Busboys and Poets - U Street
2021 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Pizza, Breakfast, American
Open Monday through Thursday 8 AM to midnight, Friday 8 AM to 2 AM, Saturday 9 AM to 2 AM, and Sunday 9 AM to midnight.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Moroccan lentil soup; burger; grilled catfish.
Starters, $5.95 to $8.95; main courses, $6.95 to $20.95.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible
Part Beat Generation coffeehouse, part 21st-century lounge, these neighborhoody places are forums for indie films, poetry readings, and open-mike nights. They’re also more about the scene than the food. Still, there are some reliable offerings: deftly spiced Moroccan lentil soup, a juicy, oversize burger, and grilled catfish.