Follow Us

City Place Cafe

86% say Yum
44 people voted
View Menu

1101 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036 (Map & Directions)
Phone: (202) 466-4665
86% say Yum
44 people voted
Cuisine: Deli, Sandwiches
Neighborhood: Downtown

People Who Viewed This Also Viewed

TJ's Gourmet ($)
Breakfast, Deli, Sandwiches

Vermont Village Cafe ($$)
Sandwiches, Deli

Jack's Famous Deli ($)
Deli, Sandwiches

Tabard Inn ($$$$)
American, Seasonal, American New, Brunch

Restaurant Photos

| Add Photo

Restaurant Description

Is this your restaurant? Click to add your description here.

Hours: Add Hours


Credit Cards Accepted



Price Point
$ $ - Cheap Eats (Under $10)
$$ - Moderate ($11-$25)
$$$ - Expensive ($25-$50)
$$$$ - Very Pricey (Over $50)



Good for Kids


Outdoor Seats


Menu Highlights

Reviews of City Place Cafe

Nadia Sorenson posted on 04/08/2010

This is the best lunch spot I have been to in DC. The food is fresh and tasty. The soups are to die for. I never go anywhere else since I discovered this place. The owner is the nicest guy, he always says hi to me by name and has a smile on his face.Other restaurant owners in DC are NOT this nice. In fact, I am frequently appalled at how I am treated in other establishments. If you like personal attention, small mom and pop shops, and great food, then go here. Plus they have Vernor's - which is an added plus, it's ginger ale brewed in MI (I'm from MI).

lorihokie posted on 02/19/2009

I just started going to City Place Cafe and I couldn't be happier. The owner/proprietor is helpful and cheerful, pointing me in the right direction when I have questions. Both breakfast and lunch are great. Lots of choices and everything I have had so far is GREAT! I even load up on sandwiches for the weekend when I need to feed my husband quick meals!

Ivan posted on 12/23/2008

Very pleasant staff and the hot grilled sandwiches are top notch!!!

Jennifer T. posted on 12/01/2008

The person who wrote the last review was way off about the owner's personality, I've been a loyal customer of City place for 4 years now and he has always treated me with the upmost respect. Yes, lunch is chaotic and it may explain his attitude at times but it's understandable when you see the volume they are trying to do in such a small space. I'll always be a fan of City Place Cafe...the food is delicious and the service is far better than anywhere else.

posted on 10/09/2008

Food: breakfast is reliable but not remarkable. Lunch sandwiches are better than average. <br /> Service: Breakfast -- fast but rude; Lunch service: chaotic. <br /> Comments:<br /> It's been a nice place to stop for a quick breakfast (lunch is crowded), and it normally is a great place to linger since there are a few tables inside. But the owner/operator is kind of rude. In fact, over the years I've been going there he's gotten worse. He seems to want to keep track of his customers by name, so he values their business, but then he loses his temper and barks at them if they forget his quirky ordering system. He doesn't go by the "customer's always right" rule. I've seen him berate and condescend to tourists and first-timers. If I were a tourist I wouldn't go in there. He's got a short fuse. Since the proprieter has gotten more rude over time, it's starting to cancel out the advantage of the space to linger... I might have to find a new breakfast joint.

Katie K. posted on 12/04/2007

City Place Cafe is a gem of a deli. Forget the other deli's in town, you can't top this place. All the food is so fresh and everything is made to order. This is not typical deli food.......lots of items have a Meditterranean flavor. My favorites are the wraps, soups and salad bar. The service is top notch and the waits fairly quick. I definitely recommend this place to all.

Taoseno posted on 09/20/2007

You can see I'm spoiled by Jo-Ed and Zack's care and menu. The food is tops and the counter staff led by Akela is totally awesome. The SOUPS are to die for. Jo-Ed is always on top of the daily NEWS! Thanks Jo-Ed. John (Hillary's friend)

Beth posted on 08/08/2007

Food, service, atmosphere are absolutely the best value in the area. Try the soups because they are prepared from scratch daily and the selection is like no other. The people who own and operate this cafe are friendly, intelligent, knowledgeable, creative, and know food. All sandwiches, salads, and breakfast foods (everything) they serve is prepared to order. Thanks for the wonderful care!

Matt posted on 06/01/2007

Sandwiches are great and filling.Service is great and atmosphere is plesant

Luke posted on 05/02/2007

Sandwiches are the best in the city. Try the Tuscano or Southwest Chicken wrap, unreal.

John A. posted on 03/13/2007

Great food and friendly service. I just stumbled upon this place and now it's my favorite spot for breakfast and lunch. All the food is made to order and tastes great. I've never been disappointed!!

Write a Review for City Place Cafe

Recent Reviews

1. New Big Wong (Washington, DC)

Read for yourself!!<br /> <br /> Check out this story on WUS... read more

2. Market to Market (Washington, DC)

The food is good with the exception of the chicken wings and the whiting fish. The chicken wings should continued to be prepared as the previous owne... read more

3. Harry's (Washington, DC)

This place is a dump! It makes Friendly's (the restaurant chain) look good. I had the veggie burger which was served up with rock hard old burnt frie... read more

4. House of Kabob (Washington, DC)

Food here is really good, but the menu prices listed on this website are way off. I paid over $12 for a chicken kabob platter and an order of chick p... read more

5. M & S Grill (Washington, DC)

Worst service i ever experienced, getting told to move out of the way by a waitress and then after sitting at a table in front of the bar being ignore... read more

United States Restaurant Guide:
AK | AL | AR | AZ | DE | CA | CT | CO | FL | GA | HI | ID | IL | IN | IA | KS | KY | LA | MD | ME | MA | MI | MN | MS | MO | MT | NC | ND | NE | NV | NH | NJ | NM | NY | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VT | VA | WA | WV | WI | WY
Canadian Major Cities and Provinces:
Alberta | British Columbia | Manitoba | New Brunswick | Newfoundland | Nova Scotia | Ontario | Prince Edward Island | Quebec | Saskatchewan | Yukon | Calgary | Edmonton | Montreal | Ottawa | Regina | Saskatoon | Toronto | Vancouver | Victoria | Winnipeg |
Most Popular US City Guides:
Albuquerque | Amherst | Atlanta | Austin | Baltimore | Boston | Boulder | Brooklyn | Burlington | Cape Cod | Charlotte | Charleston | Chicago | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Columbus | Dallas / Fort Worth | Denver | Detroit | El Paso | Flagstaff | Fort Lauderdale | Fresno | Gulf Coast | Hartford | Hoboken | Honolulu | Houston | Indianapolis | Jackson | Jersey City | Knoxville | Jacksonville | Kansas City | Las Vegas | Long Island | Los Angeles | Louisville | Lowell | Madison | Memphis | Miami | Milwaukee | Minneapolis | Myrtle Beach | Nashua | Nashville | New Orleans | New York City | Oakland | Oklahoma City | Omaha | Orange County | Orlando | Philadelphia | Phoenix | Pittsburgh | Portland | Providence | Raleigh | Reno | Richmond | Riverside | Sacramento | Saint Louis | Salem | Salt Lake City | San Antonio | San Diego | San Francisco | San Jose | Santa Barbara | Santa Fe | Seattle | St. Paul | Tampa | Tucson | Tulsa | Twin Cities | Virginia Beach | Washington, DC | Wilmington | Winston-Salem

Washington DC Restaurant Guide: See Menus, Ratings and Reviews for Restaurants in Washington DC