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Cafe 8

Capitol Hill
Turkish
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424 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2832
202-547-1255
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Positively 8th St.

With so many good choices on 8th Street, it's difficult to decide where to stop. I finally stopped into Cafe 8 and quickly discovered a restaurant that I should never have walked by. There's a fine selection of Mediterranean/Mid-East dishes, both vegetarian and vegan (along with the typical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2014
ProfessorCharles
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Virginia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Virginia
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

With so many good choices on 8th Street, it's difficult to decide where to stop. I finally stopped into Cafe 8 and quickly discovered a restaurant that I should never have walked by. There's a fine selection of Mediterranean/Mid-East dishes, both vegetarian and vegan (along with the typical carnivore choices.) Oh, and the bread, the freshly baked bread. Service is... More 

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Wadsworth
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The appetizer with the different spread with the bread is fantastic. All the food is good - great durum sandwich (beef and lamb). Good service, friendly staff.

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was our first time wandering the streets DC, and we happened on Cafe 8. The menu posted at the entrance looked fresh and inviting...not to mention all the patrons food we couldn't help but covertly stare at while perusing the menu. I ordered an assorted kebab plate while my husband ordered a lamb plate. Both were served with perfect... More 

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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We have eaten at Café 8 several times. They serve good Mediterranean food. That includes nice Greek and Turkish dishes and drinks. Love the spicy olive oil and bread served at every table. Can't stop eating it! Interesting Turkish versions of food wrapped in dough. Service usually good. The drinks are very well prepared. Prices are reasonable for Barracks Row... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We live near Barracks Row and always find ourselves coming back here. We love Turkish food in general and have found Cafe 8 to offer consistently good food and good service. Cafe 8 also never seems quite as overwhelmingly crowded as some other nearby spots get on the weekends (unless they are having a private party,) and the outdoor seating... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My husband and I have been going to Cafe 8 for several years now. We absolutely LOVE this place not only because it has great food and a good happy hour but also because we are always welcome with our dogs. We believe in supporting local businesses in our neighborhood and Cafe 8 is not only owned by the family... More 

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Baltimore,Maryland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Went here with several co-workers and was anticipating some flavorful, unique foods but my lunch lacked any real taste distinction. The saving grace were the spreads: cucumber, red pepper, sun-dried tomato - these, along with the fresh hot bread, were actually sufficient enough for a lunch meal. Very, very tasty. As for the lunch entrees, my sandwich was kind of... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We were luck to rent a house on Capitol Hill within walking distance of this neighborhood eatery. The service was kind and generous, if novice. The food was very good, and would be a place I would return to often when in the neighborhood. It was also very affordable for an intown DC restaurant.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The complimentary bread and olive oil were a nice touch. We both had the lamb shank which fell off the bone and was delicious. We shared a baclava which was totally orthentic and dripping in honey. The service was good and we were able to sit outside all evening which was nice.

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This cuisine is one that not every city can boast having represented in its restaurants and this is what attracted my wife and I to try it on our recent visit to DC from Seattle. The place is attractively furnished and the menu full of items that looked interesting. We weren't terribly hungry and so we settled on splitting the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 424 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2832
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: 202-547-1255

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?