Travel to These 5 International Brunch Spots in DC

November 18, 2013

If your traveling feet are itchy and you feel the need to take an international break – you don’t actually have to leave town to do so. Here are five international eateries serving up terrific brunches.

2201 14th St. NW
Top Chef star Mike Isabella unrolled a new brunch menu about two months ago at Kapnos, his Greek restaurant located two blocks north of U Street. Dishes like phyllo pies, Greek omelets, chicken and waffles with Greek honey, and the pictured Baklava French toast, are served here. Wash it down with one of three varieties of Bloody Marys (classic, grilled green tomato, or roasted tomato). The restaurant is open for brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Cuba Libre
801 9th St. NW
Eat all the Cuban brunch food you want for $26 at Cuba Libre, including spinach omelets, Cuban hash, crab sincronizada, ceviches and more by chef and partner Guillermo Pernot. The unlimited tapas brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., but you must place your orders by 1:30 p.m.

705 6th St. NW
The Japanese don’t do brunch, but that won’t stop Katsuya Fukushima, Daikaya’s chef, from serving it at Daikaya. Fukushima’s brunch is a playground of wild pan-Japanese dishes, like chicken and waffles with wasabi butter-maple syrup, and the poached egg and Chesapeake karroke. Their twist on the mimosa is the Suika Solstice: vodka, watermelon-mint juice, and sparkling wine. Daikaya serves brunch on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

B Too
1324 14th St. NW
For the best Belgian waffles in town, go straight to Belgian restaurant B Too. Balance your order of waffles with one of their eight mussel dishes, served with Belgian frites and mussel sauce, whipped up by Belgian-born Chef Bart Vandaele (another Top Chef alum). B Too serves brunch 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekends.

3418 11th St. NW
Maple in Columbia Heights is an Italian-American restaurant, and is one of the few Italian restaurants in D.C. with a brunch menu. Come in here for breakfast antipasti (meat, cheese and olives), egg dishes with Italian spices, and Prosecco-based cocktails. Maple serves brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

SOURCE: InTheCapital (Sophie Pyle)

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