Brunch Spots in Alexandria, VA

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Whether you’re looking for a cozy spot to catch up with friends while sipping mimosas, somewhere with waterfront views or laid-back diner vibes, Alexandria, VA, just minutes from Washington, D.C., has a brunch spot for you. Alexandria’s independent restaurants are brimming with historic charm and ambiance, spacious patios, riverside views and mouthwatering menus. Keep reading to discover some of our favorite brunch spots in Old Town Alexandria, Del Ray and beyond, and prepare to toast the weekend.

Looking for more dining options, or perhaps the ideal outdoor eatery? There’s more to explore in Alexandria—just make sure to come hungry.

Sip-and-Savor Brunch

Evening Star Café
Settle in for brunch at Del Ray’s Evening Star Café to sample creations like the cast iron frittata and smoked pork scrapple, paired with Evening’s Star’s take on an Irish iced coffee.

Order a build-your-own mimosa bucket for the table and indulge in Cheesetique’s dairy-rich Del Ray dining, from the lemon ricotta pancakes to a mix-and-match charcuterie board for your table.

Mason Social
In addition to brunchtime classics, Mason Social in Old Town’s Parker-Gray neighborhood serves up quirky offerings like bacon funnel sticks and a “beermosa” made with Port City’s Optimal Wit.

Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap
Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap in Del Ray offers brunch options to match your mood, from the caprese omelet to the slow-simmered “Sunday gravy” spaghetti. Enhance any order with an Italian sparkler or non-alcoholic refreshers.

Whiskey & Oyster
Ease into your weekend with a feast from Carlyle’s Whiskey & Oyster, pairing your fare with breakfast cocktails such as the boozy chai latte or blueberry-lavender mimosa.

French Flavors

Fontaine Caffe

Pictured: Fontaine


For a French foray, Spend Sunday brunch at Bastille in Parker-Gray. Brunch specialties include the croque madame, savory shrimp beignets and more, while tempting treats like the pot de crème au chocolat end the meal on a sweet note.

Del Ray Café
Francophile brunchers can settle into a 1920’s Del Ray home to savor Del Ray Café’s duck leg confit, vegetarian and meat quiches and gluten-free options, all made in the peanut-free restaurant.

Old Town’s Fontaine transports diners to a continental café, with more than 20 crêpes options alone, filled with flavors from Tuscany to Paris to Morocco. The most popular crêpe is the Alexandrian, with smoked ham, sautéed mushrooms and Swiss cheese.

Seafood Specialties

Ada's on the River

Pictured: Ada’s on the River


Ada’s on the River
At waterside Ada’s on the River, the menu centers around meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes cooked to perfection in the wood-burning oven. Enjoy elevated brunch options including the Maine lobster omelet and lemon & ricotta pancakes served with smoked citrus syrup.

Located between Old Town and Carlyle, Laporta’s offers luscious brunch options including crave-worthy starters like crisply fried calamari, plus entrees including savory seafood crepes and tutta mare linguine, tossed with jumbo shrimp, fresh clams white wine butter.

The Warehouse
The Warehouse on King Street is a local favorite for their delicious seafood options including the Southern softshell crab and Southern-fried catfish. Feeling adventurous? Try the fried gator bites served with Cajun remoulade.

Waterside View

Vola's Patio

Pictured: Vola’s Dockside Grill

Blackwall Hitch

Looking for brunch and a show? Visit Blackwall Hitch on the waterfront for the weekly Sunday jazz brunch buffet. Soak in the view, tunes, seafood and carving stations before you dance back out to the riverside.

Jula’s on the Potomac
Jula’s on the Potomac‘s four-story-high balcony offers sweeping views of the Potomac River as a stunning backdrop for your meal, whether it’s the French toast bread pudding or garden truffle flatbread.

Flit over to Hummingbird at Hotel Indigo, whose blue-and-white décor enhances the nautical vibe splashed across the space. Don’t miss the shareable shrimp cocktails and mini lobster salad rolls.

Virtue Feed & Grain
At Virtue Feed & Grain, once an 1800s feed house, grab a table on the patio by Waterfront Park and fill up on breakfast taquitos, Chesapeake eggs benedict and loaded avocado toast.

Vola’s Dockside Grill
Under Vola’s riverside canopy of umbrellas, start with cheddar-jalapeño crab hushpuppies served with honey butter to tide you over as the tide rolls in beside you.

Southern Inspired

Hen Quarter
Brunchers who mean business need look no further than Hen Quarter’s bottomless family-style brunch. Don’t miss the chicken and waffles, with a crispy fried bird perched atop a corn and cheddar waffle base and sealed with bourbon maple syrup.

King & Rye
Head to King & Rye’s courtyard cocktail garden for brunch to sample cast iron cinnamon rolls with cream cheese, plus cocktails like the pomegranate mimosa.

Neighborhood Favorites

Pictured: Chadwicks

Close to the waterfront, laid-back Chadwicks’ loyal following loves the cinnamon butter-topped French toast and hearty breakfast tacos. String lights, exposed brick, cocktails and coffee welcome old and new fans alike.

City Kitchen
In the West End, brunch hub City Kitchen offers tempting menu items including a decadent breakfast pizza and jam-packed New Orleans “morning bowl,” plus an extensive drinks list including the strawberry “leminosa.”

Matt & Tony’s All-Day Kitchen + Bar
Del Ray brunch destination Matt & Tony’s serves creative starters such as rye bread spread with pistachio honey butter and short rib baked mac & cheese to whet your appetite for wide-ranging entrees such as masa pancakes and a vegan breakfast burrito.

Northside 10
Arlandria’s Northside 10 is an ideal watering hole for friends and family convening for brunch. Find crave-worthy comfort food, like the steak and eggs over chorizo hash, served up in a laid-back setting, including the pup-friendly covered porch.

Diner Delights

Van Dorn Diner
Pictured: Van Dorn Diner


Executive Diner & Café
1950s-themed Executive Diner & Café, located on Duke Street, offers perennial favorites pancakes hot off the griddle, corned beef hash browns more.

Table Talk
This classic Carlyle diner serves up unfussy fare with a touch of Southern flair, such as sausage gravy on biscuits served with home fries on the side.

Van Dorn Diner
In the West End, this mother-daughter-owned operation serves all-day breakfast favorites in an adorable, retro-style interior.

Casual Cafes

Cameron Café
Tucked inside Cameron Station, Cameron Café is a local coffee shop and café that brings together residents of the West End and visitors alike. The café’s ample outdoor seating is the perfect setting to sip, savor and socialize after an amble through nearby Ben Brenman Park.

Junction Bakery & Bistro
For a simple but scrumptious brunch, grab a selection of fresh-baked pastries from Del Ray’s Junction Bakery & Bistro along with your morning java. Or opt for a heartier plates like the breakfast burger and chicken chorizo burrito.

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