Cheap Eats 2007: Leopold’s Kafe & Konditorei

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.

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Ann Limpert
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Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.