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Brookland Cafe - CLOSED

3740 12th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20017-2533
+1 202-635-6307
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible7%
22 Aug 2016
“New owner shut down the cafe.”
14 Jun 2015
“Great Vegan Shrimp”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
3740 12th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20017-2533
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Once a key neighborhood and cultural center, the new owner of the building shut down the cafe. The owner has also threaten to destroy the cafe's historic murals.

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 15 June 2015

... the crab cakes were not as good as they could have been ... but the mock shrimp was just excellent as were the rest of the Guyanan dishes an spices.

1  Thank Jerome P
Reviewed 7 February 2015

I'm not vegetarian, but a vegan friend wanted to go out to dinner, so we went here. She had the fake shrimp, I had the fake fish, and the others with us had a chicken sandwich and a fish sandwich. All the food was great,...More

3  Thank WDavidTF
Reviewed 19 December 2014

I have always wanted to explore the Brookland neighborhood near the Catholic University, which is not far from my hood. Checked Yelp and found this one got good review so I decided to try it out. The place it's own parking lot next to the...More

2  Thank Superlegalbabe
Reviewed 30 September 2014

I visit this neighborhood frequently and have been here twice. I don't usually go for fried stuff, but the fries here- 3 or 4 different flavors!- are great! The veggie burger made with beet is tasty and satisfying. My companions said they enjoyed their vegetarian...More

2  Thank Parker W
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We get takeout occassionally and have tried the sit-down service. Takeout isn't bad, but the sit down service is horrible. Both times the servers ignored us until we went to the bar, never returned to take drink orders, and was not friendly. The tables are...More

Thank AngRy_Katora
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Stopped in here on a Monday night to share a poetic piece on the open mic with Mic Check and was pleasantly surprised by the food. The wings were amazing, my drink was tasty and the atmosphere and energy in the room was refreshing. I'd...More

1  Thank rosie313
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Dear owner, I have visited BC on many occasions. I always enjoy my visit as well as the food and complimentary service. I recently stopped (10/26) by to have a mid day lunch to fuel up for my marathon scheduled for the next day in...More

2  Thank smallwood71
Reviewed 15 October 2013

I have never tasted a vegan shrimp basket that was so good. Good strong martinis. Great fried fish. Neighborhood locals were very friendly

1  Thank robin r
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Wide variety of choices on the menu, from meat to vegan. I had the shrimp platter with sweet potato fries and coleslaw. Coleslaw was about three bites. Sweet potato fries were very nice, as was the shrimp.

Thank kccarlson
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3740 12th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20017-2533
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-635-6307
  • E-mail
The Brookland Café and Dessert Bar features fresh, fun and innovative individual desserts, baked goods and light fare.We’re a discerning yet unpretentious neighborhood tavern and we’re looking for passionate individuals, foodies and wine/spirit lovers. Our atmosphere is friendly and upbeat.
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