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“Incredible food”
Review of Kafe Leopold

Kafe Leopold
Ranked #12 of 101 Dessert in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$35
Cuisines: Austrian, Central European
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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 August 9, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Great location in the heart of Georgetown. Beautiful setting. The service was slow. Very slow. But the atmosphere is nice.

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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

We had brunch at Kafe Leopold on Sunday, July 30, 2017. There was a wait, but shorter than we were told - we waited about 30 minutes for a table at 11:00 am (prime time). We enjoyed delicious Emperor's pancakes: huge, filling portions that my younger son and I could have shared, with some delicious breakfast potatoes. My older son had an egg dish, which he greatly enjoyed. The mood is upbeat, with cool modern styling. Part indoor seating and part patio with umbrellas. Wonderful summer sangria drinks with frozen fruit. An unbelievable pastry display, very European, but you'll likely have no room to sample the pastries if you've eaten an entree. Take some beautiful pastries to go!Lovely presentation on everything.

Thank Sara S
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Paul G, Owner at Kafe Leopold, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

Thank you, thank you. We are always trying to do our best so it is welcoming to hear that we are able to get it right time to time.

Please let us know next time you visit!

All the best,

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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

It was a perfect and pleasant Sunday afternoon and we've heard nice things about this Austrian cafe in Georgetown, so we decided to try it. It is indeed a nice place with a terrace and indoor seating and the menu has a plenty of enticing meals and coffee options. And... That's about all the nice things I can say about this place, the minute we sat down it all went south: no other options than whole milk for any coffee, nor lactose free, no almond, no soy no coconut milk and this place calls itself a Café!!!
Someone in our party asked for a cappuccino which came I think about 25 minutes later and cold, we told this to the waiter, he took it and said he'd replace (nor the waiter or the cappuccino ever came back). My espresso was just as cold BTW. As other waitress brought us the rest of our order almost 40 minutes since ordered we decided to have had enough and asked for the check (insert 20 minutes here). Finally the check came and we pointed out the cold cappuccino never was replaced so they wouldn't charge it, took another 15 minutes to correct it. Needless to say we didn't pay the $10 automatically charged gratuity they intended for our party of 6.
In sum: so so coffee, so so pastries, terrible service. Didn't have any meals nor the brunch maybe it was because we went after brunch our experience was an unpleasant one. And prices are not petty.
Not coming back

Thank Larita_Bones
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

SLightly out of the way so calm, while in the center of Georgetown, a real nice place that fits even for light business meeting.

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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Good fortune to have brunch here. Sat outside and watched all kinds of interesting folks pass by. Yes it's an alley but a really cool alley. We had the pulled pork with poached eggs, avocado toast with poached eggs and ham n cheese croissant. All excellent.

Thank ffh20134
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