When one thinks of Afterwords Cafe, the eatery located alongside the Dupont Circle landmark Kramerbooks, one tends to think of pie. So when you're in the mood for a fantastic slice, head over to Afterwords around tea-time when the crowd thins and their service goes from acceptable to very attentive.
While their goober pie (a decadent peanut butter, chocolate, and graham cracker concoction) is a great choice, try not to discount the DC hot spot's extensive and ever-changing dinner and lunch menus. The entrées are creative and include regional (read: crab!) and international selections, most of which are sure to please. When picking a brunch spot, though, you might want to think twice before heading to Afterwords as the wait can be as long as two hours — but if you do decide to wait it out, you won't be disappointed. The portions are huge, the rotating selection of seafood omelets are to die for and the full-service bar will gladly serve you a crisply chilled bottle of Mumm's.