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Cheap Eats 2009: Buzz
Great food, low prices, lots of fun.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 23, 2009
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Buzz - Del Ray
Address: 901 Slaters Ln. , Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-600-2899
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Del Ray, Alexandria, Old Town
Cuisines: American, Breakfast, Deli/Quick Bites
Opening Hours: Monday through Thursday 6 AM to 11 PM, Friday 6 AM to midnight, Saturday 7 AM to midnight, Sunday 7 AM to 11 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Braddock Road
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Chocolate/coffee Buzz cupcake; cream-filled 9:30 cupcake; farmhouse brownie; cinnamon bun; turtle cheesecake; rice-crispy square; maple-pecan granola; sausage biscuit; cheddar/maple-sausage quiche; breakfast brioche with bacon and egg; meatloaf panino; pa
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Delivery, Weekend Brunch, Breakfast, Good for Desert

Why go: Bakery, cafe, coffeehouse, lounge—this multipurpose Alexandria destination does it all well.

What to get: Breakfast brioche stuffed with bacon, egg, and cheese; pastrami panini with artisanal pork or herby cheese panini; pesto pasta salad with diced zucchini and pine nuts; Buzz cupcake and Farmhouse brownie, both of which fuse Illy espresso and chocolate.

Best for: Laptop toters seeking a wi-fi spot (you can have a satisfying breakfast, lunch, and dinner all in one place); parents looking to distract kids with the food-themed toys in the play area.

Insider tip: If you want to build your own sandwich with the Red Apron cured meats that Buzz uses, you can buy them at Planet Wine in Alexandria year-round or at the Penn Quarter, Ballston, and other area farmers markets in season.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

 
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