Cheap Eats 2007: Leopold's Kafe & Konditorei
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Leopold's Kafe & Konditorei
Address: 3315 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-965-6005
Neighborhood: Georgetown
Cuisines: German/Austrian, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Tuesday 8 AM to 10 PM, Wednesday 8 AM to 11 PM, Thursday through Saturday 8 AM to midnight.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Foggy Bottom-GWU
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Classic wiener schnitzel; grilled branzino filet with wilted baby spinach; watercress-endive-pear-and-Gorgonzola salad; sliced cucumbers, radishes, dill, and walnuts with honeyed yogurt.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

The roomy table in the corner near the pastry case is where you’ll find Austrian owner (and real-estate mogul) Anthony Lanier relaxing over coffee and an Esterhazy, a cream-filled, almond-and-hazelnut pastry.

Lanier’s walk down memory lane is everyone’s gain: You can sip Verlangerter (Austrian coffee) beside the mini fountain outside or indulge in crisp veal schnitzel and almond-cream-and-raspberry-jam-filled linzertorte at one of the white-and-chrome tables.

Along the way are diversions like Kasnocken, a mac-and-cheese–like casserole of spaetzle and Emmentaler topped with crunchy onions; a stylish smoked trout salad; and for heartier souls, knackwurst with red cabbage and potato dumplings.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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