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Fontaine Caffe & Creperie

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119 South Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-535-8151
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10:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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Edgartown, Massachusetts
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fontaine is one of our "go-to places" in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. With an accompaniment of fine wine, we enjoyed our crisp and perfectly seasoned salad. The trout was superb. We topped it off with Fontaine's "Black Forest," a tasty crepe filled with chocolate ice cream covered with a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Note: Fontaine does not take reservations but... More 

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Cincinnati
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thought this cafe was adorable. They were very nice to us and let us dine outside for brunch with our dog. Alexandria is pet friendly but restaurants are always tricky. We all have crepes. My daughter had the berry crepe that had ice cream! So that was apparently a hit. I had the ham and swiss since I was in... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Opening in 2008, Chef/owner Kyong Yi and sister Suyi followed their mother's advice: "People can taste the effort no matter how simple the meal". A graduate of the California Culinary Academy of San Francisco, Kyong Yi runs a great caffe. She waits on tables, orchestrates the 'no reservation' long line of hungry guests with aplomb, and ensures all is well.... More 

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Thank TrishHWashington_DC
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It had great coffee. My wife got french toast and I can't remember the dish I had. It was as all great. It was nice and quiet and had good service.

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Thank trothwell78
Darien, Connecticut
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here before and go back again and again because it is good. The crapes are the real thing and we have enjoyed both the lunch crapes and the deserts. A bit above off my diet but worth going off diet for a day.

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Thank Sherry F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very boutique caffe, their crepes are unbelievably delicious. I always get their zenist savory crepe which is made with buckwheat with a filling of lentils made with coconut milk. It's to die for. Seriously! Plus it's gluten free. So win win if you are gluten intolerant.

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Thank DC_FoodnTravel
Dover, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Located in downtown Alexandria section of the district, the lunch was perfect. crepes outstanding as was the soup. Friendly service. Probably our best meal of the weekend!

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Thank Lisa B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful!! Well visiting my daughter in Alexandria we have been eating out quite a bit. Tonight we went to this incredible restaurant. I cannot give this establishment any more praise than to say "superb!". My daughter and I had the "Zenist", my wife the "Farmers Market". The latter was very good. The Zenist, however, was melt-in-your mouth delicious. I wish... More 

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Thank Feetone
DC
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215 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

An excellent little creperie in Old Town Alexandria. The Fontaine Caffe and Creperie offers savory as well as traditional sweet crepes. The savory are gluten free, however all the crepes contain dairy. Offerings also include salads, vegan/vegetarian options, cocktails, wines, and more. The cafe offers two dining rooms as well as outside patio dining. The front room is a bit... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Whether you're into crepes or quiche, this is just a lovely neighborhood restaurant that perfectly replicates the sidewalk café atmosphere of Paris and other European cities. The owner's story (on the menus) is fabulous and her effort to personally wait tables and ensure that every diner has a fabulous experience is evident and obvious. Besides just dining, there are crepe-making... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Cuisine
French, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 South Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-535-8151
Description
Join us for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, or for Thursday French movie night. Fontaine is locally owned and operated causal European style restaurant is located in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria. Fontaine Caffe & Creperie serves Steak Frites, Mussels, Pates, Roasted Trout, Cheese, Vegetarian dishes, authentic savory and sweet French crepes paired with French Cidres in a casual European restaurant setting. Our carefully crafted seasonal menu, extensive craft beer and boutique wine selection, friendly service, and elegant, yet cozy, atmosphere makes Fontaine restaurant the perfect place to rendezvous with old friends and meet new ones.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?