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424 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2832 (Capitol Hill)
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Ranked #700 of 2,717 Restaurants in Washington DC
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: Turkish
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
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117 reviews 117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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142 reviews 142 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 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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Top Contributor
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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Additional Information about Cafe 8

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

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