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brunch at Cashion's Eat Place in DC


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brunch at Cashion's Eat Place in DC

Smokey | Apr 29, 2003 03:49 PM

Went with three others to Cashion's Eat Place for brunch on Sunday. They don't take reservations and start seating at 11:30. We arrived around 11:00, and the line formed shortly thereafter. Although it has a nice sidewalk seating area, the umbrellas they had up seemed to actually provide shade to none of the tables (odd) so we sat inside.

All in all, not bad, although I didn't like it as much as I like the restaurant for dinner. I had challah french toast with carmelized apples and maple syrup. French toast was a bit egg-ier than I like it and I would have enjoyed more carmelized apples. The dish I really wanted was a greek yogurt with honey and granola, but the accompanying fruit was pear, and the waitress didn't think they had anything else they could substitute for the pears (I hate pears).

Two of my dining companions had a pork hash, which looked good. Came with poached egg on top. Not very hash-ish in appearance (all of the ingredients looked as though they had been cooked separately and then tossed together for plate. However, I know at least one of my companions appreciated that presentation. I tried his potatoes and they had a great, thyme flavor. My other dining companion had the colby/spinach omelette, which looked quite good, with pork sausage on side.

They bring you a basket of bread, which seems a bit incongruous. It's the kind of bread that I imagine they serve at dinner, it's not a very breakfast-y bread. The coffee was good (though not great) and refills were plentiful. The grapefruit juice was canned and served over ice (blech).

We actually ordered a dessert (seems odd to me with brunch, but somebody else wanted it)--homemade pistachio ice cream with hot fudge sauce, and a side of cookies. They were great.

I couldn't quote the price as I was being treated, although the entrees were $7.00-10.00 per, portion sizes not the sort of typical, huge diner size but more moderate. Yes, I would go back, but I wouldn't run back. I would run back for their dinners, which I have thoroughly enjoyed.


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