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Killer Esp

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1012 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2923
+1 703-200-3300
08:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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Fairfax, Virginia
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a relative newbie, but the tea is generous - very tastefully presented - huge bags with real tea leaves in for steeping. Generous sized mugs, and a stack of honey etc at the back counter to mix and match with your drinks. Service is fast - much faster than Starbucks - and accurate. They have pastries and yummy... More 

Thank Muffarah M
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Wish it were bigger as it always feels like you're in someone's way here. Good selection of coffee & tea... all are yummy!! Love the selection of coffee you can buy and make at home as well!!

Thank JL W
Richfield, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Best Espresso in Old Town! Truly a quaint coffee and pastry shop! They even have a very large selection of Gluten Free bakery, including apple and nutella turnovers!

Thank cdOhio123
United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a joe and a slice of pie. The apple crumble was fresh and delicious. Had a cappuccino, tasted great and well made. Loved the coffee house atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

Thank BanMoBit
Springboro, Ohio
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We enjoyed he coffee so much here, we stopped in twice in the same day on recent trip to Alexandria. The salted caramel latte was delicious! I also had a almond crescent that was yummy! It's very narrow inside and gets very busy, so not always possible to sit and relax and enjoy your coffee inside if you are hoping... More 

Thank Nicole N
Frederick, Maryland
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

What a neat coffee shop! It looked crowded, but I decided to take a chance on finding a seat. Everyone was very friendly, and my latte came out great. I lucked out and got a table near the front door. Not a bad thing...the shop was rather warm. I enjoyed my time and my coffee. Would love to stop by... More 

Thank cwrg65
Vienna, Virginia
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546 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I come here for coffee a few times a week before my workday begins! The coffee is really good and affordable considering it's much better quality than your local Starbucks. I loved their almond croissant and lunch sandwiches. Plenty of seating in the back of the store with multiple plugs to cater to any laptop user. I was also greeted... More 

Thank Kevin P
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Us Europeans usually have problems in getting Americans to put enough coffee in the brew. Extra shots have become the norm for me to get folks to pump it up from a pale brown tasteless liquid, this place was an exception. The food looked fine as well

Thank captainbruceLondon
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I went to Killer Esp on a Sunday afternoon. Having read about the pies, I wanted to try them before leaving Alexandria. They only had cherry, key lime and chocolate. What? I ordered cherry and my pop had key lime. The cherry pie was too tart and the key lime was okay. I expected way more.

Thank Alicia_Boricua
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We come to Alexandria quite often for vacation and always go to Killer ESP for a piece of pie. It's not their own pie - it's Dangerously Delicious and that pie is DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS. The baltimore bomber is so good it's almost unfair - it contains Baltimore's famous Berger Cookies inside. The triple berry pie is amazing and this time... More 

Thank Susan E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1012 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2923
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-200-3300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?