

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407 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA
703-549-0800
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 27
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely small intimate setting

Let start by saying I'm not a connoisseur or expert in Vietnamese PHO but I really liked our experience in Banh Mi. It's a small space in Old Town that seats about 30 people. That being said the room for each dinner is comfortable. The service was good, the food tasted fresh, it was just the right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
MikeD56
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Let start by saying I'm not a connoisseur or expert in Vietnamese PHO but I really liked our experience in Banh Mi. It's a small space in Old Town that seats about 30 people. That being said the room for each dinner is comfortable. The service was good, the food tasted fresh, it was just the right temperature, and the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This bowl of Pho Dac Biet (the works) is delicious. Even my Vietnamese friends say they can't make broth this good. The soup is loaded with everything which is how I like it - others may not like the tendon and other non-American palate meats included. I get the large size as a carryout and I have a hearty lunch... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My fiance (Viet) and I stopped in here last night to celebrate Lunar New Year and see what people on Trip Advisor and Yelp were talking about. Well, we sure were glad we came! Caphe Banh Mi is easy to miss-- it's on less-busy Cameron St. in a small house-- but hard to forget. Entering the restaurant, you're first going... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Caphe Banh Mi offers a fantastic collection of Vietnamese favorites. Truely authentic Vietnamese cuisine. We ordered summer rolls (goi cuon) and imperial rolls (cha gio) vegetarian and with meat. Also the mouth watering house pho... even though there is a surcharge make sure to add extra noodles you won't regret it. This is really a hidden gem. The restaurant is... More 

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Alexandria VA
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61 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

First visit here for lunch today; arrived around noon, restaurant full with people waiting. Menu focussed on bahn mi and pho. We shared a roast pork bahn mi and a small bowl of beef pho. Both were delicious and the bahn mi was especially tasty. Our tab was about $16 including tax. I would definitely go back to this place... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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114 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We looked up this one on TA as we were in the area, glad we did. Our youngest had a pork Banh Mi and ate every bit without sharing so he loved it. The rest us had the house Pho, probably the best broth I've ever had, really outstanding! I would give a five star if it had better facilities,... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We just returned from a trip to Vietnam where we fell in love with the food. We came upon this place when we wanted to re-capture our experience. We couldn't have made a better choice! We both had beef pho dishes (me with vermicelli & Tom with rice noodles), & they were terrific--hearty & bursting with flavor. We loved the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

After returning from Vietnam I was having serious Bahn Mi withdrawal when found this spot, and it did not disappoint! The baguettes are that perfect level of crisp and soft and the fillings are on point. To top it off, they even serve Beer Lao! I haven't found anywhere else that serves quite possibly my favorite beer. The staff is... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A really good shop specialized in Vietnamese cuisine on Cameron street. Nice pho, good baguette (or banh mi in Vietnamese). But trust me, if you have a chance to try this in Vietnam, you'll find that it could be even more delicious!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

They have really hit their stride. Great Pho and sandwiches, reasonably priced. I only wish they delivered in Old Town! Small, but charming space with good service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 407 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-549-0800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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