best breakfast spots in Alexandria

Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day! So why not start off your day with a fabulous meal at one of the best breakfast spots in Alexandria? There are so many wonderful options throughout the city. Our team has gathered the best breakfast spots in Alexandria (in our opinion!) for you.

If you’re hungry, check out these breakfast spots in Alexandria.

THE BEST BREAKFAST SPOTS IN ALEXANDRIA – OLD TOWN

Fontaine Caffe & Creperie

119 S. Royal Street

Just off of King Street, Fontaine Caffe & Creperie is an intimate neighborhood gem offering sweet & savory crepes, along with other breakfast items like french toast and eggs.  With a cozy French vibe, it offers a wonderful atmosphere at any time of day. Always bustling, be prepared to wait for a table! Bonus – Fontaine also offers International Movie Night every Thursday at 7pm.

Jackson 20

480 King Street

Jackson 20 is our go-to brunch place in Old Town, offering a southern inspired traditional brunch menu. They also have wonderful specials on mimosas – especially for large groups – with magnum bottles of champagne.  With a spacious interior, it’s the perfect place to bring the whole family, including the little ones in strollers!

Bread & Chocolate

611 King Street

Located in the heart of Old Town, Bread & Chocolate is a great option for either a quick breakfast or a sit-down meal. Bread & Chocolate offers a wide range of pastries and breakfast options for everyone. Its weekend brunch menu includes a selection of omelets, French Benedicts, and French Toasts.

Hummingbird

220 S Union Street

One of Old Town’s newest waterfront spots, Hummingbird offers breakfast every day and the options are plentiful! From Avocado Toast to a full Irish Breakfast. It is sure to please everyone, not to mention the views of the Potomac as the sun rises!

Royal Restaurant

734 N. St Asaph Street

Every Sunday, the Royal Restaurant has a buffet and omelet station. The buffet includes waffles, French Toast, bacon, sausage, and more. Their normal breakfast menu features just about every breakfast food you can imagine. There’s no chance you will leave this restaurant hungry!

Table Talk

1623 Duke Street

If you are looking for the big, hearty, New Jersey diner feel, then hit Table Talk! All of its homemade classic meals and omelets are served with home fries. Table Talk’s generous servings will surely fill you up for the day. With a variety of menu options, everyone in the family is bound to find something they like with this restaurant.

Café 44

44 Canal Center Plaza #401

Views, views, views! Café 44 is the perfect place to have breakfast while you watch the sunrise on the Potomac. They say, “come for the food, stay for the view” and that could not be truer! With Waffle Wednesday and French Toast Friday you will have to try the rest of their large menu on the other days of the week! They also have special events for just about every holiday.

THE BEST BREAKFAST SPOTS IN ALEXANDRIA – ELSEWHERE IN TOWN

Del Ray Cafe

205 E. Howell Avenue

Served on Saturdays, Sundays and major holidays, the brunch at Del Ray Cafe is delicious. Their brunch menu consists of many starters, eggs, and omelets, including the option to create your own two-egg omelet. Also, their sweet or savory crêpes are available at any time during the day, so if you are in the mood for breakfast food in the afternoon, Del Ray Cafe is the perfect choice.

Stomping Ground

2309 Mount Vernon Avenue

The Stomping Ground has a fabulous breakfast selection, from breakfast chilaquiles to quinoa bowls. Everything in the restaurant is handmade from scratch using local and sustainable products. Be sure to try their breakfast grit bowl, consisting of anson mills grits, smoked gouda, chorizo, and more. Unfortunately, their breakfast is not offered all day, so if you miss breakfast, stay for their great lunch selection!

Junction Bakery and Bistro

1508 Mount Vernon Avenue

Also in Del Ray,  Junction Bakery and Bistro’s morning pastries and toasts are perfect for a light breakfast. Heartier options are also available (such as the Kim Chee – roasted pork shoulder, housemade kimchi and a fried egg on a brioche roll). Junction is also home to the Grateful Juice Co. and its handcrafted, freshly pressed juices, like Green Eyed Lady or Pomegranate.  Junction also sells whole cakes in amazing flavors such as Coffee Chocolate and Banana Peanut Butter.

Duck Donuts

3610-F King Street

Originally from North Carolina’s Outer Banks, these sinful donuts have made their way to Alexandria. Duck Donuts are delicious, handmade and fried to perfection. The toppings are custom-made to your choosing. Make sure you try their signature Maple & Bacon or Powdered Sugar & Blackberry Drizzle donuts!

Whether one of these restaurants is your “go-to” restaurant or new to you, you are bound to find an amazing breakfast.

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