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D.C. Brunch Chronicles

By Sonniya Springer, Life+Style Reporter (@slimmthedoll)

Brunch is the food phenomena that has taken over the nation’s capital over the last couple years. But what exactly is brunch? Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch usually eaten around 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on weekends, preferably on Sundays. The best part of brunch? Bottomless mimosas. For anyone under 21, brunch is still the move due to the energetic and overall happy vibe brunch brings. The best part about brunch? D.C. is filled with numerous brunch options.



651 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC


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At Halfsmoke, located only a few minutes from campus, brunch is served all day on the weekends. They offer free unlimited mimosas with a purchase of an entrée. Prices of entrees vary from $15 to $19. For those under 21, Halfsmoke also has tasty non-alcoholic drinks and milkshakes that will satisfy as well. The food is amazing. Halfsmoke’s reviews are 4 out of 5 stars and up. Along with the food being a hit, they have catchy names like the T-G-I-F Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast. The food too looks as pleasant as it taste. Halfsmoke has a ‘90s theme filled with board games, a photobooth, VHS boxes to receive the check and childhood character-decorated lunchboxes that the food comes in.



El Centro D.F.

1819 14th St NW


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El Centro D.F. does not have the typical chicken and waffles and French toast breakfast menu. This brunch is perfect for both the Mexican food and brunch lover. It’s the best of both worlds: Bloody Marys, mimosas, lattes, pineapple agua frescas, enchiladas, avocados, salsa verde, tacos, shrimp ceviche and more. The food is authentic and made from scratch. Bottomless brunch is only $35. To catch this, stop by from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturdays and/or Sunday.



Cava Mezze                  

527 8th Street SE


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Cava Mezze’s brunch menu is very cheap. Their prices range from $5 to $ 10. Their entrees include steak and eggs and a signature Cava home fries. If deciding on one entree becomes difficult, there is an all you can eat brunch for $35. The only catch is everyone in the party must also order the all you can eat brunch. Their mimosas are 25 cents. On Saturdays, brunch is from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm, while on Sunday, brunch is from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.



1036 Park Road NW


Redrocks is another restaurant that is not the traditional brunch. Redrocks serves Italian food in a pizza shop-like atmosphere. They sell calzones, pizzas, garlic knots and salads. To experience this, go to Redrocks on the weekend from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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