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Maple, Columbia Heights, DC

Maple, Washington DC

Located in Columbia Heights, Maple is a neighborhood wine bar and restaurant just a short walk from where we were staying in DC. We showed up for brunch right when they opened at 10am. It’s nice that they have outdoor seating, but the streets in this area are very noisy. We eventually had to migrate inside once it started drizzling.

Maple offers a solid selection of brunch entrees for under $15 each. If you plan on drinking, get the $24 carafe of mimosas instead of ordering mimosas individually for $6.

Maple, Washington DC

John basically had dessert for breakfast that day! He had the Sweet Breakfast Panini ($7) with nutella, smashed banana, and toasted hazelnuts on brioche. On the side, he got the flourless Chocolate Truffle Torte with raspberry coulis ($7).

Nutella Panini, Flourless Chocolate Truffle Torte, Maple

I ordered the Poached Eggs with Spinach ($12), which sounds like Egg Florentine, but was a slightly different. The eggs were served on toasted baguette slices with shaved parmigiana reggiano and topped with arugula oil, which I initially mistook for pesto.

Poached Eggs and Spinach, Maple

The eggs needed some salt because the arugula oil didn’t do much. The shaved cheese added a nice salty flavor that went well with the spinach. The potatoes tasted good, but were quite greasy. All in all, not too bad for the price, and it helped that the mimosas were spot on!

Poached Eggs and Spinach, Maple

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  • Reply
    Mitzie Mee
    June 14, 2015 at 11:49 am

    I love poached eggs but John’s breakfast combo really looks tempting. When I was a kid, that’s what I told myself I would have every day for breakfast.

    • Reply
      wazwu
      June 15, 2015 at 10:53 am

      Haha, John got a lot of teasing from the rest of us, but perhaps we were all just jealous of his excellent breakfast decision! ;P

  • Reply
    Mrs C
    June 15, 2015 at 8:54 am

    You made it to DC! Must tell us all about it especially when DC is high in my must visit list. Everything looks good here.. even poached eggs! By the way, we tried your avocado pasta recipe.. becoming a favorite now :) Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      wazwu
      June 15, 2015 at 10:55 am

      I did! Feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions about DC. I recommend the zoo as it’s free and nice to walk around. Also nice to visit the monuments at the DC mall!

      Thanks! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the avocado pasta, especially as I know you are a huge avocado fan. Yum!

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