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701 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
+1 703-683-2273
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08:00 - 20:00
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Beautiful, not overdone, not pretentious, relaxing. Great coffee. The open faced sandwiches were good but next time I'll try something different. The Belgian waffles were amazing, even without toppings. The staff was nice and accommodating with our 16 mo daughter. We'll definitely be back.

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Thank Starloverly
LePainQuotidien, Manager at Le Pain Quotidien, responded to this review

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your review and for dining at Le Pain Quotidien. We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable experience at our Alexandria restaurant and have forwarded your kind words along to the team. Please feel free to reach out to us at questions@lepainquotiden… with feedback at any... More 

Hampshire
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95 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Such a pity about most of the staff's attitude here as the food is good-healthy, not too adulterated and less sweet than other American eateries. On my two visits this year the service was poor and that's why I have marked down the overall rating to poor which is a pity. Despite not being busy, the waitress was slow on... More 

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1 Thank Parker-b
LePainQuotidien, Manager at Le Pain Quotidien, responded to this review

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We strive to present our guests with the best quality and value possible, from food to service. We sincerely apologize for your poor service experience and hope you'll give us another chance to deliver. I have forwarded your comments to our senior management team to address. Please send us... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Coffee is nothing special. I only drink black coffee so I can't rate any of their European style cafe beverages. However, the coffee was just okay. I got a blueberry muffin which was pretty good. Not nearly the best I have ever had although it seemed a little healthier which is always welcomed. Seemed pretty fresh as well.

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Thank James G
LePainQuotidien, Manager at Le Pain Quotidien, responded to this review

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your review and for dining at Le Pain Quotidien. We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable experience at our Alexandria restaurant and have forwarded your kind words along to the team. Please feel free to reach out to us at questions@lepainquotiden… with feedback at any... More 

Greenbelt, Maryland
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

My friends picked this place because it had something on the menu for everyone and was close to a few friends' hotels. We were excited when a spot was found for everyone despite not having a reservation. However, as the service wore on, we realized that everything was not as it seemed. First, there was a drink order mix up... More 

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LePainQuotidien, Manager at Le Pain Quotidien, responded to this review

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We strive to present our guests with the best quality and value possible, from food to service. We sincerely apologize for your poor service experience and miscommunication about the check and hope you'll give us another chance to deliver. I have forwarded your comments to our management team to... More 

Newport Beach, California
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160 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

I go to the one in Newport Beach, CA all the time and always get the same thing - a small cappuccino and a plain croissant. So I was disappointed at this location when the cappuccino was lukewarm and not as caffeinated as the ones they make in the CA location. Even the milk was not frothed the same way.... More 

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Thank Karen J
LePainQuotidien, Manager at Le Pain Quotidien, responded to this review

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We strive to present our guests with the best quality and value possible, from food to service. We sincerely apologize for your poor service experience and hope you'll give us another chance to deliver. I have forwarded your comments to our management team to address. Please send us an... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,309 reviews
1,380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,892 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

I like a good rustic bakery, but this place is a bit too big for its breeches if you ask me. Food was overpriced and nothing special, the waiter was rude, and I was overall underwhelmed. Skip it and go somewhere else for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee.

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303 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We've been here a couple of times for breakfast, and I really like the breakfast options. Breakfast comes with a salad, which is great for people who like their veggies. The vegetable quiche is tasty, but for some reason the portion is very small and it doesn't come with bread, which seems to come with every other breakfast option, so... More 

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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Just went in at 3 pm for some bread - the basket ($9) - and the bread was stale, very poor quality jam. I would be hard pressed to ever come into this chain again.

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Thank stuartmn
Isle of Wight, England
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153 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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 service a little slow - certainly not a fast food place. Good for breakfast or... More 

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North Carolina
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341 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
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 busy street.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?