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Kafe Leopold

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Cafe, German, Austrian, European, Central European
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3315 Cadys Aly NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3572
+1 202-965-6005
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Fox Island, Washington
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Kafe Leopold offers so many things that make it an ideal spot to start your day. It's location on Cady's Alley removes the traffic and crush of tourists a few blocks away, creating a little European oasis. Our family was there for breakfast and there was something tasty for everyone (waffle, pancake, pan au chocolate, apfel strudel). Our waiter was... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has been my favorite for desserts after a dinner elsewhere. I enjoy the patio sitting when the weather is fine. The place is very crowded on weekend nights with a lot of visitors from the Middle east, and a reservation is recommended. The menu is Austrian German. Last night we enjoyed a mousse with strawberries and pista(Fraisier) and... More 

Thank Ismailbandook
Canberra, Australia
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We discovered Georgetown doesn't have many Cafes that open for breakfast. We were becoming quite desperate when we stumbled across this place in a street off the main one. The staff were a little slow but the cafe was spacious and clean with indoor and outdoor tables. Our eggs were just what we wanted and the coffee was good (and... More 

Thank Susan S
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has become a Georgetown standby, hugely popular with locals. On weekends breakfast and brunch is always packed, and during the week lunch and dinner very popular with the office crowd and locals. Their Weiner schnitzel is perfectly done, as is the smoked trout salad. They have a great selection of European beers and wines as well.

Thank nh712016
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Selected the place largely due to other decent reviews and place certainly seemed quite popular. Coffee was good. Food ok. Service not up to scratch. It may be cool that the waiter doesn't need to write down your order - but only if he gets it right. He didn't. Serving protocol also not quite right- do I really need a... More 

Thank Adrian K
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very good brunch with extremely innovating dishes, also very good service, very tempting selection of European gâteaux (not advisable if you are on a diet) outside terrace is quite good if not too hot too...

Thank Ahmed E
Baltimore, MD
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice unpretentious modern decor. Posters of exhibitions from Vienna's Leopold Museum. Nice clientele on a Tuesday night. Good light dishes. Grilled pollock and steak tartare for my companions, smoked fish platter for me. What a boon to find this kind of offering in a good eatery -- utterly "un-American" as per my companions but the joke is on them (smile).... More 

Thank SergeiN
Florence, South Carolina
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This chic, modern, high-end european cafe is a neat spot for brunch or dessert. I highly recommend the creme brûlée!

Thank Karen S
Rockville, Maryland
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a performance at the Kennedy Center we were looking for somewhere that was open past 10 p.m. and close by. We discovered this charming cafe in Georgetown just 8 minutes away. Away from traffic Leopold's is hidden down a little alley and down a flight of stairs, off a charming little courtyard with a water fountain! Wood floors, low... More 

Thank Travelbug56565
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing cafe! Outside courtyard has seating with a water foundation which makes it wonderful and relaxing to enjoy a coffee and pastry. We had the Mocha, the espresso with whipped cream, Belgian Waffles and an Almond Croissant. They were all yummy and just perfect for a mid-morning meal. I can't wait to go back when I'm in town... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cafe, German, Austrian, European, Central European
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3315 Cadys Aly NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3572
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-965-6005
Forget all the cliches about heavy Austrian fare served by waiters in lederhosen. Leopold is about as Euro trendy as it gets, with an all-day coffee and drinks bar, an architecturally hip dining space, and a chic little patio complete with a minifountain. Food is pared-down Mitteleuropean: mushroom tart, crisp schnitzel paired with peppery greens, an endive salad with mustard dressing. In the middle of a design-obsessed alley just off of M Street, the cafe draws an artsy city crowd that's content to sit and watch the scene evolve, just as it's done in Europe. Brunch is a particularly popular setting for such people-watching manna, and the neat-as-a-pin breakfast is available daily until 4 pm. The perfect oasis for breakfast, lunch, dinner or anything in between. They have a very respectable wine list that compliment all the dinner specials. Reservations are taken for dinner only, starting at 5pm.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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