Team Cafe 44 is Vaccinated!

Team Cafe 44 is Vaccinated!

About Us

Café 44 is a stylish American eatery situated along the Waterfront in Old Town Alexandria. We cater to a local crowd, attracting those who appreciate a spectacular view, quality food, great wine and craft cocktails. Whether you are a regular or a first-time guest, you are received with warmth and enthusiasm.

Known as a hidden gem, we’re the ideal place to gather with family and friends. For those who prefer to dine at home, we offer online ordering with pick-up in the cafe.

Please note, we are 100% cash-free and have a two-hour table limit. Our full safety and restaurant protocols can be found on the Contact page.

OLD TOWN NORTH

44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 401, Alexandria, VA 22314

Hours

Closed Monday
Tuesday-Friday: 11:30am-10pm
Saturday: 9am-10pm
Sunday: 9am-5pm

Hours

CLOSED MONDAY
Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-10pm
Saturday 9am-10pm
Sunday 9am-5pm

OLD TOWN NORTH

44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 401,
Alexandria, VA 22314 | 571.344.9100

About Us

Café 44 is a stylish American eatery situated along the Waterfront in Old Town Alexandria. We cater to a local crowd, attracting those who appreciate a spectacular view, quality food, great wine and craft cocktails. Whether you are a regular or a first-time guest, you are received with warmth and enthusiasm.

Known as a hidden gem, we’re the ideal place to gather with family and friends. For those who prefer to dine at home, we offer online ordering with pick-up in the cafe.

Please note, we are 100% cash-free and have a two-hour table limit. Our full safety and restaurant protocols can be found on the Contact page.

COVID PROTOCOLS

COVID PROTOCOLS

We have made great strides in the fight against Coronavirus, but as the highly contagious delta variant continues to strike our community, we are stepping up our safety measures.

All employees are now required to show proof of being vaccinated.

Effective November 1, 2021 patrons who wish to dine indoors will be required to show proof of being vaccinated (at least one shot within the past two weeks) or present a recent negative Covid test (within 3 days). A digital copy on your phone or a paper copy is acceptable. Children under 12 years old are excluded from this policy, but must wear a mask unless actively eating or drinking.

Though it is encouraged, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face mask.

We understand this policy is not without controversy and invite you to express any and all concerns to info@cafe44.com.

While we are taking your safety and that of our staff very seriously, we cannot guarantee that any of these measures will protect you from contracting COVID-19.

We have made great strides in the fight against Coronavirus, but as the highly contagious delta variant continues to strike our community, we are stepping up our safety measures.

All employees are now required to show proof of being vaccinated.

Effective November 1, 2021 patrons who wish to dine indoors will be required to show proof of being vaccinated (at least one shot within the past two weeks) or present a recent negative Covid test (within 3 days). A digital copy on your phone or a paper copy is acceptable. Children under 12 years old are excluded from this policy, but must wear a mask unless actively eating or drinking.

Though it is encouraged, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face mask.

We understand this policy is not without controversy and invite you to express any and all concerns to info@cafe44.com.

While we are taking your safety and that of our staff very seriously, we cannot guarantee that any of these measures will protect you from contracting COVID-19.

BOOS & BOOZE

BOOS & BOOZE

Join us for a fun filled Halloween weekend featuring themed craft cocktails and treats.

Friday-Sunday October 29-31, 2021

Costumes & Reservations encouraged.

Join us for a fun filled Halloween weekend featuring themed craft cocktails and treats.

Friday-Sunday October 29-31, 2021

Costumes & Reservations encouraged.

THE POTOMAC EXPERIENCE

THE POTOMAC EXPERIENCE

Book the Potomac Experience and enjoy a complimentary welcome toast, a 3-hour table time, and a guarantee that your chosen table will be reserved just for you.

$350 Food and Beverage (F&B) minimum applies, plus tax and 20% gratuity – up to 10 guests.

$450 Food and Beverage (F&B) minimum applies, plus tax and 20% gratuity – up to 12 guests.

A non-refundable prepayment of $100 is required to confirm the reservation.

For reservations email events@cafe44.com.

Book the Potomac Experience and enjoy a complimentary welcome toast, a 3-hour table time, and a guarantee that your chosen table will be reserved just for you.

$350 Food and Beverage (F&B) minimum applies, plus tax and 20% gratuity – up to 10 guests.

$450 Food and Beverage (F&B) minimum applies, plus tax and 20% gratuity – up to 12 guests.

A non-refundable prepayment of $100 is required to confirm the reservation.

For reservations email events@cafe44.com.

BAR 44

BAR 44

Welcome to the all new Bar 44, where the view is spectacular and the cocktails are always flowing.

Located on the rooftop terrace @ Cafe 44, this space offers a sophisticated yet laid back vibe.

Take in the panoramic view of the Potomac River, MGM National Harbor, and the Washington Monuments as you dine and enjoy the moment.

Though it is not heated, Bar 44 is open year round except during inclement weather.

Walk-ins are always welcome, but reservations are highly encouraged. Be sure to ask for Bar 44 when making your reservation.

Bar 44 has high top seating, as well as standard height tables. We cannot guarantee your preference will be available. 

Please note, there’s a step to get out to the balcony, which leads to the terrace. Watch your step when entering and exiting the balcony.

Welcome to the all new Bar 44, where the view is spectacular and the cocktails are always flowing.

Located on the rooftop terrace @ Cafe 44, this space offers a sophisticated yet laid back vibe.

Take in the panoramic view of the Potomac River, MGM National Harbor, and the Washington Monuments as you dine and enjoy the moment.

Though it is not heated, Bar 44 is open year round except during inclement weather.

Walk-ins are always welcome, but reservations are highly encouraged. Be sure to ask for Bar 44 when making your reservation.

Bar 44 has high top seating, as well as standard height tables. We cannot guarantee your preference will be available. 

Please note, there’s a step to get out to the balcony, which leads to the terrace. Watch your step when entering and exiting the balcony.

BEVERAGES

BEVERAGES

Voted ‘Best Bar in Alexandria’ by Zebra readers, our Beverage menu aims to please!

Our award-winning craft cocktails are made with top shelf spirits; bitters and syrups; fresh fruits, juices, and spices.

The thoughtfully curated wine and champagne list pairs nicely with our cuisine and relaxed waterfront vibe.

For those who prefer a non-alcoholic option, we offer an array of seasonal mocktails.

Voted ‘Best Bar in Alexandria’ by Zebra readers, our Beverage menu aims to please!

Our award-winning craft cocktails are made with top shelf spirits; bitters and syrups; fresh fruits, juices, and spices.

The thoughtfully curated wine and champagne list pairs nicely with our cuisine and relaxed waterfront vibe.

For those who prefer a non-alcoholic option, we offer an array of seasonal mocktails.

ALL DAY DINING

ALL DAY DINING

With a panoramic view of the Potomac River, dining at Cafe 44 is nothing short of breathtaking.

Executive Chef Nicki brings a fresh and innovative approach to traditional cooking. In addition to patron favorites such as shrimp & grits, crab & lobster ravioli, short rib, and seared salmon, she enjoys delighting guests with unique specials and her unforgettable key lime pie.

The All Day menu is offered Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-10pm and Saturday 5-10pm. Our last seating is at 8pm.

With a panoramic view of the Potomac River, dining at Cafe 44 is nothing short of breathtaking.

Executive Chef Nicki brings a fresh and innovative approach to traditional cooking. In addition to patron favorites such as shrimp & grits, crab & lobster ravioli, short rib, and seared salmon, she enjoys delighting guests with unique specials and her unforgettable key lime pie.

The All Day menu is offered Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-10pm and Saturday 5-10pm. Our last seating is at 8pm.

BRUNCH

BRUNCH

At Cafe 44 it’s not just brunch, it’s an experience!

Voted the ‘Best Brunch in Old Town’, our spectacular view, rooftop terrace, brunch cocktails, and chef-driven menu bring patrons from all over metro DC and beyond.

Our Brunch menu is offered Saturday 9am-3pm and Sunday 9am-5pm. Our last seating is 2pm Saturdays and 3pm Sundays.

At Cafe 44 it’s not just brunch, it’s an experience!

Voted the ‘Best Brunch in Old Town’, our spectacular view, rooftop terrace, brunch cocktails, and chef-driven menu bring patrons from all over metro DC and beyond.

Our Brunch menu is offered Saturday 9am-3pm and Sunday 9am-5pm. Our last seating is 2pm Saturdays and 3pm Sundays.

HAPPY HOUR

HAPPY HOUR

Join us Tuesday-Saturday from 3-6pm for a fun and lively happy hour overlooking the Potomac.

Enjoy $5 beer, $6 house wine, and $7 spirits, as well as $3 off flatbreads.

Please note, on Saturdays from 3-5pm we only offer the happy hour menu.

Join us Tuesday-Saturday from 3-6pm for a fun and lively happy hour overlooking the Potomac.

Enjoy $5 beer, $6 house wine, and $7 spirits, as well as $3 off flatbreads.

Please note, on Saturdays from 3-5pm we only offer the happy hour menu.

In The Spotlight

THE BALCONY

THE BALCONY

With spectacular views of the Potomac River and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, our heated waterfront balcony is in high demand for casual dining and intimate gatherings.

The balcony is open year round except during inclement weather.

Walk-ins are always welcome, but reservations are highly encouraged. Be sure to ask for The Balcony when making your reservation.

Please note, the Balcony has high top seating, as well as standard height tables. We cannot guarantee your preference will be available.

We have a strict ‘do not move the furniture’ policy. This is in place for many important reasons. Please adhere to it.

Watch your step up/down when entering/exiting the balcony.

With spectacular views of the Potomac River and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, our heated waterfront balcony is in high demand for casual dining and intimate gatherings.

The balcony is open year round except during inclement weather.

Walk-ins are always welcome, but reservations are highly encouraged. Be sure to ask for The Balcony when making your reservation.

Please note, the Balcony has high top seating, as well as standard height tables. We cannot guarantee your preference will be available.

We have a strict ‘do not move the furniture’ policy. This is in place for many important reasons. Please adhere to it.

Watch your step up/down when entering/exiting the balcony.

INDOOR DINING

INDOOR DINING

Breathtaking views abound in the welcoming indoor space.

The orange leather banquette and white marble tables join fine art and stylish decor to create a relaxed yet refined ambience.

Join us for a casual lunch, romantic dinner, or weekend brunch.

We offer large party bookings, semi-private and private events. Inquire within or via email, events@cafe44.com.

Breathtaking views abound in the welcoming indoor space.

The orange leather banquette and white marble tables join fine art and stylish decor to create a relaxed yet refined ambience.

Join us for a casual lunch, romantic dinner, or weekend brunch.

We offer large party bookings, semi-private and private events. Inquire within or via email, events@cafe44.com.

CAFE 44 HOSTED EVENTS

CAFE 44 HOSTED EVENTS

From holiday brunches and themed-events to wine tastings and chef’s dinners, there’s always something fun happening at Cafe 44. Visit our Cafe Hosted Events page to see what we have in store.
From holiday brunches and themed-events to wine tastings and chef’s dinners, there’s always something fun happening at Cafe 44. Visit our Cafe Hosted Events page to see what we have in store.

EXECUTIVE CHEF

EXECUTIVE CHEF

The proverbial stamps in Chef Nicki’s culinary passport did not come from trotting the actual globe, but from working as a young chef at Walt Disney World’s beloved Epcot. It was there that Nicki gained the attention of some of the best chefs in the company and in the industry, and received invaluable training that would make a lasting impact on her future.

“That time had the greatest influence on my cooking and gave me the most courage to find myself and speak through my food,” says Nicki. “I pride myself on being Southern, and it is truly something I enjoy sharing with people through food.”

The proverbial stamps in Chef Nicki’s culinary passport did not come from trotting the actual globe, but from working as a young chef at Walt Disney World’s beloved Epcot. It was there that Nicki gained the attention of some of the best chefs in the company and in the industry, and received invaluable training that would make a lasting impact on her future.

“That time had the greatest influence on my cooking and gave me the most courage to find myself and speak through my food,” says Nicki. “I pride myself on being Southern, and it is truly something I enjoy sharing with people through food.”

OWNER & VISIONARY

OWNER & VISIONARY

“The secret of Cafe 44 isn’t about what can be seen or touched, but what can be felt and sensed.”

Thank you for choosing to join us at Café 44, where all are welcome. We know you have many excellent dining options and feel honored when you choose us. In return, we feel it’s our mission to provide an exceptional experience every time.

Should we ever fall short, please let your server and/or a manager know, so we may learn and improve. If you feel it requires my attention, please feel free to email me at info@cafe44.com.

Jula Jane Coggins

Jula Jane Coggins
Owner & Visionary

“The secret of Cafe 44 isn’t about what can be seen or touched, but what can be felt and sensed.”