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Caphe Banh Mi

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407 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA
703-549-0800
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Today
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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
popular and very good

Allowing myself to be guided by trip adviser's reviewers, I took to the side streets of Alexandria on a Friday evening and soon located the Caphe Banh Mi. It was busy, but there was a space for me and the efficient staff soon had me drinking a Saigon beer and eating summer rolls with a peanut... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
lenemike
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Roskilde, Denmark
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Roskilde, Denmark
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102 reviews 102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Allowing myself to be guided by trip adviser's reviewers, I took to the side streets of Alexandria on a Friday evening and soon located the Caphe Banh Mi. It was busy, but there was a space for me and the efficient staff soon had me drinking a Saigon beer and eating summer rolls with a peanut sauce. I enjoyed a... More 

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Lancaster, NY
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Found this place thanks to tripadvisor while accompanying my husband on a work trip to Alexandria with our 6 month old daughter. We realized that we have actually eaten in this location before on a previous trip, when it used to be the Pita House (now on king street), which became one of our favorite restaurants in Alexandria, so we... More 

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London
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I am sure this great little spot is no longer a secret! The food is excellent, fresh and above all very different than your run of the mill spot. My wife and I had lunch here and simply asked our server what we should have. He started us with the spring roll and then my wife had the lemon chicken... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The place is small but the decor is charming, the waiters we're busy and rushed but definitely not rude and I think you can be a bit lenient towards them when you can see they are rushed off their feet. The food was delicious, almost as good as the street foods of Vietnam but obviously its hard to compete when... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

There are comparable Vietnamese restaurants in Honolulu, Saigon and Orange County. Efficient service, wine and beer selection is good. Total bill was under $16/head with drinks.

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Muncy, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We were looking for vegetarian Vietnamese and this was perfect. The appetizer was a delicious crispy roll. I had pho and my companion had vermicelli. The service was quick and we devoured our dinners.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I came in the evening for dinner, having read reviews on Trip Advisor. This place lives up to the positive reviews. You can get take out or eat in. It is not fancy, so you can wear what you want. I went in at dinner time and had excellent service. Very quick. I saw people coming in for take out.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We read the reviews and had the Sloppy Viet Bo Bam sandwich. It comes in a French bread sub bun with beef and veggies and it had a nice spicy flavor. I want to go back soon and try not if their entrees!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Thanks to Trip Advisor reviews, we sought out this little place and had a terrific meal with such a variety of tastes. The Pho is highly rated by those who know their Pho. I loved the grilled pork chops with rice and also the imperial rolls. It is a small place with limited seating, but worth the wait. Food comes... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went on a Friday night around 5:30. I was shocked at how reasonable the prices were for this area. We both got the pork vermicelli and it was awesome!!! The restaurant is small and the tables are tightly packed in. The service is very fast and the food is fresh. The tables turn around very fast--we were in and... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?