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Bread & Chocolate

$$ - $$$
Old Town
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611 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3105
+1 703-548-0992
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 18:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for a late breakfast after the early St Patrick's Day parade in Alexandria. We were seated quickly but it took a while for a server to come over. When she did she was very friendly. We went with the all inclusive which for $16 gives you coffee, OJ, a basket of pastries, and a (slightly) limited choice... More 

Thank CrumpetsAndCannolis
Potomac, Maryland
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346 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come occasionally after going to the King St Market for a brunch/lunch. The food--sandwiches, eggs benedict, french toast, etc--is consistantly good. There's a reason it's been here for so long.

Thank RonFG
Ocean City, Maryland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stopped in here for a break from our shopping. Everything was delicious! Many treats to choose from. Only complaint that kept it from 5 stars is that we could not find a single table that had been cleaned up to sit down, despite the fact that the majority of tables were empty. We ended up cleaning up our own... More 

Thank dawn b
Middleboro, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We stopped here for breakfast twice while visiting Alexandria for New Year's. Everything was very good, but I enjoyed the vegetable omelet most, along with the potato pancakes, which were delicious. Friendly, professional service and reasonable prices, plus the restaurant is in the heart of Old Town.

Thank JaneLopes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,450 reviews
569 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

You can certainly get tired and thirsty if you spend a few hours at the Mamoth Art Center the Torpedo Factory. Luckily Bread and Chocolate has been there for more than 25 years. The coffee and hot chocolate are both very good and the breads and pastries are even better. I dare you to go to the art center and... More 

Thank Chinapjs
Alexandria, Virginia
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102 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I recently ate for the first time at this establishment and I was a little underwhelmed. I ordered a lentil soup that tasted fine and came with three kinds of bread that were a little dry. It was not a great meal, but OK. My friend ordered a panini that took a long time to prepare and still arrived cold.... More 

Thank Diane B
Richmond, Virginia
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158 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fun place for tea, coffee and a snack, we ate outside and enjoyed the weather and people walking by. Good onion soup, good pastries, and good bread.

1 Thank Bob D
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We had the all-inclusive brunch which included an entreé, a basket of pastries, juice and coffee. That was $16, which is a great price for brunch. The food was plentiful but in terms of flavor it was just okay. There was nothing memorable about it and the service was so-so. It is by no means a bad breakfast option, just... More 

Thank Alicia_Boricua
Alexandria, Virginia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This used to be a great little bakery and place to grab a quick bite but a recent visit took it off my list. The brioche for the sandwich was very dry and did not appear to have been baked that day. In addition the display case, the last several times I have been in to buy baked goods, looks... More 

Thank NOVARealtor
Hurt, Virginia
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I absolutely enjoyed this stop. My wife had the turkey hash and I had the berry French toast. The food was as close to perfect as it could be and the service was great. We highly recommend a visit to support this local business.

Thank BigHurt434

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3105
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-0992

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