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Caboose Cafe & Bakery

2419 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1352
+1 703-566-1283
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good46%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“chicken” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Ethiopian, African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2419 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1352
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Closing replaced by a hot new place called snack bar. Worth checking out. Breakfast lunch and bar. You’ll like it

Thank achates7
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Stand in line, order your food, grab a seat, wait. Food comes out in about 15 min. Wife had roast beef sandwich, the only thing less chewy is bubble gum. I had a deli pennine. Meat tasted a bit off. Ice tea was weak and...More

1  Thank Retailer
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

A small but busy local cafe. I believe they serve Ethiopian food in the evening. I visited for breakfast and had omelette and sausage with cheddar cheese. It was god quality with only a short wait for the food to be prepared. Tons of coffee...More

Thank DexxTravels
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Stopped in for lunch with siblings and had a reasonable one, although quite slow service and some mix up in the orders. But a reasonable selection.

Thank Beata M
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Every time, I'm there- I become sick from eating there. Tuesday- I had purchased a hot sandwich and a tea- 20 minutes later- I was nauseous and dehydrated, left work - went home. Something is wrong with that place! I think the Health Inspector needs...More

1  Thank ctp2236
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Since moving to Alexandria, I've been stopping at local places for either breakfast or lunch. Some places in Del Ray are insufferably chic while others like Caboose Cafe are just basic good food with a comfortable table and chairs either inside or out.

Thank Mary Ann W
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This was our first try of Ethiopian food, accompanied by some folks who'd been there on several occasions and recommended it. Everything was flavorful and full of spice. We shared both a meat (TIbbs) sampler and vegan sampler, which included beef and chicken, spicy red...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here forever- as of lately. Every time, I have eaten lunch, within 2 hours- I get bad gastrointestinal problems and have to leave work, because of it. I don't know what is going there- what isn't being are refrigerated their mayo,...More

2  Thank ctp2236
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A great little breakfast place we love their burritos. And their baked goods. Be sure you place your order and then sit down then they bring the food to your table

Thank hellams26
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I've been here twice. Cute environs. Friendly staff. Both times they've been out of main entree items. This time after I paid, they told me they were out of kebabs and tried to talk me into salad instead. Double check before ordering.

Thank Hazelcade
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2419 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1352
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-566-1283
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