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All summer I’ve been walking by Cashion’s Eat Place on the way back from the Sunday Dupont Farmers Market, ogling diners’ plates and wishing I could swap my bags for their seats.

I finally made it on a recent weekend, and just in the nick of time to enjoy some sunshine on the outdoor patio. As soon as we settled in to fresh bread, orange juice, and coffee, I knew this was going to be good.

But first: a warning. It looks like Cashion’s isn’t big on updating its online menu, which doesn’t always reflect frequent seasonal changes (fresh strawberries are currently listed in one of the items). To be fair, the website clearly states that they are SAMPLE menus. Seasonally appropriate versions of both the items that caught our eye online were available, so it wasn’t a big deal for us. But we did see a couple show up, look at the menu, discuss the lack of something they had seen online, and walk away disappointed.

We ordered french toast and an omelet to share. The challah french toast with apples was goooooood. The slices were moist with crisp edges, the apples were well-spiced, and the syrup had a fragrant hint of orange.

Challah french toast with apples

The omelet was also very well done. Everything about it tasted fresh – thin slivers of zucchini, local chevre, and a tomato coulis. And the potatoes. Oh, the potatoes. They look pretty ordinary but are some of the best I’ve had , hitting that sweet spot between roasted and fried, and seasoned perfectly with herbs and onions.

Omelet with zucchini, goat cheese and tomato coulis, and perfect potatoes

Cashion’s does brunch right. Go see for yourself!

Oh, and we just got news that they are debuting a new brunch menu with even more items, including huevos rancheros, doughnuts, waffles and sticky buns.

1819 Columbia Road NW