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Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

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1517 Connecticut Ave., N.W, Just Above Dupont Circle NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
+1 202-387-3825
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7:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 am
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Jordan, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My family went to Kramer's Cafe for dinner on a Saturday night. We were surprised it was not busy, we were seated right away. We decided order the Nachos for an appetizer. They were tasty but it was disappointing because the chips were mostly broken bits and the toppings were light. The sides of sours cream, guacamole and dipping sauce... More 

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Thank RoseZ1963
Justin O, Guest Relations Manager at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, This is Justin from Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe. We appreciate your feedback. We are sorry to hear that the nachitos and veggie risotto were not to your liking. If you have the time, it would be very helpful if you could share more information about your visit (specific date/time) and any suggestions you may have to make our dining... More 

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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we got here by chance at noon and we noticed it was crowded so we set down. I ordered crabcake sandwich, it was my second or third in this stay, and I found it extremely tasty. I guess I could repeat the experience some day and maybe try some of the cakes that looked fine

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Thank Olivia_Horace
Southern New Hampshire
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food in the back of a bookstore. This was very easy to find, just off the DuPont Circle Metro station. My hubby loved the chicken pot pie and I loved the crab cake pasta. The service was wonderful, we will go back the next time we are in DC

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Thank ownedby4cats
Justin O, Guest Relations Manager at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, This is Justin from Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe. We are so glad that you and your husband enjoyed the crab cake pasta and chicken pot pie! We appreciate your 5-star review! If you have any other information about your experience or suggestions, please feel free to email me at justino@kramers.com Best, Justin More 

Tralee, Ireland
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, friendly staff and a good price for what I got. The next time I`m in Washington Dc , a return visit is on the cards.

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Thank SOLOGURU
Justin O, Guest Relations Manager at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, This is Justin from Kramerbooks & Afterwards Cafe. We so are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and we appreciate your review! If you have the time, we would love to hear more information or suggestions on how we can improve your next visit and make it a 5-Star experience. You can email me at justino@kramers.com Hope... More 

London, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found the breakfast here pretty good, though service was a little slow. Definitely worth a look at it if in the area.

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Thank JaFooley
Justin O, Guest Relations Manager at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, This is Justin from Kramerbooks & Afterwards Cafe. We are glad that enjoyed breakfast with us but are disappointed that you did not experience stellar service. We thank you for your feedback. If you have the time, we would love to hear more information (date/time of your visit) or suggestions on how we can improve your next visit and... More 

Cincinnati
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many suggested this place for brunch and we ate there yesterday. I had the traditional eggs benedict which was ok but a bit dry. The poached eggs were good though. I thought that it was ok but not a significant experience. It was nice to have something to do while waiting if you didn't have a reservation.

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Thank JMR0731
Justin O, Guest Relations Manager at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, This is Justin from Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe. We appreciate your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience with us did not stand out. If you have the time, it would be very helpful if you could share with us more information or suggestions on how we can improve the overall dining experience. Your additional feedback would... More 

Arlington, VA
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573 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had brunch on a warm and sunny November Saturday. We reserved in advance and sat outside before it got crowded but by the time we ordered, the restaurant was mobbed inside and out. We waited a very long time for drinks, including water. The food took over a half hour and we first received someone else's order. Sometime later,... More 

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Thank X-NYr
Justin O, Guest Relations Manager at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, This is Justin from Kramerbooks & Afterwards Cafe. We are glad that enjoyed the huevos rancheros and nitro coffee but are disappointed that you did not experience stellar service. We thank you for your feedback. If you have the time, we would love to hear more information (date/time of your visit) or suggestions on how we can improve your... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on a whim for breakfast and enjoyed it so much we went back two days later. Good food, friendly service

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Thank Ric M
Justin O, Guest Relations Manager at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Ric, This is Justin from Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe. We are so glad that you enjoyed your breakfast with us, twice! We appreciate your 5-star review! If you have any other information about your experience or suggestions, please feel free to email me at justino@kramers.com Best, Justin More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were attracted here because we liked the look of the eating area - without realising that the bookstore was attached. We enjoyed a really good meal and drinks on a Friday evening - and loved the outside eating location. Service and food were excellent - and the beer went down well. Spending time in the book store was an... More 

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Thank Mr-Poisson
Justin O, Guest Relations Manager at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, This is Justin from Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall experience with us in the cafe and bookstore! We appreciate your 5-star review! If you have any other information about your experience or suggestions, please feel free to email me at justino@kramers.com Best, Justin More 

Dublin, Ireland
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459 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been coming here over many years, mainly because this Book-Store is well-located at Dupont Circle, has a good range over many subjects, and most of the staff seem interested in what we feel they're there to do : help Customers find Books they want to purchase. We were back again this year : a visit to "Kramerbooks" is on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 - 3:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 3:00 am
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: +1 202-387-3825
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?