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Kafe Leopold
Ranked #8 of 94 Dessert in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $35
Cuisines: Austrian, Central European
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We came here with hubby to introduce our oldest daughter to Gtown scene. This is one of our fave places. My daughter and I have been to Vienna recently, so this visit was perfect to remember the little details we seem to overlook sometimes.
Our arrival was less than one hour before the end of brunch, but we had a relaxed time. Service was a bit slow, but the server, Miriam (she was sooo nice!!), was apologizing profusely about it. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our lovely summer afternoon in the courtyard.
Only thing that made it bothersome was the smokers... really?! I woudl say something aloud and then move on, but my teenager daughter really did not appreciate that smokers were allowed in the eating area. It was the same in Europe....
Food was delicious, pastries to die for!
Manager came at dessert time to apologize for slow service and offered to take desserts from our check. We said it was fine and we did not needed such a thing, but he insisted, so he took one dessert off the check.

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Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place is fascinating. Start with a good coffee from one of the good brands in Austria. Rich menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner with lots of traditional Austrian food. You can start easy and relax through the day. Best to enjoy in their shady garden.

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Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We had a late breakfast. Ham and cheese scone and the Croque Monsieur ($15) were delicious. Fruit was fresh! Our waitress was very friendly!

Thank CathyCole
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

I don't know what has happened to this urban chic restaurant but it has changed beyond recognition. Although on the surface the cool interior and terrace area are the same the food is terrible. Three times I have tried to get coffee and boiled eggs and three times the coffee has been nasty tasting, bitter and the eggs raw and I mean RAW. This is even after asking them to make sure they are cooked. The staff although very pleasant don't seem to understand that coffee and tea should be served hot and that food should be cooked. I also think that $7.50 is an extortionate amount to pay for a cake, a family of 4 would have to pay almost $40 before drinks. Crazy!!!!!!
Sad to see something which was so good turn into something so disappointing. Has it changed hands??????

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Thank L C
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

The four of us fell into this place from a rainy evening upon recommendation from our hotel, and we were not disappointed. Not only was the service attentive,fun and witty, but we left feeling like royalty with gifted bagged warm almond croissants. The atmosphere is spacious, light and fun, just like the desserts. Enjoy!!

Thank Barcelonababs
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