Dirt Cheap Eats 2007: Love Cafe
Comments () | Published August 17, 2007
Love Cafe
Address: 1501 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-265-9800
Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw
Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites
Opening Hours: Open Monday and Tuesday 11 to 9, Wednesday and Thursday 9 to 9, Friday and Saturday 9 to 10:30, Sunday 9 to 9.
Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed

Late Night Eats

Warren Brown, the lawyer-turned-celebrity-baker behind the CakeLove empire, must have had late-night diners in mind when he put a grilled peanut-butter-and-banana sandwich ($5) on his cafe’s menu. A generous smear of peanut butter and sliced bananas between two honey-kissed slices of sourdough—we can’t imagine a better midnight snack.

There’s also a cupcake bar for mixing and matching cake and buttercream flavors, a glass case full of layer cakes ($6 to $7 a slice), and oversize savory sandwiches ($4.50 to $6.95) such as old-fashioned pulled-chicken salad and BLT. Free wi-fi makes the cozy spot feel like laptop central during daylight hours, but on weekend nights—it’s open until 11 Friday, midnight Saturday—it’s a great spot to relax and grab a bite.

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