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February 10, 2017|Posted in: Uncategorized

Hannah Camp is a sophomore studying Public Health. She is originally from North Carolina. In this blog post, Hannah talks about her love for brunch. Read below for suggestions on what places to check out in D.C.!

I’d like to believe that I’m a breakfast connoisseur. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always had breakfast food on my mind. I’d find myself spacing out in class, thinking about a waffle the size of my face, decorated with chocolate chips or strawberries, and adorned with syrup. Every night I’d ask if we could have breakfast for dinner. Every morning I’d ask my mom if she would make me breakfast for lunch. Once a day was simply not enough.

Needless to say, when I discovered that Washington, D.C. was at the center of the brunch movement, I was all in. Within a day of being at American University, I attended my first brunch, and from that moment on I was hooked. Since that fateful day, I’ve found myself brunching across the District. I’ve explored the savory and the sweet. I’ve consumed my weight in bacon. And now, a year and a half in, I want to share my brunch wisdom, of which I have a lot. Below you’ll find my all time favorite brunch places I’ve discovered in D.C., and you, too, can be a breakfast connoisseur. Happy eating.

1. Vinoteca, 1940 11th St NW, Washington, D.C. ($$$)
If you’re looking for a more expensive brunching experience, perhaps a place you’d encourage your parents to take you when they visit, look no further than Vinoteca. Located off of U Street, Vinoteca has a variety of fancy brunch options, from duck benedict to a smoked salmon and avocado tartine. Their french toast is exquisite–a brioche bread, adorned with powdered sugar, cinnamon, and fresh strawberries. You won’t be able to get enough. Vinoteca is on the pricier side, but what you pay for is what you get.

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2. District Kitchen, 2606 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. ($$)
District Kitchen is the best place to go if you want a lot of food for a decent price. Located near the zoo, you can go out for brunch and then go see the animals! I got the Woodley Way, which gives you a lot of options. It comes with toast—white or wheat—eggs cooked however you like, breakfast potatoes, and your choice of sausage or bacon. Across from me is their waffle, which comes with so many sugary, delicious toppings like chocolate chips, whipped cream, and bananas. It truly tastes like desert.

Check out District Kitchen’s homey breakfast.

3. Farmers Fishers Bakers, The Washington Harbor 3000 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. ($)
For the environmentally conscious bruncher, Farmers Fishers Bakers (try saying that 10 times fast) is a great place to go. It’s a sustainable restaurant and is LEED silver certified. With its unique options, you can’t help but feel hip and trendy when eating here. I got a bowl of delicious granola with hot soy milk that you get to pour yourself. This restaurant is also super cheap and is on the Georgetown Waterfront, which is a beautiful sight.

FFB’s warm granola!

4. Leopold’s Kafe, 3315 Cady’s Alley NW, Washington, D.C. ($$)
Leopold’s Kafe is a wonderful choice for those who have an affinity for German cuisine. From the fun display and the delicious taste of an authentic German breakfast to the sleek interior, you’ll enjoy your time here. I got the waffles, which come topped with bananas and powdered sugar, and chocolate sauce, syrup, and whipped cream on the side. Leopold’s Kafe is another restaurant in Georgetown, so after you brunch, you’re just a hop and a skip away from the waterfront.

Waffles from Leopold’s Kafe!

Those are all of my suggestions, now get out there and start brunching!

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