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Le Pain Quotidien

701 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
+1 703-683-2273
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“bread” (33 reviews)
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Cafe, French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
701 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
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Reviewed 6 December 2014

Despite its name this is actually an import from the UK, and remains faithful to the concept that started in London - good bread and croissants, communal tables with jars of jam, coffee served in bowls and a laid-back ambience. The staff were friendly but...More

Thank Miketap
Reviewed 12 November 2014

The food is fresh, very tasty, and reasonably priced. The restaurant menu is varied and accommodates all food preferences/allergies. Service is personable but not as prompt as it should be. I will keep going back for the food and the very quiet place on a...More

Thank cmcfong
Reviewed 11 November 2014

I always dislike when people at a french named place use an accent. The food is expensive but very good. Just prepare yourself for the small sizes. I guess one way they make up for this if they have a very good deal for a...More

Thank Tratios
Reviewed 10 October 2014 via mobile

The guy manning the cash register and taking orders gave me the distinct impression that he was doing me a huge favor by selling me a cup of coffee and a croissant. He was brusque and unfriendly. The staff seemed unhappy and depressed. Few of...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 29 September 2014

I ordered a toasted sandwich and it looked very nice but I took one bite and it tasted liked burnt bread. So flip it over and the whole underside of my sandwich was completely black. I was like....for $13.50 I guess we can't get any...More

Thank FoodGuyWineGuy
Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

The restaurant itself was quaint and the service wasn't bad. The table was too small for our plates and coffee cups which made us do a balancing act. The FOOD wasn't good AT ALL!!! We weren't anti-organic when we walked in -- but we were...More

Thank ShayBelle
Reviewed 8 September 2014

We had breakfast there recently and of course it reminded us of a European restaurant. We sat upstairs which is very nice (but a bit chilly). We sat at the communal table but most folks sat at the individual tables. I had the scrambled eggs....More

1  Thank MarciaE
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Staff is pleasant and the choices are adventurous and healthy. I tried the French toast with strawberries and it was quite enjoyable.

Thank Jeanette524
Reviewed 7 September 2014

This place is a solid FIVE stars! From what I've read, the majority of lower stars is due to the price of the food, but sometimes you need to pay for unique experiences, and this is one that is worth to add to your list...More

Thank GentlemanBadger
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We stopped by this restaurant wanting to see the community table they have. They had a good case of pastries but we were looking for oatmeal. We ordered one for each (my husband plain with blueberries and myself with bananas, walnuts, and maple syrup). It...More

Thank Deb D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-683-2273
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