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Cafe 8

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Capitol Hill
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424 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2832
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I'm hesitant to give a poor rating based on one visit, yet that's all it takes for some customers never to return. I found it hard to get waited on. I had two waiters, one of who was distant, curt, and impatient. The other, a slighter younger male, was polite, but also seem otherwise occupied. I ordered a hot pie... More 

Thank Neil S
Orlean, Virginia
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

I visited Cafe 8 for an office farewell luncheon. We had a party of 10 and were seated at 11:30 a.m. before the lunch rush began. We chose Cafe 8 because none of us had eaten there and we were in the mood for Mediterranean fare. We were very pleased with our choice. Every dish, from the Falafel and Adana... More 

Thank orleanjim
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

I visit Cafe 8 often and each time my experience is memorable. You just can't go wrong with this place. Date night? Order a Turkish Coffee and chat by the warm fireplace. Ladies night? Grab a few appetizers and laugh it up in the bar area. The bartender with the dreads will make sure you and your friends have a... More 

Thank Nakia H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Fantastic food. Wonderful place to stop in after work or doing the tourist thing on a thursday or friday night. Friendly, engaging staff who are all family. The mom runs the place and does a fantastic job. 5$ glasses of house cabernet and affordable selection of shisha make it a great place for a smoke and drink spot for happy... More 

Thank jeff d
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

We were out for dinner kind of late and stopped at Cafe 8. We both had salads and loved them! I had the Shepard's salad which was excellent! Then we split a spinach Pide, which was to die for. The Place is very cute with an outdoor seating area. The only downside is the hooka smoke when someone is partaking.

Thank MinniTraveler
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Dined here for lunch. I had Spanikopitas, Dolmas and a spinach salad. The food was excellent, fresh and served in generous portions. The atmosphere is cozy and charming. The servers were friendly and professional. I'd definitely come again.

Thank HealthyFamilyTravels
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262 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank ProfessorCharles
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank vanessamll4
San Antonio, Texas
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank bluenorth11
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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224 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Cafe, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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

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