A new cafe is now open on U Street.
Amsterdam Cafe and Lounge opened for business last week in the former Indulj space at 1208 U Street NW.
Co-owner Belay Abere told Borderstan last week that he wants the eatery to be more low-key than the once-notorious Indulj was.
“We’re concentrating more on the cafe than the bar,” Abere said. “We hope people are looking forward to a nice coffee shop where they can bring their laptops, sit down and be comfortable.”
The cafe’s menu includes chicken wings, burgers and sandwiches — all $10 — and a long list of hot and cold drinks and smoothies. The bar will also serve cocktails, beer and wine when it receives its liquor license, said Abere.
Additionally, Abere said he will turn the building’s second floor into a lounge area and open a rooftop deck when the bar receives its liquor license.