Cafe 8 for Sunday Brunch

Cafe 8While meandering around Capitol Hill this weekend I decided to check out Cafe 8 for brunch. I’ve passed this place a couple of times, and really liked its street presence. Also, Matchbox had a 40 minute wait, which is something I rarely will do. Lets face it, for me to wait 40 minutes it better be made out of gold.

So anyway, being hungry, it worked out good for Cafe 8. The cuisine leans toward Mediterranian and Greek. I liked that they have a brunch menu on Sundays. There was variety without having too many choices. That tends to be a good thing. It was also nice that there is some outdoor seating in front, and then an enclosed open air patio in the back. Both were full.

The indoor ambiance wasn’t anything to write home about, but it is on par with Banana Cafe, which is down the street. Both comfortable and pleasant. There wasn’t any music playing … which I found odd, but then again, I didn’t have to yell above any noise to talk to my partner.

Unfortunately, the kitchen was behind, so the food did not arrive as timely as it could have. The place did not look to be packed either, so I don’t know if they were down kitchen staff or not. The waitress was pleasant enough, though, and did everything in her power to make the experience as nice as possible.

The food, when it arrived, was good, and two people can dine there for about $30, which seemed reasonable. I would go back, but with the caveat that time from order to table would need to improve. All in all, if you want to spend a lazy day on the hill, this could be an enjoyable part of it.

One Response to “Cafe 8 for Sunday Brunch”

  1. That area of Cap Hill is really looking great and very vibrant. I think it’s good for Barracks Row to have an “anchor” like Matchbox- it will benefit the other business around it by bringing more people to the area while also forcing other restaurants to “up their game.”

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