Caffe Kimchi Opens on Capitol Hill – Featuring a Kimchi Bacon Omelette

751 8th Street, SE

Last month we noted progress at the renovations in the former Capital City Subs space located next to the future District Doughnut on Barracks Row. They reopened as Caffe Kimchi a couple weeks ago and they could possibly have the greatest omelette in town:


I love kimchi and I love bacon so I’m super intrigued. Anyone try them out yet?

Looking north on 8th Street towards the future District Doughnut


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  • oh snap! i will have to report back on how the korean food is!

  • Well, I guess I know what I’m having for lunch today.

  • justinbc

    Won’t have time to make it til this weekend, but definitely looking forward to it.

  • I work next door. There wraps and paninis are great! They are so friendly too!

  • I went last week and got the kimchi/spicy pork tacos. Very very tasty, and better value than District Taco or Takorean. Cash only, though. I look forward to trying the omelette.

  • One of these days I’m going to try it! It’s the closest lunch option to my work and I love kimchi. But I’ve gotten out of the habit of buying lunch because of the lack of options around here (also because crossing the 11th and M Street intersection is a treacherous undertaking I’d rather only do twice a day). So it might be another month or two before I get around to it.

  • I’ve been in a couple times now. I’m far from any sort of kimchi expert so take this opinion with a *ahem* grain of salt, but I really like their stuff – a little spicy and a little pungent. At this point I’ve tried the kimchi bacon omelet, the kimchi burrito, kimchi tacos and the bulgogi burger. All the burrito/taco type dishes give you the option of meats – have only tried the bulgogi so far and have enjoyed it. Their omelets are of the super thin almost crepe-like variety, rolled and filled with whatever fillings you get. I like those much better than the thick, fluffy omelets with the fillings just poured into the egg.

    Place is super cheap and the family (I assume?) that runs it is incredibly friendly. A welcome addition to the neighborhood. They close now at 6, but told me they’d eventually stay open until 9-10 once business picks up.

  • I hope they spruce up the outside a bit. It’s hard to tell what they are. I’m all for new places opening up on the southern end of 8th though. Best of luck to them!

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