Mintwood Place: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

Mintwood Place: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012
Caper-and-egg-sprinkled smoked salmon anchors Mintwood Place’s eggs Benedict. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

This Adams Morgan restaurant made one of the most striking
debuts of the year, riding the brilliance of chef Cedric Maupillier, who
brought Gallic rigor and a spunky imagination to owner Saied Azali’s
hipster-farmhouse concept. Maupillier’s brunch lineup is less
experimental, but his clean execution is still evident, whether he’s
turning out a bountiful smoked-fish platter or an Alsatian
flammekueche (a bacon-and-onion-strewn flatbread) or a fluffy
Belgian waffle. The chef’s biggest reach—a croissant larded with ham,
eggs, bacon, cheese, roast pork, and pickled onions—feels like a dare to
make it to dinner without a nap. Saturday and Sunday 10:30 to
2:30.

Don’t miss a new restaurant again: Subscribe to our weekly newsletters.


Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.