Two guilty pleasures in one, Bread & Chocolate proved a new favorite spot in D.C. Friends and I were planning to visit the National Geographic Museum (which was a hit) and wanted to find a place for lunch. Only a few blocks away sat a restaurant with one enticing name, so it was a no-brainer. Bread & Chocolate greeted us with a glass showcase of tarts, pastries, croissants, cakes, and several types of freshly-baked breads. An automatic win in my book!
Arriving around 1:30, the place was starting to clear out after the mad lunch rush (which looked to be pretty intense). With a glass of ice water and slice of lime, we began perusing the menu and checking out dishes of customers seated around us. The seating is close, which boasts a real cafe feel.
After some minutes I decided on Apple Pfannkuchen, delicious crepe-style pancakes, apple compote, and a dollop of Bavarian cream. It was delicious, and surprisingly not too heavy. In lieu of syrup, the apple compote was just the gel needed for the soft crepes. I liked how the edges were the slightest bit crisp, while the middle of the crepe was a nice chewy texture. And you can’t go wrong with Bavarian cream! My friend ordered Chocolate Banana French Toast, which is what I’m ordering next time. The waitress noted that it was one of their most popular dishes. Both dishes were only $8 each, a steal indeed.
Before we left, the breads were calling my name. I purchased a round of sourdough for $5 and it was worth it! We enjoyed it at home with several meals. Soft, doughy, and a crisp crust, it has been the perfect accompaniment to soups, cheese, or just on its own.
For $13 plus tip, not a bad way to spend the afternoon.
On the road again,