You know those beautiful sunny days where the weather doesn’t seem real. Like, God literally colored the sky with his personal crayons and strategically placed white fluffy clouds around the sun to create the most scenic view – that literally happened this weekend. At 82 degrees with a slight breeze, the weather was absolutely perfect.
A couple Friday nights back, my girls, Grace and Cat, and I decided to grab drinks at this cute new place on Florida Ave called Takoda Restaurant, Beer Garden & Whiskey Bar. Once our foot hit the top stair of the rooftop, we immediately fell in love. While there, we decided it was inevitable we try their brunch.
So, on July 10 at 1:15pm, we did.
Already, I had high expectations. After such an awesome time that Friday night, I just knew we were in for an amazing treat.
Girl, let me tell you…a treat we received, indeed.
Often times, I’d hit new brunch spots in hopes to simply spend time with my girls(or boo), enjoy a mimosa and exchange laughs, not really focusing on the taste of the food. Let’s be honest, half the time restaurants slap over-cooked eggs, a hard biscuit and a side of “turkey” sausage on a plate and call it a day.
Not Takoda, though. Takoda gets it.
First, the service was supreme, but not overbearing. The atmosphere was chilled and filled with eclectic tunes. The mimosas were fresh, half-off and surprisingly, left me headache-free. The industrial architecture and views were a sight for sore eyes. And the food…can we just have a moment of silence, please? Okay, the food…..
So. Freaking. Delicious.
Cat ordered the Breakfast Salmon Cakes. Grace ordered the PB&J Cauliflower Wings and Veggie Burger(yes, plant eaters, there are options for you, too!),. And I got the Breakfast Sandwich. I tried each meal..well, because that’s what you do at brunch. Each bite was pleasurable. I kid you not. I know this may sound bad, but I ordered a side of maple syrup, because I expected the sandwich to be dry and unfavorable, but Chef Damian Brown and Chef D’Andre Lewis shut that notion down REAL quick! It was packed with taste. It was picturesque(I told you they get it!). It was juicy, but subtle. It was perfect.
Dear Takoda, you all get an A+ from LipstickInMyCoffee. I will definitely be back.
(P.s. Shoutout to the wind for blowing on cue! Yaassss)<3
Takoda Restaurant, Beer Garden & Whiskey Bar
715 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Let me know if you try them out! Tell the waiter or waitress LIMC sent you.