Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

American, Coffeehouse
$$$$ ($15-$24)

Editorial Review

Afterwords doesn't fit the usual mold for a bookstore cafe; it's a complete restaurant tacked on to the rear of Kramerbooks, and it has waiter service. The benefit it reaps from its bookstore relationship is that it's open late every day, and all night on Friday and Saturday. It also serves brunch on weekends. The tables are packed tight in this glassed-in dining room. Space is so short that the restrooms are two flights up.