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Caphe Banh Mi

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407 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3221
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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231 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot rave enough about this restaurant and wish I had a higher rating. I love Vietnamese and have eaten many places but this is hands down the best I've ever had. Every single dish was superb. The wait staff was pleasant, the atmosphere was vibrant but the food is the star! You must, must try this place!

Thank Corissa R
Los Altos, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were visiting Alexandria on a windy and rainy day in May. Ducked into the Caphe and were warmly welcomed by the staff. It's a nice cozy eatery, and the aroma was fantastic. The food is spot on. Maybe the most flavorful, authentic Vietnamese food we've had outside Saigon, and lots of it. For us, it's worth the trip from... More 

Thank Mary T
Alexandria, Virginia
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little restaurant has wonderfully large bowls of Pho. Rice bowls, Banh Mi sandwiches, and many other menu items from Appetizers to Deserts. It is a little crowded but the food is wonderful. They also do a brisk take out business feeding the many hungry residents living nearby. If you get there after 6 plan on waiting your turn.

Thank Larry F
Bozrah, Connecticut
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend brought us in for the pha and it was wonderful- a soup base with vegetables and choice of meat. Quaint place. Well worth your visit.

Thank SteveWatson0522
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If I could give them zero, I would. Love their food but it's not worth their mismanagement of putting people at tables. Waited a half an hour, no biggie. We were next for a table (3 of us) 1 two top came open and we would have split up to eat there... no one asked. Then 2 people who came... More 

Thank JL W
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I guess its tough to screw up this age-old Vietnamese concoction. Been having it in a number of DC area restaurants for many years and this rendition did not disappoint. The staff was friendly and the service very efficient. Only draw back (as it must be for many Alexandria restaurants where square-footage is at a premium) was the minuscule size... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Lived in the area a long time, and just discovered this restaurant. Small, but worth the wait. AM a vegetarian and I love every meal that I have ever eaten here. They do things right. They serve excellent food, and move people quickly. Definitely a neighborhood stomping ground. They were recently featured in one of the major newspapers - so... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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340 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The place is popular and we had to wait for about 25 minutes. Fortunately, the area is nice and you can stroll to the waterfront and enjoy the view... Pho was good. Not fantastic but not disappointing, either. Vermicelli salad with fried beef was quite good. The service lacked smiles but was fast and efficient. Inexpensive. Try to avoid sitting... More 

Thank Dmitri K
El Paso
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We went here with high hopes. We only had an appetizer (roll) and it was delicious. Nothing pre-packaged or frozen about the rolls. Upon discovering they don't split bills / "only one credit card", we were disappointed because it was sooooo good. Come on guys..... get a new machine, find whatever the solution is..... Unfortunately, I wish we would've just... More 

Thank D K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is small place with BIG flavor!!! My family and I (husband and 2 kids) went here on a snow day and all the seats were taken...everyone trekked out in the snow to have some warm PHO!...We finally got a seat after about 15minute wait, the waiter took our orders and we were eating about 10minutes later. The food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3221
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-549-0800

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