Kramerbooks & Afterwords CafeCurrently Open
- Address: 1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA, Washington D. C., United States
- Timings: 12:00 am - 01:00 am Details
- Phone: +1-2023871400
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Book Shop
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe - Review
Kramerbooks & Afterwoods Café located in Washington in USA is a famous café. This place is a combination of a bookstore along with a café. The café is known for serving several American dishes like tarts and pies. Alcohol including wine and craft beer are also available in this café. There is a collection of books and you can choose any one from the ones available. While you enjoy reading your favourite novel, the friendly staff of the restaurant serve you with delicious food and your preferred alcohol. If you are a bookworm then this is a perfect place for you.
How To reach Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe by Public Transport
- Bus 42 to stop- Connecticut Ave NW & Q St NW Bus Station
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, Washington D. C. Reviews
Went in to pass a couple hours waiting downtown. The book selection is enormous! I particularly enjoyed their extensive science fiction section. The staff was super nice about my weird title requests, and after I purchased a new release, I had a lovely small meal in the cafe in back. A perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon!
This is a nice place for friends to get together. We happened to be seated quickly but I prefer to make reservations here for just in case. Our server was friendly and efficient. I had the vegetable lasagna and it was wonderful comfort food. My companion had the mushroom risotto and loved it. The check was prepared correctly. We will return.
Kramerbooks is a DC institution. It opened in 1976 and for more than 40 years have been providing Dupont Circle with one of the largest collections of books at an independent bookstore and a cafe that stays open past midnight every single night. The cafe itself isn't the best food in DC, but it's decent. It's standard American fare served in the back of the bookstore with two floors of seating and some patio (well, enclosed glass) seating. They close at 1AM every night except weekends when they close at 3AM. There's not too many places in the city that stays open that late! They also serve coffee, wine, and craft beer. The bookstore itself is GREAT! Outside of Politics and Prose in Cleveland Park, it has the largest collection of books at an independent bookstore in the city. That means each section is large and they proudly have the largest travel section in DC (any store that sells Kazakhstan guides is grand). If you're in the area, stop by, browse books, and sip on coffee at a DC legend.
The bookstore is fabulous, but I wish there were a separate listing for the restaurant. Have gone here for breakfast a few times. I would go back, just wouldn’t give it as a first recommendation if someone asked for ideas of places to go near DuPont because there are so many other great places in the area. I would say “yeah it’s good enough.” Middling American food, diner-like food, which is not a bad thing. Overall kind of an odd atmosphere because the tables and chairs are wobbly and too close together, and generally under-seasoned food, particularly the breakfast potatoes. Service is a little slow, but friendly. Would give 4 stars if any one of these variables improved.
This is such a neat concept. Independent bookstores have been hard to come by for a long time but lately they are even harder to find, and so this place is great. Food, drinks, and atmosphere are all amazing. Check it out!