Purchase a new book to enjoy over breakfast (served every day), lunch, or dinner. There's great options for vegans and vegetarians too.
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Busboys and Poets is a nod to Langston Hughes, who worked as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel in the 1920s. The bookstore focuses on social justice and authors from a variety of backgrounds.
Enjoy no fuss but great quality plates at Kramers any time of day. Or keep things simple with coffee or tea.
Kramers opened in 1976 as the first bookstore café in DC. You'll find a lot of recent titles here plus authors representing a variety of perspectives.
Not enough room on your bookshelf for more purchased books? Enjoy a library book at the MLK Library café with coffee, tea, or small bites.
The MLK library also has beautiful reading space on multiple floors or enjoy outside food on the rooftop.