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Fontaine Caffe & Creperie

$$ - $$$
Old Town
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119 South Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-535-8151
17:30 - 22:00
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

ir iS UNassuming on the outside, but it so charming inside and makes for a very cozy and friendly atmosphere, the food is good with a very appealing menu

Thank drudol
Franklinville, New Jersey
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank goodness for trip advisor finding and recommending!! We had the cinnamon Sangria, which was delicious. Devoured our crepes and enjoyed the excellent service and ambiance. Highly recommend!! Menu was very diverse!

Thank Millerdes
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely small intimate cafe in old town. Great food and not too price. Great coffee too. Really good unobtrusive service. They do not rush you. I will go again.

Thank Lynnette F
Richfield, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This quaint restaurant was so good we ate there twice! Loved every morsel of both the savory and sweet crepes. Owners and wait staff could not be nicer!!

Thank cdOhio123
Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've lived in France. Yeah, it sure doesn't make me special, but it does give me perspective on what crepe (savory and sweet) should taste like. I found the best sweet/dessert crepe in Virginia at Fontaine Caffe and Creperie on South Royal Street in Alexandria, VA. Savory crepes: I tried a couple of their savory crepes and they were...meh to... More 

1 Thank SonnieL
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128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We like this place for its savory crêpes and genuine hard ciders from Normandy-France. The Alexandrian and the salmon crêpes are very good. There are several very good Apple hard ciders to match your dish with but the best is the Pear dry hard cider from Normandy "Poiré". Beats most of the white wines on the list! A must try!

Thank Pascal S
Washington, DC
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We met a friend here for lunch with our one-year old. I had high hopes as the atmosphere is cute and the menu looks promising, but our server was rude and the manager too. Halfway through the meal, the manager came over and started cleaning up crumbs from around my baby's high chair. I said, please don't, I will pick... More 

1 Thank C L
Edgartown, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 

Thank 1101Traveler
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 

Thank JMR0731
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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 

Thank TrishHWashington_DC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 17
French, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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