Whether dining inside or outside on the terrace, our unique location on the fourth floor of Building 44 of prestigious Canal Center allows for sweeping views of the Potomac.
We offer reservations and table service, counter service, and online ordering via our website or app. We host private events (intimate or grand) and specialize in corporate catering.
Joe’s smooth craft cocktails and inspired playlist make for popular happy hours. Our Wine Down Wednesday, Chambong Thursday & Fiesta Friday themes keep things interesting and fun.
Our newest attraction is Champagne Brunch on Saturdays. With a tempting three-course prixe-fixe menu, à la carte favorites, an exciting champagne and cocktail menu, plus the best view in Old Town, there’s no
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–4:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am–1:00 pm
Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Alexandria’s Birthday celebration. Exceptional service from every staff member! Thank you for an amazing evening, at an impressive location!
Great neighborhood cafe! The ambiance is polished,casual and relaxed, the food is like home made, and the view is THE BEST! Great coffee and drinks make this our favorite cafe for breakfast, lunch or weekend brunch! Highly recommended!
My family and I were there for the Father's day cookout/buffet. The food was great, the live music was amazing, and the view was awesome.
A hidden gem right on the Potomac. Very good food and a reasonable price too. Quiet and not busy at all. Definitely recommend.
The view from the fourth floor restaurant is pretty, the food tasteful and satisfying. The coffee is very good.
What a great little spot! Service was great, food was excellent and the view is unbeatable! The menu is short and sweet. It was perfect for our 7am working breakfast!
Great view of the river! We went there for breakfast and then came back that same day for happy hour, which was also a great time. Would definitely recommend!
Great new local venue with wonderful view over the Potomac - highly recommended.
Delightful spot, with amazing river views. Good service and great food.
not many places open early for breakfast (not brunch) so we ended up here. It was blissfully quiet in part due to reasonable sized tables and spacing in between - though when full/tipsy I bet it's noisy b/c of the hard surfaces.
lovely light/view. Good food. Unhurried, polite service.
Odd location and a bit hard to find - suggest sign in front of building.
Great choice for happy hour and brunch. Most fabuloaus view of the Potomac River! Friendly staff
A little loud for my taste at lunch, but happy to see this place thriving. Food was okay but maybe I picked the wrong thing this time. Def will be back!
Interesting cafe for a drink and meal. Very pleasant service and view was great. We will need to check out the brunch.
We enjoyed the taco Tuesday! Hard to beat a tasty shrimp taco for $3!
Also, curried chicken salad is very good.
I found Cafe 44 by googling Easter Brunch in Washington DC. This popped up. I loved that it was on the Potomac River. The pictures of the river were amazing and the restaurant looked bright and cheery. When we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly hostess who warmly welcomed us. They gave us a seat by the window as we requested. The waiter was polite, friendly and attentive but not overly hovering. It’s located on the 4th floor of an office building and was inthey also have an outdoor terrace. They are slowly opening their doors to the public and on weekends as it was initially for weekday business lunches. This was a great find and we will definitely go back to enjoy the terrace. Highly recommend you check this little gem out. 5FA32879-91F6-4BE5-961E-307575BBB91B.HEIC. C5F485C4-E791-4C34-919A-84547EB20773.HEIC C4D3213A-52F0-4809-B15E-AE9A088006C2.HEIC
Unbelievable views of the Potomac River combined with a great staff, reasonably priced meals, & fairly decent food. My wife & I went to Cafe 44 for Easter Brunch & the meal was much improved over the previous visit we had paid there. The word still hasn't gotten out about this gem & its hot location, so I am going to continue to enjoy the easy access while I still can. Can't wait for the warm weather to start enjoying the outdoor seating & unobstructed water view.
We had Easter brunch at Cafe 44 and it was delicious! Service was excellent and wait staff was very attentive and friendly! Was a tad expensive but for a special occasion it’s well worth it! Will be back again whenever we are in Alexandria again!
Less one star because it is not a kid friendly place ( no kid's menu , high chair , changing table in the bathroom) but other than that this place is awesome. Will definitely return ( without kid)
Difficult to access, especially on a Saturday. Server was excellent, responded well to multiple requests. Beautiful view.
Food was a bit disappointing, especially the biscuits.
Will try again on a weekday.
Awesome new restaurant and happy hour setting! Definitely a hidden gem that we are looking forward to going back to! Great service, views, drinks, and decor!
Honestly, Cafe 44 earns 3 stars for their food, but 5 stars for the staff & the incredible location. I discovered their existence during Alexandria's Restaurant Week, hadn't heard of them prior. They are tucked away in an office building in North Old Town off the beaten path astride the river & Mount Vernon Trail, so Cafe 44 is easy to miss. What you don't want to miss is the spectacular, unobstructed view of the Potomac River & Maryland/DC shoreline. The food is so-so, but it is priced accordingly. They have a 4 - 7 PM happy hour which I plan to enjoy once the weather warms up a bit. I'm certain once the word gets out about Cafe 44's location & ambience, it is going to become a regular stop on the Old Town entertainment circuit.
My friend and I went for brunch during restaurant week. Food was good, service was not. It was about 30 minutes until we received our drinks and an hour until we were served our food. We were given our entree first and had to tell them we had not received our appetizer. No apologies were given. Dessert was great. I would try this place for brunch again, maybe it was just really busy due to restaurant week.
This was my first visit, but definitely not my last. The wait staff was friendly and attentive without hovering. The good was delicious and a good portion size.
The only down side was the parking garbage which was confusing and no parking validation available. I would go with on street parking next time.