We came here for a midnight snack after a night out and about in Dupont Circle couple weeks ago. I’ve been in here during the daytime hours in their bookstore part. Unlike the larger bookstores like Barnes and Noble and previously Borders Kramerbooks has a very cozy, home-like feel to it with wooden floors and beautifully laid out books. I’ve heard only good things about the cafe, so good thing we got those late night munchies.
Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe
1517 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
The place is comfortably situated in the back of the bookstore. I love the concept of cafes inside bookstores. It’s whimsical, it’s comfortable, it’s a fantastic idea. If more bookstores open up a cafe inside I would totally be there all the time.
I ordered the appetizer sized Mac & Cheese. It was delicious. Not overly cheesy with a perfect crunch layer on the top.
My friends shared the apple crumb pie. It was beautifully plated with a crispy top, moist apples in the center, and perfect crust.
The food was great, but the price was just a little pricey for the kind of food. Even though the Mac & Cheese was really good it was not the best. I adore the environment. Sometimes I guess half of what you pay for is the atmosphere you dine in. Might have to go back again to try their actual food.
Stars – 4/5