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Caboose Cafe & Bakery

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2419 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1352
+1 703-566-1283
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Burke, Virginia
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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, dairy products or lunch items!

1 Thank ctp2236
Fort Myers, Florida
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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
Anacortes, Washington
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472 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I love the bacon sandwiches, and just hanging outside on a summer day in Alexandria. The prices are right, and the service is both fast and friendly. I am sure you will enjoy you visit to Caboose. The also have great breakfasts and Ethiopian food,

Thank zip98221
New Jersey
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190 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Unassuming eatery in the Del Rey neighborhood, but don't let that stop you from going there! We had lunch there and would go back very often if we were closer. They offer everything from vegan Ethiopian food to meat & cheese sandwiches, baked goods and wonderful Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee. If you sit outside you can bring your pooch with you,... More 

Thank citygirlpz
Alexandria, Virginia
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Dropped by for lunch on Monday. They have a full Ethiopean menu for dinner, but do have three entrees at lunch in addition to a variety of panini and cold sandwiches. We ordered the Beef Alitcha and the Chicken Infillay. There's also a Vegan sampler that we didn't try. Both stews came with two rolls of Injera. Quite tasty and... More 

Thank RayleighR
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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227 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I went here once for breakfast and was really surprised to see that they also have Ethiopean food. And it is good! Had an impressive selection of different meat and veggie options and all were great. Breakfast options are pretty standard diner fare and were also good. The menu features quite a few Italian dishes as well.

Thank valzebub
Alexandria, VA
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1,602 reviews
832 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 520 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

On the north end of Del Ray, Caboose is a neighborhood café with a loyal cadre of customers. I had eaten dinner there in the past, but discovered their breakfast menu one Saturday morning in the fall when everything else along the Avenue was booked and have made it a regular stop. They serve a very good breakfast, built around... More 

Thank jeffl499
Ithaca, New York
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Went in here a couple times to do work on my computer. I was in during the afternoon so didn't have a full meal, but menu items seemed interesting. The main thing I noticed here was the service. I'm not sure if it was the owner or manager, but he was so outgoing and pleasant and helpful with everyone. Other... More 

Thank leesh19
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Service was pleasant and coffee was quick. Omelet is made fresh so a little wait is fine by me. They have some bakery samples and the cranberry and gingersnap muffins were really good. I really liked the fall centerpieces which were based with stale rolls and pretty cute. The latte I had was a little too watery for my taste... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Ethiopian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?