Bistro Bohem: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

Bistro Bohem: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012
Potato pancake with chicken paprikash sauce. Photo by Scott Suchman.

The casual vibe at this friendly Czech restaurant extends to the kitchen—some dishes on the brunch menu may or may not be available. Don’t let it bother you. The Shaw spot is all about going with the flow—sharing the rustic house-made pâté with friends, sipping a glass of semisweet sparkling wine, and chatting with the staff. Besides, there’s always something good to eat: Try oven-roasted speck and poached eggs with greens dressed in honey-lemon vinaigrette or a crepe with ham and cheese, Nutella, or strawberries and Chantilly cream. On the savory (and more classically Czech) side, there’s crispy chicken schnitzel with potato salad. The basket of pastries is baked in-house, and coffee—Vienna import Julius Meinl—is among the strongest and smoothest you’ll find. Saturday and Sunday 10 to 3.

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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.