Cafe Divan

1834 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007


Neighborhood: Georgetown

Cuisines: Turkish, Middle Eastern, Breakfast

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 10:30 PM, Friday and Saturday6 11 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday 11 AM to 10:30 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Foggy Bottom-GWU

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
Sigara borek; sous borek; dolmas; hummos; baba ghanoush; iman bayaldi, the classic stuffed-eggplant dish; doner kebab; iskander kebab; lamb kebab; yogurtlu kebab with beef; kuzu guvec, a lamb-and-eggplant casserole; whole roast baby lamb (Thursdays only);

Price Details:
Appetizers $3.95 to $5.95, entrées $5.95 to $16.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2009: Cafe Divan

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

Why go: This stylish restaurant across the street from the Georgetown Safeway is no trendy pretender: The Turkish-style mezze and kebabs would be right at home in the cafes of Istanbul.

What to get: Sigara börek, crisp feta-cheese-filled cylinders of phyllo pastry; the airy fish-roe dip tarama; doner kebab, seasoned and marinated shavings of spit-roasted lamb, either solo or Iskender-style, layered with pita and yogurt; spicy adana kebabs, made with ground beef.

Best for: Diners who don’t want to sacrifice style in their search for authenticity.

Insider tip: Thursday is whole-roast-lamb night—and it’s a treat. Delivery (within three miles) is free.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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