Cafe Mozart’s German Deli

A German market and deli for pastries and bratwurst.

From February 2005 Dirt Cheap Eats

This deli/market/cafe acts as the entrance to the fancier Cafe Mozart restaurant. While the deli has only a few tables and doesn’t have the ambiance of the restaurant, it does have beer steins lining the shelves. And you can get hot meals to go, buy fresh deli meats, or shop at the German-stocked market.

The hot turkey turnovers ($2.95) are a good start. Spicy “hunter style” chicken ($7.95), sauteed with onion, mushrooms, tomatoes, green peppers, and paprika, is filling. Sandwiches ($3.65 to $5.95) include such specialties as Westphalian and Black Forest ham. For an even more authentic taste, sausages are $3.95 for a plain bratwurst to $5.45 for the venison brat. The cafe offers house-made tortes and cakes ($3.75 a slice), and desserts go as low as $2.50 for a Napoleon, $2.95 for a chocolate eclair.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.