Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Peacock Cafe

After our disastrous brunch at 14K, we were desperate to find a nice brunch spot to take two California visitors. B found Peacock Cafe in Georgetown and was able to get a reservation for Saturday morning. The cafe is on a quiet (relatively) street in Georgetown about a block removed from the hustle and bustle of M Street. I love that they call their brunch the "Happy Day Brunch." It was a nice way to start the day and a good spot for catching up with our friends.

Rainy Day Respite

We went to Peacock Cafe on a rainy day but the restaurant's fresh-squeezed juice and classic brunch menu brightened our mood. To drink, I went out of my comfort zone and ordered the Red Zinger, a blend of apple, beet, carrot, and ginger. It was definitely interesting but the beets made it a little too "earthy" (a.k.a. dirt) tasting. The zing of the juice was softened by the sweetness of the multigrain pancakes, served with bananas, walnuts ,and warm maple syrup. I loved that the pancakes were thin and light.

B had the Sunrise which was a blend of fresh squeezed orange and strawberry juice. While the fruit was definitely fresh, the juice was served at room temperature. Next time he'll order the smoothie version which is blended with ice. For brunch B had the french toast with strawberries sauteed in butter, brown sugar, and finished with a touch of balsamic vinegar.

After a very pleasant "Happy Day" brunch experience, I look forward to returning to try Peacock Cafe for lunch or dinner.

Second Thoughts from B

There is something to be said for a simple, but well-done, brunch and this is it. No frills but every bit delicious, our morning was spent in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Besides the temperature of the juice (which does speak well for the freshness), my only criticism would be that it was a little pricey... but that's Georgetown, right? Putting those minor things aside, Peacock Cafe offers exactly what you'd expect for brunch... a comfortable, relaxing, sweet way to start a day.

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