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Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Just Above Dupont Circle NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1103
+1 202-387-3825
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (127 reviews)
“crab cake pasta” (22 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Just Above Dupont Circle NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1103
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having visited the National Geographic Museum nearby, we strolled on to the Afterwords Cafe for lunch. The menu is very good, I enjoyed the crab cakes, the lady the bacon omelette, both well presented. Friendly and efficient staff added to our visit. The outdoor seating...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 5 days ago

Heard about this place, walked around once but never sat down to eat or drink. Their food and drinks were outstanding. Their chicken entree that came with mac n cheese and mumbo sauce was out of this world. The perfect dish for someone who I...More

Thank swaglio
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really cute atmosphere, even better food. Crab cake eggs Benedict was wildly delicious, tasted like fresh Maryland crab. The bacon was crispy! The biscuits are not traditional, kind of reminds me of soft Texas toast. Recommend highly for brunch! 4 stars bec it is pricey!!

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here this morning and I was so disappointed. Having eaten at lots of DC establishments this was by far the worst experience. My hotel was across the street and I had eaten in the hotel the two morning previously. I had to look...More

Thank thefirstsource
Justin O, Guest Relations Manager at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, it would be helpful to learn more information about your visit, specifically which items you ordered. If you have a moment, please contact us at justino@kramers.com

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday Brunch... now how difficult is that? Chaotic hosting, not very clean tables and over-crowded in our door space. We were brought 3 meals that weren’t ours... they didn’t have what we ordered...and we finally got our meal - a big so what. Ok, so...More

Thank DDFiuto
Justin O, Guest Relations Manager at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, We appreciate your feedback. Would it be possible to speak with you about this further? Please contact us at justino@kramers.com.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great, reasonably priced cafe with outdoor seating and a fun wait staff. We went for breakfast and had the nan bread avocado toast which is delicious and my friend had yogurt and fruit which was....yogurt and fruit. Our waiter had a real sense of humor...More

Thank BStreetTraveler
Justin O, Guest Relations Manager at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, We are glad that you enjoyed the avocado toast, yogurt bowl and a few mimosas. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to come here for books and pints when I lived in DC five years ago and its still brilliant. The space has been expanded a bit which is great. The staff is still sharp and the bar still a cool place to relax....More

Thank Alberto G
Justin O, Guest Relations Manager at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Alberto, It was good to have you back, thanks for taking the time to write us a review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had great meals. I had a chicken hotpot pie.. fantastic. My wife had a duck salad. Good size salad. At the check time I was surprised by the good value. Check out the menu and reserve you will not be disappointed.

Thank Lionel P
Justin O, Guest Relations Manager at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, we are glad that you and your wife enjoyed the chicken pot pie and duck salad. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice place to enjoy looking for a good read and definitely to stop at the cafe, a very enjoyable place. It is very busy on Saturdays so make sure you check times to visit. The food is a little high and the service...More

Thank Travelcooking
Justin O, Guest Relations Manager at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for the feedback about service and pricing. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself with a friend while visiting.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner at a quiet period and it was great. Went with 4 colleagues the following evening and it was so different. Food was good but service was terrible. Waited too long to order and then we couldn’t get the bill split 5 ways....More

Thank Sarah L
Justin O, Guest Relations Manager at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Sarah, we appreciate your feedback. If you have anything else to add about your visit, please contact us at justino@kramers.com.

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Nancy627
May 15, 2015|
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Response from Dale H | Reviewed this property |
I am not gluten sensitive, but I went there with a friend who needs to eat gluten free food and he found something to eat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Monday
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Tuesday
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Friday
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Saturday
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Just Above Dupont Circle NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1103
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-387-3825
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Description
Washington's only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore, located at the Dupont Metro Q Street station, Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch; open early and late seven days a week.
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