What: DC Cafe, open Sun-Thu.: 11:30 a.m.-3 a.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 11:30 a.m.-4 a.m.
Where: 2035 P St. NW; 202-887-5819. (Dupont Circle)
The Skinny: Mediterranean-style kabobs can be found at DC Cafe. Your best taste bet, though, is a $4 shawarma wrap or a $6 gyro — definitely opt for lamb if you must have meat. The cafe has been in business for more than 20 years, thanks to its high-quality food, says Omar Lamoualem, whose family owns the restaurant. “It’s all fresh. Everything is made from scratch. We don’t precook stuff. We even make our hummus right here.” He adds that the menu features several vegetarian options. “It’s very hard for vegetarians to eat late at night,” he says.
Note: DC Cafe will soon offer delivery every day until midnight for residents within a 10- to 15-block radius.
Written by Express contributor Suemedha Sood