Busboys and Poets

New American, Bookstore
$ $
1025 5th St NW (at K St. NW)
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 387-7638
8:00am - 12:00am
8:00am - 12:00am
8:00am - 12:00am
8:00am - 12:00am
8:00am - 1:00am
9:00am - 1:00am
9:00am - 12:00am



  • Named after the poet Langston Hughes, this restaurant/bookstore/fair-trade market is a favorite hangout among NPR staffers.
  • Enjoy the drink called Tap Water
  • DC Tapwater
  • Sit at the bar for better service.
  • Not a bad seat in this place love the upstairs bar area and the outside tables are good too
  • DC Tap waters are on point!!!!....a definite must
  • Enjoy a healthy dose of activism with your consumerism!
  • Sweet potato fries are good. Some of the hippie waiters don't like to give straws out.
  • I have eatenthe plumsthat were inthe iceboxand whichyou were probablysavingfor breakfastForgive methey were deliciousso sweetand so cold. Also get the whiskey drinksthey are good
  • Great food! I'm not a vegan, but try the Vegan Cheesecake! The White Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding was delightful too!
  • Great food. One day I'll come back and check out the live music nights.
  • The environment is (much) better than the food.
  • Not only a great brunch spot, but also a cultural hub. Grab a latte and learn or teach anything from music to literature.
  • Syrup container of sugar in the raw on every table...perfection!
  • I've eaten the chicken panini a million times. Delicious.
  • So love the THIN MINT LATTE..
  • ALWAYS sit at the bar. Bartenders are sooo attentive. Wishing I had sat there now.
  • Try the Fuji Apple & Gorgonzola sandwich with fig spread on walnut raisin bread
  • Avoid Eating Out. Great Spot to be in your zen and get some work done(earphones optional) with decent music. Get the Veggie Burger cooked Well!
  • Sexy Spot!!

Nearby places

490 L St NW (at 5th St NW)
601 F St NW (at 7th St NW)
701 Seventh Street Northwest