I ended my birthday weekend at brunch with a few friends. While we originally wanted to go to Cava (probably one of my favorite brunches ever) it was booked so we decided to try a new place and chose Lavagna for their bottomless mimosa deal - $12 for 90 minutes.While on the topic of mimosas, Lavagna’s were pretty tasty – a little weak, but tasty. The wait staff was great at refilling and glasses were almost never less than half full. Also – snap chat brunch filters are awesome! I don’t know if it was specific to this past weekend or if you are in DC you can get them every weekend. Either way, so fun!
It’s becoming the norm to start our brunches off with an order of pancakes, and this visit was no different. Our table split the Mascarpone Pancakes Buttermilk Pancakes / Honey Nutella / Mascarpone / Fruit $11. They were your basic pancakes but the honey Nutella was a pleasant combo that took the dish from basic to exciting.
Torn between a few things, the best friend and I decided to split two dishes (these were the most ordered dishes at the table) – the Chicken & Waffles Organic Hormone Free Fried Chicken / Belgian Waffle / Fruit $16 and the Italian Sausage Gravy Biscuit / Scrambled Eggs $11.
Sarah ordered the Arugula Omelet Tomatoes / Smoked Gouda / Pine Nut Pesto / Potatoes $14. The breakfast potatoes were crisp and seasoned well, and the house made ketchup served on the side made for a great dipping. The omelet sadly was a lackluster and under seasoned.
Overall this was a successful brunch. We made reservations and Lavagna was running a little behind. They graciously let us go to the bar and get some mimosas while we waited for our table. The server had great recommendations and she never let our glasses get empty. The place gets a little loud, but that's to be expected with a bottomless option.
539 8th St SE
Metro: Eastern Market