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Cafe Recess

209 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1107
+1 202-544-3049
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good45%
  • Average33%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
20 Jul 2016
“No longer Cafe Recess -- Now Let's Mix Bibija - Asian Fusion”
16 Sep 2014
“3.5 stars actually”
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06:30 - 16:00All hours
209 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1107
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Not sure when this place changed its name or stripes. But it now offers Asian fusion, with a bit of Korean and a bit of Vietnamese. The restaurant is reasonably well organized, with a wall menu and some standard combinations. You can get any dish...More

Thank jxx9595
Reviewed 16 September 2014

I was happier with the food than my husband. I forgot what he had, sorry, but I had kind of an "Asian" plate, I don't remember the exact name anymore. With chicken, stir-fried veggies and rice. It was quite good. Not outstanding, but I liked...More

Thank JKJN-Family
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Our family of 6 was done touring the Capitol area and was ready for lunch. We wanted something close by, reasonably priced and quick. We were pleasantly surprised by the friendly service and delicious sandwiches served up in this "neighborhood" cafe. All of our expectations...More

Thank JcPinCT
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Our party of six had lunch here today and everyone found something on the buffet or at the sandwich station to satisfy him or her. This is an Asian food themed self-serve buffet, with both bottled soft drinks, juices, and waters and a self-serve fountain...More

Thank Awarely
Reviewed 25 January 2013

I work right down the street, so I stop in frequently. They have a good variety of food and it's reasonably priced for the location (everything in DC costs more). It's typically easy to get in and out of quickly which is a perk for...More

Thank Jonathan T
Reviewed 19 May 2011

This place is conveniently located, but the food sucks! Everything looks and tastes like it was cooked in the same oil. All the food is oily and over or under cooked. It's a shame that there can't be good places to eat in a location...More

Thank dcmd2011
Reviewed 29 August 2007

My father, his friend and I came to DC to see the WWII Memorial. We had the pleasure of eatting at the Recess Cafe. The variety and preperation of the food was outstanding. I will come again to see the other museums and will for...More

Thank Di311
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch
Open Hours
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1107
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-544-3049
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