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


Lunch Portions of Our Faves & Raves


Café Ramen 14
Café-made shoyu dashi broth - sliced chicken - chashu BBQ pork belly - fresh sweet corn
bean sprouts - daikon - bamboo shoot - hard-cooked egg - nori seaweed & scallions
over classic ramen noodles
quick-pickle cucumber - wakame - togarashi

Pork Belly Banh Mi 14
pork belly - nduja - sliced fresh cucumber - fresh cilantro - Cafe kimchi
on crispy baguette - kimcheez - black bean salad

Chesapeake Oyster Po’ Boy* 15
oysters dredged in corn flake crumbs - fried in butter
baguette - Old Bay cream - black bean summer salad
Smoked Trout & Cucumber Sandwich* 15
smoked rainbow trout - sliced cucumber - fresh avocado - red onion
pea shoots - yogurt mint raita - potato, arugula & blue cheese salad
Café Crab Cake Pasta 15 - A Café Classic
Café jumbo lump crab cake - pan seared in sweet butter
over fresh pasta - Old Bay cream
Butternut Squash Ravioli 13
roasted butternut squash - goat cheese ravioli
browned butter - fresh basil - sun dried tomato - toasted pumpkin seeds
Fettuccine New Orleans 14
shrimp - julienne chicken - andouille sausage
Cajun spices - sweet cream
Chicken Pot Pie 15
‘low & slow’ roasted chicken - pulled from the bone - seasonal veggies
in a ramekin topped w/a pastry crust - market greens - heritage tomato
Gary’s Jamaican Curried Goat 14
fresh shoulder & leg goat meat in a Jamaican curry
braised on the bone - Jamaican coconut gungo peas & rice
Crab, Tomato & Avocado Salad 15
jumbo lump crab cake - California avocado - heritage tomato
market greens drizzled w/evoo & balsamic reduction
Asian Salmon*14
Loch Duart fresh salmon filet - soy-glaze - Japanese seaweed salads
fresh avocado - edamame - soba noodle
Sushi Tuna & Avocado Salad 15
fresh tuna marinated w/wasabi-honey vinaigrette - pan-seared rare
Japanese seaweed salads - sliced avocado - wasabi-honey dipping sauce
Caribbean Jerk Chicken Salad 13
julienne grilled chicken in jerk spiced marinade
grilled fresh mango - market greens - fresh mango-coconut vinaigrette
Café Whole Grain & Veggie Platter 13
organic quinoa & farro risotto salads w/fresh herbs
braised seasonal greens - fresh corn - pan-roasted root veggie hash
Kale, Blue Cheese & Quinoa Caesar 13
shredded kale - croutons - organic quinoa
w/Café blue cheese dressing - hard-boiled egg - sliced fresh avocado
w/Grilled Portobello Mushroom 13 w/Grilled Chicken Paillard 13
Café Taqueria
two grilled corn tortillas - Café kimchi - cilantro - onion
Sriracha crème fraiche - pico de gallo - queso fresco
guacamole - sour cream - Café salsa - black bean summer salad
Café Grilled Fresh Fish Tacos 15
grilled fresh market fish
brushed w/evoo & fired on the grill
Smoked Pork Tacos 13
Café slow-smoked pork - pulled from the bone
tossed in its braising juices
Jerk Chicken Tacos 13
julienned chicken brushed w/Jamaican jerk marinade
flashed on the grill
Crab Cake Sandwich-A Café Specialty 15
fresh jumbo lump crab cake seared in butter
Buffalo Cheeseburger* 14
grilled coarse ground grass-fed buffalo
Café Smoked Pork Cubano Sandwich 13
slow-smoked pork shoulder - grilled baguette
Chicken Paillard Sandwich 13
grilled pounded skinless & boneless breast
Luncheon Bruncheon
Café Crab Omelet 15 a café brunch tradition
fresh jumbo lump crab meat
fresh shaved corn - tomato - jack cheese
Low Country Shrimp ‘n Grits 15
pan-seared shrimp - poached egg
organic Louisiana rice grits - andouille sausage
finished w/a spiked creole tomato gravy
Brie, Basil & Tomato Omelet 13
triple-cream brie cheese - tomato - fresh basil
Soho Omelet 13
spinach - applewood bacon - swiss cheese
Café Crab Cake Benedict 15
fresh jumbo lump Café crab cake
two eggs — finished w/hollandaise
Traditional Eggs Benedict 13
thick-sliced grilled ham steak

Café Desserts 6 at lunch only
key lime pie - apple crumb pie
carrot cake - Café cheesecake - death by chocolate
goober pie - pecan pie - red velvet cake
double chocolate cake

any cake, pie a la mode - add 2.95
Dysfunctional Family Sundae 7.75
Cafe Banana Split 7.25
Hot Fudge Sundae 7


Sources
*Bluebird Grain Farms Farro • certified organic heirloom grains
*Cajun Grain Louisiana Rice Grits • certified organic & gluten-free
*Red Quinoa • certified organic & gluten-free
*Elysian Fields Farm Natural Lamb • hormone antibiotic & pesticide free
*CleanFish • purveyor of GMO, hormone free & sustainable aquaculture fish
*Ping Pong Pork • hormone antibiotic & pesticide free
*Locally Sourced & Wild • as available


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