Breakfast or lunch? Can’t decide? Say no more, the solutions to your problems is BRUNCH! D.C. is known for their famous brunches. It is a must to go at least once while you are living here. In College Station, there isn’t many brunch spots, and the ones we have always have a huge line to be seated. Brunch can be eaten with friends or even alone, whilst reading a good book. As an avid “bruncher” myself, here are my top five favorite spots here in D.C.:
- Founding Farmers – A classic D.C. brunch spot, some call it the best because of the farm fresh options. This has to be one of the most famous spots in D.C., therefore you will likely encounter a line to be seated. If you come here, I would recommend the avocado egg white toast with a First Bake Blend drip foffee. The coffee is a locally roasted blend at Compass Coffee and is delicious if you are a coffee fan. (You will notice that I am also a coffee fanatic!)
- Fiola Mare – If you love good Italian food, this is the place to be. There menu changes daily and seasonally with the select ingredients that are available. In the fall, they have an amazing sweet corn & ricotta pancake that even thinking about it, makes my mouth water. It is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. With my pancakes, I would get the famous mango honeybush kombucha or an espresso.
- Kafe Leopold & Konditorei – This charming café in Georgetown, takes me back to a traditional Austrian breakfast. My favorite must be the belgische zuckerwaffeln, which is a Belgian sugar waffle topped with whipped cream and honey. It is simple, but absolutely amazing. As always, a cup of espresso on the side. If you are still craving something sweet, I would recommend the fraisier, an almond cake layered with pistachio mousse, topped with fresh strawberries.
- All-Purpose Pizzeria – A good pizza spot at night, and an astonishing brunch. This a spot where I would bring along some friends to share the breakfast pies. The best pie for which they are famous is called the Lady Brynn, which is made of parm fonduta, prosciutto cotto, gruyere, an egg and topped with chives. It is the classic breakfast pizza! This place has amazing pizza, but also has an awesome view of the Anacostia River. It’s a perfect spot for good brunch and cute pictures!
- Ted’s Bulletin – Ted’s is the perfect place if you want a good homemade pop tart. I am not much of a pop tart fan but this is the only one I will eat! They are cheap and will fill you up until the end of the day, trust me! Definitely order the seasonal Ted’s tart and the classic strawberry tart! There is no way you can choose the wrong tart when at Ted’s.
Office of Congressman Filemon Vela
Washington, D.C. | fall 2019