The Best Breakfast Spots in Alexandria

January 15, 2024 | Inside Alexandria | By: The Goodhart Group

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!) near you.

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



119 S. Royal Street 703-535-8151
Alexandria, VA 22314 Visit Website

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 7 pm.

Open for breakfast Monday – Friday 10 am – 3 pm

Open for brunch Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 3pm

King & Rye

480 King Street 703-842-2761
Alexandria, VA 22314 Visit Website

King & Rye 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!

Open for breakfast Tuesday – Friday, 7 am – 10 am
Open for brunch Saturday & Sunday, 8 am – 2 pm

Sonoma Cellar

207 King Street 703-566-9867
Alexandria, VA 22314 Visit Website

Many head to Sonoma Cellar for the stellar wine tasting classes. Did you know that they kill it at Brunch too? With $20 mimosa or Bellini pitchers, the drinks quickly get pouring. Not only is this place perfect for Book Club (aka wine club) or just a nice night out. Sonoma Cellar is that place to go!


220 S Union Street 703-566-1355
Alexandria, VA 22314 Visit Website

One of Old Town’s newest waterfront spots, Hummingbird offers breakfast with brunch on Saturday and Sunday. From Avocado Toast to French toast and steak and eggs. 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 703-548-1616
Alexandria, VA 22314, Visit Website

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. Try the French connection, which includes two slices of French Toast with two egg, home fries, and your choice of chicken apple wood sausage, bacon, sausage, canadian Bacon, or ham. There’s no chance you will leave this restaurant hungry!

Table Talk

1623 Duke Street 703-548-3989
Alexandria, VA 22314 Visit Website

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.

Jula’s on the Potomac

44 Canal Center Plaza #401 571-344-9100
Alexandria, VA 22314 Visit Website

Views, views, views! Jula’s is the perfect place to have brunch while you take in amazing views of the Potomac. They say, “come for the food, stay for the view” and that could not be truer! Try the eggs benedict or drool-worthy french toast break pudding. They also have special events for just about every holiday, and this is a great space to host your own private event as well.

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Del Ray Cafe

205 E. Howell Avenue 703-717-9151
Alexandria, VA 22301 Visit Website

The breakfast and brunch options at Del Ray Cafe are 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.

Matt & Tony’s

1501 Mount Vernon Avenue 703-429-4950
Alexandria, VA 22301 Visit Website

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!

Open for breakfast Tuesday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm; Saturday & Sunday 8 am – 5 pm

Junction Bakery and Bistro

1508 Mount Vernon Avenue 703-436-0025
Alexandria, VA 22301 Visit Website

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 571-357-1742
Alexandria, VA 22302 Visit Website

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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  1. I am fortunate enough to get a chance to visit all these places. My favorite one among all is Fontaine Caffe & Creperie as its cafe menu covers offers really delicious & healthy breakfast.

  2. This is really my kind of place as it really good atmosphere. I visited Fontaine Caffe & Creperie and I loved as its cafe menu covers offers really delicious & healthy breakfast.

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