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Killer Esp

1012 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2923
+1 703-200-3300
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (12 reviews)
“empanadas” (7 reviews)
“gelato” (18 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:30All hours
Cafe, American, Gluten Free Options
1012 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2923
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small eclectic coffee shop is up King street away from the tourist traps and multiple Starbucks. Support local business and give this place a try. They have multiple coffee choices. The cold brew was fresh with a nice nutty flavor. The baked goods looked...More

Thank DoctorGCP
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I love how they have coffee, gelato, empanadas,and lunch sandwiches. The owners dog is a great host who requires that you pet him. It's so worth it. The staff is awesome and they remember your face. Great local business and please support them.

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Ice cream is good, staff is indifferent, the place is fancy and designed for those who like the "natural" stuff. Pies are not so great. An average place to go.

Thank AlbertoCoimbra
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Looks like the locals hang out here. Fun mismatched chairs and stools, even outside are two areas to sit. Absolutely great coffee, we had chicken pot pie and a pastry there. Friendly service and help picking out what you like. The walls have silly decorations,...More

Thank simivalley1699
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Had a chocolate chip cookie and a drip coffee. Had a surprising good experience with the cookie, although the dough was a bit cakey it was not dry, resulting in a good texture that made me not wonder about the chocolate chips at all. Coffee...More

Thank JG C
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Killer ESP is an oddity on King Street, the main drag in Old Town Alexandria. Most of the shops there sell tasteful decor, high end chocolates, or vintage bar ware--impractical stores for the acquisitive tourist. The restaurants tend to be more affordable, but they are...More

Thank Erik S
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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...More

Thank Muffarah M
Reviewed 13 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
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
Reviewed 16 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, 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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