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Cafe Divan

1834 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

202-338-1747

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

Website: http://www.cafedivan.com

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 2010: Cafe Divan

100 great places that offer great food at low prices.

Why go: Chic restaurants abound in Georgetown. But a chic restaurant with budget prices? This window-wrapped Turkish cafe puts out excellent renditions of mezze and kebabs, all accompanied by soft, wood-fired bread.

What to get: Thick, smoky hummus; phyllo-encased sigara borek filled with feta; dolmas (currants, pine nuts, and rice stuffed into grape leaves); manti (house-made pasta pockets with beef and yogurt sauce); spicy adana kebab, made with ground beef; doner kebab; rice pudding topped with ground pistachios.

Best for: A romantic date that doesn’t feel cash-conscious.

Insider tip: On Thursday, the restaurant roasts a whole lamb.

>> See all 2010 Cheap Eats restaurants here