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Caboose Cafe & Bakery

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2419 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1352
+1 703-566-1283
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good49%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“injera” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
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American, African, Cafe, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2419 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1352
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time, I'm there- I become sick from eating there. Tuesday- I had purchased a hot sandwich and a tea- 20 minutes later- I was nauseous and dehydrated, left work - went home. Something is wrong with that place! I think the Health Inspector needs...More

Thank ctp2236
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Since moving to Alexandria, I've been stopping at local places for either breakfast or lunch. Some places in Del Ray are insufferably chic while others like Caboose Cafe are just basic good food with a comfortable table and chairs either inside or out.

Thank Mary Ann W
Reviewed June 11, 2017

This was our first try of Ethiopian food, accompanied by some folks who'd been there on several occasions and recommended it. Everything was flavorful and full of spice. We shared both a meat (TIbbs) sampler and vegan sampler, which included beef and chicken, spicy red...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here forever- as of lately. Every time, I have eaten lunch, within 2 hours- I get bad gastrointestinal problems and have to leave work, because of it. I don't know what is going there- what isn't being are refrigerated their mayo,...More

1  Thank ctp2236
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

A great little breakfast place we love their burritos. And their baked goods. Be sure you place your order and then sit down then they bring the food to your table

Thank hellams26
Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

I've been here twice. Cute environs. Friendly staff. Both times they've been out of main entree items. This time after I paid, they told me they were out of kebabs and tried to talk me into salad instead. Double check before ordering.

Thank Hazelcade
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I love the bacon sandwiches, and just hanging outside on a summer day in Alexandria. The prices are right, and the service is both fast and friendly. I am sure you will enjoy you visit to Caboose. The also have great breakfasts and Ethiopian food,

Thank zip98221
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Unassuming eatery in the Del Rey neighborhood, but don't let that stop you from going there! We had lunch there and would go back very often if we were closer. They offer everything from vegan Ethiopian food to meat & cheese sandwiches, baked goods and...More

Thank citygirlpz
Reviewed April 20, 2016

Dropped by for lunch on Monday. They have a full Ethiopean menu for dinner, but do have three entrees at lunch in addition to a variety of panini and cold sandwiches. We ordered the Beef Alitcha and the Chicken Infillay. There's also a Vegan sampler...More

Thank RayleighR
Reviewed February 10, 2016

I went here once for breakfast and was really surprised to see that they also have Ethiopean food. And it is good! Had an impressive selection of different meat and veggie options and all were great. Breakfast options are pretty standard diner fare and were...More

Thank valzebub
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2419 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1352
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-566-1283
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