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Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

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1517 Connecticut Ave., N.W, Just Above Dupont Circle NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
(202) 387-3825
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7:30 am - 7:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 7:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Washington's only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an...
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, 24 hours Fridays and Saturdays, offering the full, widely varied dinner menu until closing time, as well as cocktails, coffee drinks and fabulous desserts.
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  • 295
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  • 323
    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 30
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  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Nice Surprise

The food and service were surprising good! Try the granola, yogurt, and quinoa breakfast item - it was terrific!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
WFleet
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food and service were surprising good! Try the granola, yogurt, and quinoa breakfast item - it was terrific!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love book stores and look for unique ones whenever i travel. Add to it a restaurant with unique and good food and a great meeting place and you've got a place I'd got back to again and again. That's what kramerbooks is. I highly recommend this place for everyone.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I got an omelet + bloody mary here during the brunch hour, and it was seriously one of the tastiest omelets I've ever had! The food serving was large and I couldn't even eat all of it. Worth every penny!

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Thank Colie F
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came with my friends last weekend and really enjoyed this place! Great food and great service. Will be back soon.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

but this place never changes, as I think except for upstairs seating not sure they do anymore, it's been the same since the 80's, not sure if they had porker's breakfast back then but I'd still go with that. The sausage isn't pleasant but they usually will give more bacon since it comes with both. The brunch menu offered on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kramer Books is the spot for a late night dessert. (the main meals looked delish too) We scored a seat at this busy spot (unusual) and enjoyed apple crumb dessert and the sundae. It was a perfect way to end a long day. Service was speedy, but didn’t make you feel like you had to get up. We followed our... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great lunch- coconut curried vegetables. Friendly waitstaff, large entree portions. Cozy atmosphere

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is part of a bookstore. Good breakfast with some unique items. Not cheap but this is DC. Good coffee and fresh OJ. Get the stuffed French toast

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We planned to go to a known pizza place for an early dinner after two 10 mile days of sightseeing and were disappointed it was closed. HOWEVER, our little trip around DuPont Circle drew us to this lovely spot, Kramerbooks afterwords Cafe & Grill. Loved the lively open atmosphere (no TV's!) and the Asian Salmon was very, very good. Beet... More 

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Burntwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a brilliant idea for a restaurant! Books & Breakfast! Great choice of food and drinks - Banana French Toast was incredible!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1517 Connecticut Ave., N.W, Just Above Dupont Circle NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: (202) 387-3825

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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, 24 hours Fridays and Saturdays, offering the full, widely varied dinner menu until closing time, as well as cocktails, coffee drinks and fabulous desserts.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 7:30 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 7:30 am

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