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Le Bon Cafe

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National Mall
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210 2nd St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1943
+1 202-547-7200
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food is excellent and freshly made, pastries are fresh, The coffee and tea is high quality, Prices are very reasonable.

Thank 111buzzz
Cartersville, Georgia
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great, neat, little place for breakfast! Whether you eat just coffee and toast, or eggs and pancakes, this was very good. Seating both inside and outside. Just a couple blocks from the Capitol and Supreme Court. You can linger or get in and out quickly. Enjoy!

Thank Benny M
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This was our lunch stop after leaving the Capitol tour. It's a cute little French cafe. I had the jambon buerre sandwich which is ham and butter on a crusty French bread. The bread was just like being in France. It was quite good. I also had a nice cafe mocha. It was very good. The SO had a chicken... More 

Thank mrdc99
Jerusalem, Israel
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Very good place, a variety of salads, sandwiches and coffee options with nice music in the background :)

Thank Noa87
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Walked in late morning for something quick. It's located near the Capital building and is one of the few places near there. It's a quaint shop with not much seating. The outdoor seating was not being used that day since it was cold and windy. Food was great though we got the last of the breakfast items. People seated next... More 

Thank steve-USABoston
United Kingdom
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent omelette with spinach, mushrooms, potatoes and cheese. Good coffee. Busy indoors, but can easily sit on the sidewalk. Friendly atmosphere

Thank Waterman2000
Atlanta, Georgia
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141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

In many decades coming to DC I never saw this place. I ordered the salmon niciois and everything was fresh. The little cafe reminds me of some of the regular cafés in Lyon. The food is clean and simple. You order at the counter and pickup from the counter. However since I have a challenge the delivered to my table.... More 

Thank Princeton101st
Greensboro NC USA
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

French Flair. Some items are better than others but the breakfast is best and served during lunch too. This is a very tight little place so expect to rub shoulders.

Thank Ataraxia_Me
Alexandria, Virginia
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325 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

There is nothing fancy about Le Bon Cafe, the the food is good and the atmosphere is relaxed. The location is across the street from the Library of Congress Madison Building - which is very convenient to Capitol Hill. There may be limited seating, but if the weather is nice, you could take the food to the seating in front... More 

Thank 349Charles25
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch here! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I highly recommend it!

Thank Ashley H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, French, American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 2nd St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1943
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall
  • Neighbourhood: National Mall
  • Phone Number: +1 202-547-7200

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