About Us

Sharing the neighborhood with the White House, Café Soleil has seen 12 years of serving food and drink to DC’s business professionals of all ages and tourists visiting the historical landmarks in the surrounding area. We serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and happy hour seven days a week. Our menu offers a wide variety of options, including steaks, salads, sandwiches, and fresh seafood.

Our Mission

Our goal is to ensure that each guest receives prompt, professional, friendly and courteous service. To maintain a clean, comfortable and well maintained restaurant for our guests and staff. To provide at a fair price – nutritional, well-prepared meals – using only high quality ingredients. To ensure that all guests and staff are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. To thank each guest for the opportunity to serve them. By maintaining these objectives we shall be assured of a fair profit that will allow us to contribute to the community we serve.


Cafe Soleil is located at 839 17th street NW (on the corner of 17th and “Eye” Street) – just 2 blocks from the White House.


The Farragut West stop (via the Orange Line) is located adjacent to Cafe Soleil.

The Farragut North stop (via the Red Line) is located two blocks North of Cafe Soleil.

Did you know:

Cafe Soleil is a member of the Restaurant Group? Visit us at one of our sister restaurants: Mango’s Bethany Beach, Front Page Dupont, Front Page Ballston, The Bottom Line, Cedar Restaurant, Bethany Blues in Bethany Beach and Lewes, The Starboard, and the new Madhatter on Connecticut Avenue. We love seeing our customers at all of our locations!

Events: Cafe Soleil also serves as a full-service event location.  It’s the perfect space for small wedding receptions, cocktail parties, birthdays, etc.  We also have use of a banquet room on the second floor above the restaurant which is great for corporate/business lunches and gatherings.  Contact us for details, packages, and prices.

For special event and party inquiries please visit here


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Notes from our Guests


"As always, I had a wonderful time with friends at Cafe Soleil.  The service is wonderful, and the food, as always, is awesome!  I highly recommend 'my favorite restaurant' to all my colleagues and friends!" - Christy Montgomery


"This place is easily one of my favorite spots for lunch and happy hour. You get the quaint neighborhood feel in the big city!" - Ben Taylor


"Cafe Soleil has never disappointed my guests or me.  It has very good food, great service, and is in a nice neighborhood near the White House..." - Jorge Fernandez


Cafe Soleil 2011 - Developed by Tailor Media