Oh yes, it’s that time. We’re recapping our latest brunch experience, and we hope you’re excited because it’s a doozy. We recently got to check out the incredible Cafe Riggs with DCfoodporn, and we had a fabulous time. Located inside the gorgeous Hotel Riggs, this stunning restaurant’s doing everything right.
This was actually one of the few times we’ve dined AT a restaurant. Full disclosure: we’ve been getting everything to go, but we decided to give it a shot since it was at an off hour + we were seated outside with dividers, far, far away from other guests.
We made sure to keep our masks on when we weren’t eating or drinking, and we definitely made sure to put them back on when service staff came to check on us. Restaurants take huge steps to ensure our safety, and we all NEED to do the same for them.
With that said, brunch was lit. We kicked things off with fresh squeezed juice and coffee before placing our order for entrees. We wanted to photograph an array of dishes so we got a big spread to share, and standouts were as follows: their french toast, their campanelle, their steak frites, and their pain au chocolat.
The french toast was wildly addictive, and it was topped with bits and pieces of bacon and pecan. Note: this dish came in syrup so if you prefer to enjoy it on the side, make sure you ask!
For those of you looking to get your carb fix, the campanelle was an amazing option, served in a hearty mushroom ragout and topped with pecorino. The pasta was cooked perfectly al dente, and the portion size was quite generous!
If you want something even more substantial, go for the steak frites. Justin got this for his main, and he very much enjoyed the dish! He said the meat was seasoned beautifully, and the fries were nice and crispy.
As for the pain au chocolat, the chocolate to pastry ratio was just right, and it was everything we wanted in a croissant. Buttery, flaky goodness that was just the right amount of sweet.
After brunch, we decided to visit their rooftop to enjoy some vino, and it was such a great call. The weather was beautiful, and the tables were super spaced out so we felt safe and comfortable. If you’re looking for a nice place to relax, definitely make sure to pay them a visit.
Alright friends, we hope you enjoyed reading our latest post featuring Cafe Riggs – what looked yummiest to you? Let us know by leaving a comment below. And for more on DC eats, click here to browse and stay tuned for more content coming your way! Happy eating, friends.