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“Delightful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of LA Madeleine French Bakery

LA Madeleine French Bakery
500 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3104 (Old Town)
(703) 739-2854
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Ranked #3 of 34 Bakeries in Alexandria
Cuisines: French, Bakeries
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Good for: Doing business, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout
Neighborhood: Old Town
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Delightful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Need a few moments off your feet? Or want to linger over coffee with a friend? Or just need a quick something on the go - then Madeleine's is for you. Excellent assortment of pastries and a light menu for lunches or brunches are available for eat in or carry out. Nice decor and relaxed atmosphere.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NRH
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Alexandria.......OUI!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Next door to Monaco Hotel. Very convenient. Good quality food with friendly staff. Not expensive. Very little waiting. Had breakfast and lunch there. Just what you would expect from La Madeleine!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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alexandria, va
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

LA Madeleine French Bakery located in Old Town Alexandria is pretty much located centrally. But what it gains in proximity, it lacks in sizzle. The food is just ok. The choices are minimal with prices bordering on the high side for the quality of the food. The tables and dinning area are communal, sort of like Panera, but are old and in need of sprucing up. Actually, the entire ambience could use a revamping. It's dark and looks dirty. The tomato soup, their signature offering is good. But if your watching your calories, you may look for a lighter choice, like one of their salads.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, VA
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“A French Outpost in Alexandria”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Just a little bit of France right here in Old Town Alexandria! An excellent bakery with aromas galore sets the stage for a meal at La Madeleine. While the menu is limited for breakfast, the choices are all very good with eggs, bacon and potatoes served with a fresh croissant and piping hot coffee coming out on top. An array of other pastries along with fresh fruit and yogurt should satisfy all of the tastes of a group or family. It is buffet style with orders delivered to the table. Even though billed as aFrench café, it is rare to find any French being spoken with English and Spanish the dominant languages.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mascotte
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best cafe/bakery in Old Town!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a must go to place to eat. The atmosphere is very refreshing and relaxed. The staff is very friendly and helpful. For breakfast, I would recommend the country French breakfast...the potato galette is awesome!! A few things to try are the crepes, tomato basil soup and the Strawberries Romanoff. Everything that I've tried here is delicious. The desserts are sinfully good. My kids and I visit VA every year and make it a point of stopping here to eat.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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