1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 Just Above Dupont Circle Q St. Metro Exit  

Afterwords Cafe, opened in 1976, was the first Bookstore/Cafe in the country to feature cappuccino, espresso, a full bar and food. Since its inception, it has established itself as 'Washington's pre-eminent cafe.'

"The action at Kramerbooks & Afterwords starts with breakfast and the morning papers at 7:30 AM, and keeps throbbing until well after midnight, seven days a week, complete with indoor and sidewalk cafes, a full-service bar and live entertainment. The sounds are diverting, the smells are delicious, the sights are tempting..." The Washington Post

"Kramerbooks is a cultural landmark of sorts...Many people do not consider themselves true Washingtonians until they have received a phone call that begins as an invitation for drinks after work and ends with 'I'll meet you at Kramer's.' Kramerbooks & Afterwords is definitely an institution. There is no place like it here. It is known throughout the town, almost entirely through word of mouth. Of course, anything worth knowing in Washington almost always is." The New York Times

"... one of the city's most beloved independent booksellers... [committed] to the idea that in a world of chains, an independent, literary way of life is still possible." Fearless Critic Washington DC

"Esteemed city institution, as well as a fun place to hang out, with a very good and broad general selection..." The Rough Guide to Washington DC

"... Dupont's replacement ritual for church." Citywalks Washington DC

"... for bookish, dessert-addicted night owls." Citywalks Washington DC

"The best place in DC for a first date - you meet in the adjoining Kramerbooks and rejoice or despair at your new friend's taste in literature." TimeOut Washington DC

"A longtime favorite of hungry literature lovers..." Michelin Must-sees Washington DC


Open Early to Late 7 Days a Week
- All Night Fri & Sat -
Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Late Supper; Weekend Brunch; Enclosed & Outdoor Cafe Seating
Liquor, Wines by the Glass & 18 Draft Beers; Live Music Wed - Sat night
Serving Latte to the Literati Since 1976

Hours: 7:30 AM - 1:00 AM daily, 24 Hours Fri & Sat
Smoke Free; Handicapped Accessible; MC/Visa, Amex, Discover

Reservations - Accepted for Parties of 6 or more on the Mezzanine only



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