Landmark indie bookstore & cafe with a menu of upscale American fare, wine & draft beer.
Such a cute place. I love this bookstore and cafe as soon as I walked in. Maybe I am just a dork but I love being surrounded by books because I love the opportunity to come across a good story.
Fun fact: Kramerbooks & Cafe opened in 1976 and was the first bookstore/cafe in Washington, DC during the time.
It was just like a movie when you walk into a bookstore and everyone has a book in hand, quietly pacing back and forth as they tap into their intellectuality.
By time my friend Tayo and I got here we were starving so we didn’t spend much time picking up books and reading the summaries.
Tayo did bring her computer so she could get some work done but it was 4:30 p.m. and our parking was about to expire. So we decided to head home after we were finished eating.
SN: Kramerbooks hosts events and multiple book signings, so if you are interested check it out!
Looking at the menu I didn’t realize how seafood based it was, almost everything had seafood in it. Don’t get me wrong, I love seafood, I just wasn’t expecting this small cafe to serve crab cakes.
Tayo and I both ordered the Fettucine New Orleans which is a pasta dish that is cajun based (It has a kick to it). It had chunky pieces of chicken, big pieces of shrimp, andouille sausages, and a light sauce.
I was getting full while eating it but I really didn’t want to take it home and it was so delicious that I decided to be glutenous and finish it. Although, the food was up to par my favorite part of my meal was the raspberry vanilla soda. I DONT DRINK SODA OFTEN…but that soda was soooooooo perfectly mixed I could’ve had 5 of them. It tasted like a shirley temple but not so syrup-y and you could taste both the raspberry and the vanilla.
Must go and visit Kramerbooks and Afterwods Cafe!
Until next time,