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Cafe Phillips becomes Nerds & Nibblers on L Street

by Prince Of Petworth — October 11, 2016 at 10:10 am 9 Comments


“Dear PoPville,

I went to lunch yesterday at Cafe Phillips on [1451] L Street (intersection of Vermont) and noticed the name has been changed to Nerds & Nibblers but the menu and offerings seem to be all the same.”

Ed. Note: Cafe Phillips closed their 12th and E St, NW location back in Feb. 2015. There is still a Cafe Phillips at 50 F St, NW.


  • What a weird, terrible name.

    • Ashy Oldlady

      No less contrived than Cafe Phillips. Nobody named Phillips had anything to do with the place.

    • Anonymous

      All new names of bars, restaurants, and events in the District of Columbia shall contain both alliteration and an ampersand, no matter how much of a stretch it is.

    • My first thought. Ridiculous and annoying name. Also weirdly kind of creepy.

  • eb

    Also the Cafe Phillips on 14th street between H and Eye NW has become Gallery Cafe. As far as I can tell the staff and food are the same.

    • ajr

      I was just talking about this one with a coworker this morning! I hadn’t realized anything changed.

    • ms

      The one at 7th and I became Deli Zique about a year ago, but none of the employees changed. Manager seems to be the owner now. Guess this has happened all over town

  • sbc

    the Cafe Phillips on 3rd St SW is now Sandwiches by Phillip but the food’s the same.

  • Idontgetit

    I’m a nerd and I don’t nibble.


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