7770-B Richmond Hwy.
Alexandria, VA 22306
Cuisines: Russian/E. European
Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 AM to 10 PM; Sunday 11:30 AM to 9 PM. Closed Monday.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Cevapcici (garlicky sausages with homemade bread); Bosnia Burger; grilled whole trout; krempita (a pastry layered with panna-cotta-like cream); chocolate-mousse cake.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Scene: Outdoor Seating
Why go: The checked tablecloths and paintings of coffee mugs make this Bosnian/German hybrid feel like a small-town breakfast cafe, but the heaping plates of schnitzel, sausage, and house-baked bread suggest rooted European cooking.
What to get: Whole trout and a large salad, all dressed with lemon juice and olive oil; cevapcici, garlicky sausages to be swaddled in hot bread with onion and sour cream; Bosnia burger, its meat tenderized with red-onion juice; chocolate-mousse cake with orange and walnuts.
Best for: Meat-and-potato types—there’s very little for vegetarians.
Insider tip: The generous portions can easily fill you up, but it’s worthwhile saving room for the sweets created by owner Ivan Svalina’s wife.
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