Cava Mezze was the first brunch in Washington, D.C. that gave me an “ah-ha!” moment. I finally realized what truly bottomless brunches entail. Endless mimosas – of interchangeable flavors – paired with as many plates as you can eat. When the plates are Mediterranean meze and you’re sharing all of that with a big group of friends, all the better.
My friends and I started going to Cava Mezze for all of our birthdays. We talked about the challah French toast often, the spicy lamb benedict and the grapefruit mimosas. The food selection is extensive. I used to go to dinner at their first Cava Mezze location in Rockville, Maryland, where the Chef and founders grew up. During dinner you can try lots of Greek specialties, paired with delicious Greek wine.
This Cava Mezze D.C. location is located right by Eastern Market, so you can make a day of it by ending the meal walking around the neighborhood. Spots fill up early here, so be sure to make a reservation. It’s still just as popular with locals as when I discovered it years ago.
And PS – don’t confuse Cava Mezze with Cava, their delicious fast-casual spots you’ll find throughout the city.