Bread & Chocolate is a favorite amongst my friends and me. I have had brunch with my girlfriends here and we have even gathered all our families together at Bread & Chocolate during GW’s parents’ weekend. We’ve shared memories and good food at the 23rd & M location, which is only a few blocks north of GW’s campus.
I’ve obviously been here on many occasions, so this post is a review of all the food that I’ve had on multiple visits, rather than based solely on one visit, which is how I usually write my posts.
Bread & Chocolate is the perfect place for brunch. They serve eggs in various shapes and forms along with their delicious morning sweets, many of which I’ve tried. The restaurant is also a cafe that offers various pastries, salads, sandwiches and small plates with French influences.
One of my favorite dishes at Bread & Chocolate is the Chocolate Banana French Toast ($9). I fell in love with this dish since the first time I’ve had it and have made a habit of ordering it almost every time I go. The French toast is topped with bananas (too few in my opinion) and drizzled with a generous amount of chocolate sauce. Bavarian cream, a delicious, pudding-like condiment, is served on the side. The French toast is sweet and delicious… it’s more like dessert than an entree.
I had the Nutella Pfannkuchen ($9) – German crepes – on one visit to B&C. I remember being disappointed because there was nothing special about the crepes. They also had a slightly lemony taste, which I really don’t like in most foods. Because I grew up having crepes (or palacinke in Serbian) for breakfast practically every weekend, I was disappointed that I spent money on something unsatisfying that I could’ve easily made myself.
My most recent trip to Bread & Chocolate was on my birthday! I decided to try a savory entree and went with the Cuisine A-Go-Go ($9), which is essentially ham, egg and cheese on one of their homemade croissants. It was served with a potato latke and a lettuce and cantaloupe garnish. I realized the dish was basically what I would get at Dunkin’ Donuts, but I really liked it. The croissant was warm and ever so slightly sweet. The latke was crunchy and not the best I’ve ever had, but it was a nice complement to the meal.
I concluded my birthday brunch with Chocolate Fondue ($6 per person/2 person minimum). The fondue was served with tons of fruit: apples, grapes, oranges, strawberries, bananas and pineapples. It also came with their apple crumb cake which was absolutely divine dipped in the chocolate. Although the fondue was kept warm by a candle, I was surprised that the chocolate didn’t solidify as my boyfriend and I struggled to finish the fruit and cake. Somehow, we managed to clean the plate and left Bread & Chocolate happy and full. I highly recommend that everyone try the fondue… it is amazing and a great way to end a meal!
Bread & Chocolate is one of my favorite brunch places in DC because of its proximity to GW’s campus, the quality of the food and the value for your money. Bread & Chocolate is the perfect place to gather with friends and sit outside by their yellow awning on a sunny day!
THE BOTTOM LINE:
301 M St NW (West End)
Washington, DC 20037
Bread & Chocolate also has locations in Chevy Chase, Old Town Alexandria and Takoma Park.
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