If you’re still hungry after eating that bag of popcorn at the Georgetown movie theater or you need a bite to eat after shopping on M street, stop by café tu-o-tu just across the Key Bridge.
A Mediterranean café with a Turkish twist, Café tu-o-tu serves up a range of tasty Panini’s, wraps, and salads at a more affordable price. As an increasingly broke college student, I don’t really have the money to throw down fifteen dollars for lunch like most of the fancier places in Georgetown.
My personal favorites are:
Salmon Avocado Salad: This salad is the best. Always fresh. Always delicious. And they doesn’t skimp on the smoked salmon, which my wallet appreciates.
Chicken Pesto Wrap: This is a hearty favorite. Grilled Chicken, tons of mozzarella cheese, and a delicious pesto spread. I’m a sucker for pesto anything and this doesn’t disappoint.
Also, as an honorable mention, my friend swears by their Hummus Bi Tahina appetizer. He eats through it in a matter of minutes.
Café tu-o-tu is a small restaurant but has lots of seating. The place is warm and welcoming. The service is friendly too. You can find another one on 28th and Pennsylvania Avenue.
Also, did I mention the food is fast? You can be in and out the door in twenty minutes. Full disclosure: I’m the kind of eater that is always hungry, so the speed at which I can consume mass quantities of food is really important to me.
When you’re done, you can head over to Georgetown Scoops next store and get ice cream for a lunchtime splurge. Recently I tried the Pumpkin pie, but try the lavender or cotton candy flavor. It’s well worth the calories.