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The 15 Best Breakfast Places In Alexandria

Updated: September 6, 2022

If we know we are visiting these breakfast spots in Alexandria we leap out of bed for some of the best eggs in town! We referred to top food blogs and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews to find the best breakfasts. Kick-off your morning with creamy grits or perfect french toast and a frappe at these Alexandria eateries.

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Cortado Cafe

Tea & Coffee, $$, Seminary HillTea & Coffee, $$Alexandria, Seminary Hill
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Sprig's Coffee and Pastry Cafe

Tea & Coffee, $, Eisenhower EastTea & Coffee, $Alexandria, Eisenhower East
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

The Alley at Stomping Ground

American, $$, Potomac WestAmerican, $$Alexandria, Potomac West
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0
  • Your At Home Team, 2018

    The Best Breakfast Spots in Alexandria VA

    Your At Home Team, 2018
  • Female Foodie

    The Best Brunch in DC: Top 17 Picks

    Female Foodie

Mae's Market and Cafe

Old TownAlexandria, Old Town
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Matt and Tony's All Day Kitchen + Bar

American, $$, Potomac WestAmerican, $$Alexandria, Potomac West
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Lori's Table

Tea & Coffee, $, Old TownTea & Coffee, $Alexandria, Old Town
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Toastique

American, $$, King St. Metro-Eisenhower Ave.American, $$Alexandria, King St. Metro-Eisenhower Ave.
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Voila Pastry & Cafe

Bakery, $$, AlexandriaBakery, $$Alexandria
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

ESP Tea and Coffee

Tea & Coffee, $$, Old TownTea & Coffee, $$Alexandria, Old Town
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Cameron Cafe

Tea & Coffee, $, Landmark-Van DomTea & Coffee, $Alexandria, Landmark-Van Dom
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Cafe Du Soleil

Tea & Coffee, $$, Old TownTea & Coffee, $$Alexandria, Old Town
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Fresh Baguette

Bakery, $$, Old TownBakery, $$Alexandria, Old Town
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Manchester Bagel

Bagel shop, $, AlexandriaBagel shop, $Alexandria
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Uncle C's Chicken & Waffles

American, $$, AlexandriaAmerican, $$Alexandria
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

The Executive Diner

American, $$, King St. Metro-Eisenhower Ave.American, $$Alexandria, King St. Metro-Eisenhower Ave.
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Alexandria. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 16302 spots across Alexandria, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 518 lists and articles from the likes of Female Foodie and Your At Home Team – applying our boam magic to sift through results. For example, we considered Female Foodie - The Best Brunch in DC: Top 17 Picks and Your At Home Team - The Best Breakfast Spots in Alexandria VA as we sourced this ultimate list. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pinot Blanc with your cheese and spinach pancake

    A cheese and spinach pancake can be tricky to find a white wine pairing for. We would suggest trying Pinot Blanc. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its smooth and dry.

  • The ultimate drink pairing for berry pancake


    Finding the ideal drink pairing for berry pancake can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, sweet, pink wine balances the fresh berry pancake.

  • The ideal pairing for apple and cinnamon filled crepe

    Experts recommend pairing a apple and cinnamon filled crepe with a glass of Tokaji, a popular dessert wine.

Interesting facts

  • The United States's National Waffle Day

    National Waffle Day in The United States is when people celebrate_waffle. It falls on August 24.

  • The go-to pairing

    If you’re gonna be eating crepe, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice breton apple cider.

  • The priciest dish

    The most expensive omelette costs a whopping$1,000! Would you be willing to pay$1,000 for a fancy Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata?

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