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Le Bon Cafe

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National Mall
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210 2nd St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1943
+1 202-547-7200
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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138 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In many decades coming to DC I never saw this place. I ordered the salmon niciois and everything was fresh. The little cafe reminds me of some of the regular cafés in Lyon. The food is clean and simple. You order at the counter and pickup from the counter. However since I have a challenge the delivered to my table.... More 

Thank Princeton101st
Greensboro NC USA
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

French Flair. Some items are better than others but the breakfast is best and served during lunch too. This is a very tight little place so expect to rub shoulders.

Thank Ataraxia_Me
Alexandria, Virginia
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293 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing fancy about Le Bon Cafe, the the food is good and the atmosphere is relaxed. The location is across the street from the Library of Congress Madison Building - which is very convenient to Capitol Hill. There may be limited seating, but if the weather is nice, you could take the food to the seating in front... More 

Thank 349Charles25
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch here! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I highly recommend it!

Thank Ashley H
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Had a latte and roast beef for lunch here. Friendly staff, nice inside and out. The pastries all look good, I'll be back for more.

Thank Jon C
Big Sur, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

In midst of the Women's March, Le Bon Cafe opened its doors and made us feel welcome. So worth the wait. Watching them make the chocolate croissants by hand. Gourmet hot coffees. Little baked treats. I will be back.

Thank BigSurLady
Denton, Texas, United States
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We went on a Sunday as the other place we had been going to for breakfast was closed. The food was very similar to a Corner Street bakery or a Panera.

Thank Michan C
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely place for a quick lunch, breakfast or just a coffee. One of the best places for coffee on the Hill. It can get crowded, as it's just a small place. Very European feel.

Thank Tessa K
Bossier City, Louisiana
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63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I was attracted to this place because of the adorable window seat with cushion/pillows. However, I stayed and went back like 5 times because of the food and coffee! :) The ham & cheese croissant is perfect...toasted to a perfect airy crispness. Also, the Baked Egg Strata and Ham Quiche were wonderfully done as well. Cappuccino and Cafe au lait... More 

Thank Roux-de-LA-vi
Bossier City, Louisiana
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127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We stayed the week in the Capitol Hotel next door so the convenience was perfect for a short stroll to a local breakfast cafe. There isn't much seating, however, if you can get the window seat, you can have your breakfast with a view of the Library of Congress. I discovered the breakfast croissant and returned every morning all week... More 

Thank Scottdbaby

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, French, American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 2nd St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1943
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall
  • Neighbourhood: National Mall
  • Phone Number: +1 202-547-7200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?