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Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

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  • American (New), Coffee & Tea
  • 1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington 20036 38.910864 -77.043827
  • (At Massachusetts Ave NW)
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  • (202) 387-3825
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Dinner

Served 3 'Til Closing

Pasta

Crab Cake Pasta - A Café Specialty Café jumbo lump crab cake; pan-seared in butter; roasted corn; tomato; sweet peppers; scallions; Old Bay cream    21.00
Lobster & Corn w/Calamaretti Pasta Café - pulled New England lobster; poached in sweet cream; aged white cheddar; shaved corn; sweet red pepper; shallots; scallions    19.00
Fettuccine New Orleans Shrimp (3) - julienne chicken; andouille sausage; Cajun spices & sweet cream    19.00
Butternut Squash Ravioli Roasted butternut squash & goat cheese ravioli; browned butter; basil; sun-dried tomato; parmesan; lemon; pumpkin seeds    17.00

Sea

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake & Tomato Salad jumbo lump crab cake ٠ heritage tomato ٠ pea shoots ٠ roasted corn ٠ avocado ٠ shaved fennel ٠ red onion ٠ citrus emulsion ٠ herb pesto    21.00
Pan-Seared Sea Scallops pan-seared local dayboat scallops ٠ veggie risotto ٠ pea greens ٠ citrus dressing    20.00
Blackened Salmon Cajun spiced salmon filet ٠ roasted corn ٠ cherry tomato ٠ avocado ٠ red onion ٠ citrus emulsion ٠ herb pesto    19.00

Meat

Grilled Ribeye Steak herb grilled 10oz boneless ribeye ٠ twice baked potato ٠ grilled asparagus ٠ blue cheese butter    25.00
Argentine Hanging Tenderloin Café trimmed 'butcher's cut' - served rare ٠ marinated in chimichurri ٠ shaved corn ٠ haricot vert ٠ butternut squash ٠ chipotle aioli    21.00
Grilled Pork Chop 10oz herb marinated local pork chop ٠ honey-mustard glaze roasted applewood bacon brussel sprouts ٠ twice baked potato    19.00
Café Chicken Pot Pie Café poached chicken; veggies in a ramekin topped w/a pastry crust; market greens salad    19.00
Grilled BBQ Rib Platter smoked & lacquered pork spare ribs ٠ finished on the grill ٠ seasoned french fries ٠ Café super slaw ٠ house bbq sauce    20.00
Chicken Milanese parmesan & herb crusted chicken breast ٠ arugula ٠ shaved fennel ٠ cherry tomatoes ٠ grilled lemon    20.00

Cafe Faves & Sandwiches

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Sandwich Pan-seared in butter ٠ seasoned french fries    18.00
Kramer's Burger 2 beef patties ٠ white cheddar ٠ carmelized onion ٠ smashed avocado ٠ sliced tomato ٠ arugula ٠ seasoned french fries    16.00
Grilled Buffalo Cheeseburger Coarse ground grass-fed buffalo; applewood bacon; aged cheddar; avocado; tomato; caramelized onion    16.00
Smoked Pork Cubano Café slow-smoked pork shoulder; aged gouda; aioli; Benton's Tennessee ham; pickled jalapeños    15.00
Baja Fish Tacos grilled mahi mahi ٠ toasted corn tortillas ٠ chipotle slaw ٠ guacamole ٠ tomato salsa ٠ mexican street corn    18.00

Dinner Salads

Hanger Steak Chopped Salad grilled hanger steak ٠ romaine hearts ٠ cherry tomato ٠ avocado ٠ hard-cooked egg ٠ crispy fried onion ٠ Café blue cheese dressing    19.00
Crispy Duck Salad confit duck leg & thigh ٠ crisp bacon ٠ frisée ٠ cherry tomato ٠ haricot vert ٠ warm cider vinaigrette    17.00
Spinach & Arugula Salad w/Chicken grilled chicken ٠ spinach ٠ arugula ٠ candied walnuts ٠ goat cheese ٠ dried cranberries ٠ apple cider vinaigrette    17.00
Spring Veggie Risotto creamy arborio rice ٠ roasted mushrooms ٠ spring peas ٠ sweet corn ٠ asparagus ٠ tomato ٠ parmesan cheese    18.00
West Indies Coconut Veggie Curry cauliflower​; chickpeas; squash; peas; potato in a Jamaican coconut curry; 'gungo' peas & rice; grilled Café roti    18.00
Seasonal Grain & Veggie Bowl red quinoa salad ٠ avocado ٠ cherry tomato ٠ sautéed greens ٠ roasted mushrooms ٠ hard-cooked egg ٠ citrus vinaigrette    17.00

 

Lunch

Lunch Served Mon through Fri

Lunch Portions Of Our Faves & Raves

BBQ Rib Platter smoked & lacquered pork spare ribs ٠ finished on the grill ٠ seasoned french fries ٠ Café super slaw ٠ house bbq sauce    17.00
Chicken Pot Pie Café poached chicken; veggies in a ramekin topped w/a pastry crust; market greens salad    15.00
Café Crab Cake Pasta - A Café Classic Café jumbo lump crab cake - pan seared in sweet butter over pasta; old bay cream    16.00
Butternut Squash Ravioli Roasted butternut squash - goat cheese ravioli browned butter; basil; sun dried tomato; toasted pumpkin seeds    14.00
Fettuccine New Orleans Shrimp; julienne chicken; andouille sausage; cajun spices; sweet cream    15.00
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake & Tomato Salad jumbo lump crab cake ٠ heritage tomato ٠ pea shoots ٠ roasted corn ٠ avocado ٠ shaved fennel ٠ red onion ٠ citrus emulsion ٠ herb pesto    17.00
Blackened Salmon Cajun spiced salmon filet ٠ roasted corn ٠ cherry tomato ٠ avocado ٠ red onion ٠ citrus emulsion ٠ herb pesto    15.00
Crispy Duck Salad confit duck leg & thigh ٠ crisp bacon ٠ frisée ٠ cherry tomato ٠ haricot vert ٠ warm cider vinaigrette    16.00
Hanger Steak Chopped Salad grilled hanger steak ٠ romaine hearts ٠ cherry tomato ٠ avocado ٠ hard-cooked egg ٠ crispy fried onion ٠ Café blue cheese dressing    16.00
Spinach & Arugula Salad w/Chicken grilled chicken ٠ spinach ٠ arugula ٠ candied walnuts ٠ goat cheese ٠ dried cranberries ٠ apple cider vinaigrette    15.00
Spring Veggie Risotto creamy arborio rice ٠ roasted mushrooms ٠ spring peas ٠ sweet corn ٠ asparagus ٠ tomato ٠ parmesan cheese    14.00
West Indies Coconut Veggie Curry cauliflower; chickpeas; squash; peas; potato in a Jamaican coconut curry; 'gungo' peas & rice; grilled Café roti    14.00
Seasonal Grain & Veggie Bowl red quinoa salad ٠ avocado ٠ cherry tomato ٠ sautéed greens ٠ roasted mushrooms ٠ hard-cooked egg ٠ citrus vinaigrette    15.00
Baja Fish Tacos grilled mahi mahi ٠ toasted corn tortillas ٠ chipotle slaw ٠ guacamole ٠ tomato salsa ٠ mexican street corn    15.00
Crab Cake Sandwich-a Café Specialty Jumbo lump crab cake seared in butter ٠ seasoned french fries    16.00
Kramer's Burger 2 beef patties ٠ white cheddar ٠ carmelized onion ٠ smashed avocado ٠ sliced tomato ٠ arugula ٠ seasoned french fries    14.00
Buffalo Cheeseburger Grilled coarse ground grass-fed buffalo ٠ seasoned french fries    14.00
Café Smoked Pork Cubano Sandwich Slow-smoked​ pork shoulder; grilled baguette ٠ seasoned french fries    13.00

Luncheon Bruncheon

W/market greens salad

Café Crab Omelet - A Café Brunch Tradition Jumbo lump crab meat; shaved corn; tomato; jack cheese    17.00
Soho Omelet Spinach; applewood bacon; swiss cheese    14.00
Organic Mushroom Omelet organic mushrooms sautéed w/shallots ٠ gruyere cheese    14.00
Café Crab Cake Benedict Jumbo lump café crab cake; two eggs - finished w/hollandaise    17.00
Traditional Eggs Benedict shaved ham    17.00

Café Desserts

Café Lunch Desserts $6 - During Lunch Only. Any Cake Or Pie a la Mode $2.95

Key Lime Pie   
Apple Crumb Pie   
Carrot Cake   
Café Cheesecake   
Death By Chocolate   
Goober Pie   
Red Velvet Cake   
Double Chocolate Cake   

 

Breakfast

Cafe Breakfast Classics

Mon - Fri until 11

Chesapeake Bay Crab Omelet - A Café Breakfast Tradition Jumbo lump crab meat; fresh spinach; shaved corn; monterey jack cheese in a 3-egg omelet; lemon hollandaise    17.00
Buttermilk Pancakes, Eggs & Bacon Pancakes; scrambled eggs, applewood bacon or breakfast sausage; maple-infused syrup    13.00
Whole Wheat Waffle & Eggs Whole wheat waffle; scrambled eggs applewood bacon or breakfast sausage; maple-infused syrup    13.00
Soho Omelet Spinach​; applewood bacon; Jarlsberg cheese folded in a three-egg omelet; potatoes    13.00
Organic Mushroom Omelet Portobello & organic mushrooms sauteed w/shallots 3-egg omelet; Jarlsberg cheese; toast; potatoes    13.00
Corned Beef Hash & Eggs House-made slow-cooked corned beef; crusted under the broiler onions; potatoes; dash of tabasco; poached eggs    14.00
Veggie Huevos Rancheros Broccoli rabe; sweet red peppers; corn; organic mushrooms; chilies; scallions; jack cheese; salsa; toasted corn tortilla    13.00
Organic Quinoa, Granola, Yogurt & Fruit Organic quinoa w/toasted almonds; toasted granola; Greek yogurt spiked w/honey dried fruit; fresh berries; seasonal fruit; infused maple-flavored syrup    13.00

The Café Benedicts

Two poached eggs classic lemon hollandaise potatoes

Jumbo Lump Crabcake Benedict     17.00
Traditional Benedict     13.00

Breakfast Quickies

Eggs Almost Any Style Potatoes; toast    10.00 W/breakfast Sausage 12.00 W/applewood Bacon 12.00
Organic Quinoa & Fruit Organic quinoa mixed w/toasted almonds; dried fruit infused w/maple-flavored syrup fresh berries; seasonal fruit    8.75
Yogurt Fresh Fruit, Granola Greek yogurt spiked w/honey; toasted granola fresh seasonal fruit    8.25

 

Brunch

Served Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays 9am-3pm. Bloody Mary or Mimosa or Glass of Champagne 1st Drink $3 each, $1.5 thereafter

Weekend Brunch Specials

Chesapeake Bay Crab Omelet jumbo lump crab meat ٠ shaved corn ٠ spinach ٠ jack cheese ٠ in a 3-egg omelet ٠ lemon hollandaise    20.00
Mediterranean Veggie Omelet Feta cheese; tomato; spinach; niçoise & kalamata olives; fresh thyme all folded in a 3-egg omelet    18.00

Cafe Brunch Classics

Café Crab Cake Benedict fresh jumbo lump Café crab cake - sautéed in butter two eggs - almost any style; lemon hollandaise    20.00
Traditional Eggs Benedict shaved ham    16.00
Berry Berry Berry Pancakes strawberries; blackberries; blueberries on pancakes; drizzled w/raspberry purée; scrambled eggs applewood bacon OR breakfast sausage; maple-infused syrup    18.00
Whole Grain Waffle whole wheat waffle; scrambled eggs; applewood bacon OR breakfast sausage; maple-infused syrup    16.00
Porker's Brunch & Eggs Applewood bacon; breakfast sausage; two eggs - almost any style    16.00
Steak & Eggs French cut hanger steak, seared & sliced - served rare; served w/two eggs - almost any style    20.00
Corned Beef Hash & Eggs House-made slow-cooked corned beef - crusted under the broiler; onions; potatoes; dash of tabasco; poached eggs    16.00
Organic Quinoa, Granola, Yogurt & Fruit Organic quinoa mixed w/toasted almonds; dried fruit; infused w/maple-flavored syrup; seasonal fruit    15.00

Omelets & Scrambles

Soho Omelet Spinach; applewood bacon; gruyere cheese folded in a three-egg omelet; potatoes    16.00
Organic Mushroom Omelet Organic mushrooms sautéed w/shallots 3-egg omelet; gruyere cheese; potatoes    16.00
Veggie Huevos Rancheros Broccoli rabe; sweet red peppers; corn; organic mushrooms; chilies; scallions; jack cheese; salsa; toasted corn tortilla    16.00

Weekend Luncheon Brunch

served from Noon - 3 pm. Served​ after noon complimentary cafe brunch breads

Crab Cake Pasta Café​ jumbo lump crab cake pan - seared in butter; roasted corn; tomato; sweet peppers; scallions; Old Bay cream    21.00
Crispy Duck Salad confit duck leg & thigh ٠ crisp bacon ٠ frisée ٠ cherry tomato ٠ haricot vert ٠ warm cider vinaigrette    17.00
Crab Cake Sandwich Pan-seared in butter; potato, arugula & blue cheese salad    19.00
Kramer's Burger 2 beef patties ٠ white cheddar ٠ carmelized onion ٠ smashed avocado ٠ sliced tomato ٠ arugula ٠ seasoned french fries    16.00
Smoked Pork Cubano Sandwich Café slow-smoked pork shoulder; aged gouda; aioli; Benton's Tennessee ham; pickled jalapeños    18.00
Spinach & Arugula Salad spinach ٠ arugula ٠ candied walnuts ٠ goat cheese ٠ dried cranberries ٠ apple cider vinaigrette    16.00

 

Desserts

This Week's Specials

Triple Chocolate Cake chocolate cake layered w/chocolate pudding covered in chocolate ganache; whipped cream; drizzled w/raspberry purée & chocolate syrup    8.75
Ricardo's Banana-Apple Bread Pudding Café bread pudding w/banana, apple & cinnamon baked in a ramekin topped w/cinnamon ice cream & slathered w/caramel drizzled w/raspberry purée    8.25
Salted Caramel Vanilla Cake White cake swirled w/caramel cake layers of salted caramel & white chocolate custard covered in caramel; served w/fresh whipped cream dusted w/little pete's fairy dust; drizzled w/chocolate syrup    8.75
Rustic Apple Tart Flake pastry crust filled w/spiced apple fresh out of the oven drizzled w/caramel syrup & raspberry purée dusted w/crushed café spiced walnuts    8.75

Ice Cream Treats

Milk Cult Ice Cream Sandwich classic vanilla ice cream between salted chocolate chip cookies; whipped cream; chocolate & caramel syrups    8.75
Cafe Hot Fudge Sundae Vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, nuts & whipped cream topped w/raspberry puree    7.00

Desserts

Our dessert list rotates according to whim & season. Some desserts may not be available

Apple Crumb Pie Crunchy​ streusel topping  
Goober Pie For the peanut butter lover in you  
Key Lime Pie Real key lime  
Carrot Cake Cream cheese butter icing  
Cafe Cheesecake New'yawk' style  
Peach Cobbler W/vanilla ice cream  
Red Velvet Cake Red cake w/cream cheese icing  
Death by Chocolate Flourless chocolate to die for  

 

Small Plates & Sharezies

Small Plates

Jerk Pork Belly Bites crispy jerked pork belly ٠ fresh herbs ٠ pickled onion ٠ mango-pineapple salsa    12.00
Spinach & Arugula Salad spinach ٠ arugula ٠ candied walnuts ٠ goat cheese ٠ dried cranberries    11.00
Mini Crab Cake Duo Two (2) jumbo lump crab cakes    12.00
Caprese Salad heirloom cherry tomato ٠ fresh mozzarella ٠ basil ٠ arugula ٠ balsamic ٠ grilled bread    11.00

Sharzies

3/$25

Buffalo Wings sweet-hot garlic pepper purée    9.00
Mac & Cheese White​ cheddar; bread crumbs    9.00
Brussel Sprouts & Bacon roasted brussel sprouts w/applewood bacon    7.00
Nachitos Tortilla chips baked w/jack cheese & black beans    9.00

 

Late Night Brunch

Late Night Brunch - Sun-Thurs After 11pm,Fri-Sat After 1am

Served w/Café potatoes

Café Steak & Eggs French cut hanger steak, seared & sliced - served rare caramelized onion served w/two eggs almost any style    20.00
Porker's Brunch & Eggs applewood bacon breakfast sausage w/two eggs almost any style    15.00
Soho Omelet spinach applewood bacon gruyere cheese folded in a three-egg omelet    16.00
Veggie Huevos Rancheros broccoli rabe sweet red peppers corn organic mushrooms chilies scallions jack cheese salsa toasted corn tortilla    16.00

A la Carte Café Faves & Raves -

Sun-Thurs After 11pm,Fri-Sat After 1am

Crab Cake Pasta - A Café Specialty Café jumbo lump crab cake pan - seared in butter ٠ roasted corn ٠ tomato ٠ sweet peppers ٠ scallions ٠ Old Bay cream    21.00
Fettuccine New Orleans shrimp (3) ٠ julienne chicken ٠ andouille sausage ٠ Cajun spices & sweet cream    19.00
Crab Cake Sandwich pan-seared in butter potato, arugula & blue cheese salad    19.00
Smoked Pork Cubano Sandwich Café slow-smoked pork shoulder aged gouda aioli Benton's cured ham pickled jalapeños    18.00
Buffalo Bacon Cheeseburger coarse ground grass-fed buffalo applewood bacon aged cheddar avocado tomato caramelized onion    16.00

 

Beer & Wine

Draft Beers

Bold Rock Pear Cider VA 4.7% 60/40% pear/apple blend; complex; yeasty; refreshing    6.50
Firestone Walker 'Pivo' Pils CA 5.3% Toasted malt flavors; aromatic, spicy notes; hop finish    7.50
Brooklyn Lager NY 5.2% Bright; malty; smooth finish    6.50
Jailbreak 'Feed the Monkey' Hefeweizen md 6% clove, citrus aromas; malt, orange, banana flavors; creamy finish    7.50
Flying Dog 'Bloodline' Blood Orange Ale md 7% ale w/blood orange peel & juice; bright malts; easy drinking; balanced    7.50
Lonerider 'Hops You Rode In On' Session Ale nc 4.4% American IPA w/citrus nose; aromatic malts; dry finish    7.50
Allagash Belgian White Ale ME 6.2% Golden; spicy coriander & orange flavors    6.50
Schlafly Kölsch MO 4.8% Golden ale, fruity aroma; crisp, clean finish    7.50
Calvert 'Opening Day' Cream Ale md 5% ale brewed w/lemon & orange peel; crisp & refreshing    7.50
Evolution 'Sprung' Golden Ale md 4.9% golden ale, brewed w/honey, hibiscus & chamomile    7.50
Old Ox 'Saison d'Ox' Ale va 6.3% citrus aroma; spicy hops; dry finish    7.50
Atlas 'Ponzi' American IPA DC 7.3% Floral, citrus aroma; malty flavors; clean finish    7.50
Evolution 'Lot #3' IPA MD 6.8% Citrus aroma; pine resin; bright hop flavors; sharp finish    7.50
DC Brau 'Public' American Pale Ale DC Caramel; grapefruit hops; lemon undertone; dry finish    7.00
Troegs 'Hopback' Amber Ale PA 6% Spicy floral aromas; creamy, toasty notes; dry finish    7.00
Dominion 'Candi' Belgian Tripel DE 10% Clean, floral aroma; palate of apricot & pear; clean finish    8.00
Port City Porter VA 7.2% Dark chocolate & coffee notes; malt character; smooth finish    7.50
North Coast 'Old Rasputin' Stout CA 9% Fruity aromas; chocolate & coffee notes; bittersweet finish    8.00

Wine List

Santa Marina Pinot Grigio IT Fruity;​ balanced; crisp    7.50  29.00
Kunde Sauvignon Blanc CA Mango,​ guava aromas; peach, citrus fruit    8.00  31.00
Lima Vinho Verde PT Lemon, lime aromas; apple, pear flavors; crisp finish    9.00  35.00
Chloe Chardonnay CA Apple aroma; citrus, pear flavors    8.00  31.00
Laetitia Chardonnay CA Melon, pear aromas; creamy; elegant    11.00  43.00
Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier CA Melon, mango aromas; pear, papaya flavors    10.00  39.00
Kung Fu Girl Riesling WA Lychee, mint aromas; fruity; clean finish    8.50  33.00
Los Dos Rose SP Berry aromas; very fruity    9.00  35.00
Belleruche Cotes Du Rhone FR Berry, currant aromas; pepper, cherry flavors    9.00  35.00
Stemmari Pinot Noir IT Berry, cherry aromas; spicy; smooth, soft finish    8.00  31.00
Josh Merlot CA Violet,​ plum aromas; cherry, mocha flavors; long finish    8.50  33.00
Dreaming Tree Crush Red Blend CA Oak, cherry nose; juicy raspberry flavors; soft tannins    10.00  39.00
Artezin Zinfandel CA Berry, pomegranate aromas; nutmeg, berry flavors; round rich finish    10.00  39.00
Punto Final Malbec ARG Blackberry, blueberry aromas; spicy cassis flavors    8.00  31.00
Rock & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon CA Cassis cherry aromas; blackberry flavors; long finish    9.00  35.00
Zonin Prosecco IT Fresh; bright; fruity    8.00  31.00
Segura Viudas Brut Rose SP Strawberry, currant aromas; soft finish    8.00  31.00
Laetitia Brut Cuvee CA Bone dry; apple, apricot & melon notes    12.00  45.00

 

Specialty Drinks

Café Signature Cocktails

Maple Rum Old Fashioned Pyrat XO rum, maple syrup, angostura bitters, served over ice    12.00
Catcher In The Rye Rittenhouse rye, orange turbinado syrup peychaud bitters; served over ice    11.00
Dark and StormyTM Gosling's dark rum, ginger beer, fresh basil; over ice    10.00
Pimm's American Pimm's Cup, Bluecoat American gin, sweet vermouth orange bitters & sour; served over ice    11.00
Mango Martini Clementine vodka, mango puree, peach schnapps Cointreau, champagne    11.00
Peat the Cold Monkey Shoulder blended malt scotch, Grand Marnier, sweet vermouth, orange twist; chilled    12.00

Ice Cream Drinks

Coffee Delight Coffee liqueur, chilled espresso & coffee ice cream    9.00
Almond Eyes Amaretto, creme de cacao & coffee ice cream    9.00
Strawberry Blond Godiva white choc. liqueur strawberries & vanilla ice cream    9.00

Shakes & Smoothies

Mango Madness orange juice, lemonade, mango purée    7.00
Strawberry Looper strawberries, banana, orange & pineapple juice    7.00
Mocha Ice chocolate & coffee ice cream, chilled espresso    7.00

Coffee Drinks

fresh brewed coffee or hot chocolate & liqueur

Cafe Irish Coffee Jameson Irish whiskey & coffee liqueur    8.00
Irish Dream Irish Cream, Jameson Irish whiskey & coffee    8.00
Toasted Almond Bailey's Irish Cream & amaretto; coffee    8.00
B-52 Bomber Kahlua, Irish cream & Grand Marnier; coffee    8.00
Hot Scotch Butterscotch Schnapps & hot chocolate    8.00
Hot Almond Joy Malibu rum, amaretto & hot chocolate    8.00

 

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Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
1517 Connecticut Ave NW
At Massachusetts Ave NW
(202) 387-3825
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