Maple Launching Sunday Brunch in Columbia Heights

3418 11th St, NW

From an email:

Maple is launching Sunday brunch this weekend. Hours are 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The menu is heavy on eggs — our version of an eggs florentine; an Eggs in Purgatory with Italian sausage, tomatoes, onions, peppers and fontina cheese; salted cod and potato cakes topped with sunny-side up eggs. We’ll also have a breakfast antipasti plate, french toast stuffed with apples and dried cherries and served with mascarpone whipped cream, and several of our panini and salads as more lunch items.

We’ll also extend our $2 off Italian beer Sunday special all day — so if anyone likes Italian craft beer with brunch, they can take advantage of that special price.

Maple will continue to be open after brunch but serve antipasti and olives only between 3 and 5, at which point we’re open for dinner.

Photo of ‘Purgatory’ courtesy of Maple

31 Comment

  • bfinpetworth

    I wish more restaurants in the Logan/U/CH area would not do this and would instead just serve their lunch menu. So tired of brunch and sometimes I just want a normal lunch at 1 pm in the afternoon on a Saturday. I’m an old fart, and I just don’t get wanting to eat breakfast that late in the day.

  • I fully agree. I can’t stand brunch; I hate eggs. I wish places would just offer a regular lunch menu. There have been several places I want to try on the weekends for lunch that I can’t go to because they aren’t offering their regular menu. Brunch is just boring.

  • Agreed! I think we have the seeds of a movement. BRING BACK LUNCH!

  • if you hate brunch or eggs don’t eat at restaurants that serve brunch or eggs. Problem solved.

  • saf

    I love brunch. I just wish they would serve it earlier, and on Saturday too.

    • This the the key. When I was living in Adams Morgan I grew tired of eating at the Diner every Sunday morning because I was too hungry at 9 to wait til 11 to eat (especially when the Latino market and its delicious food moved away).

  • I also think it’s funny that they OPEN at 11. Is everyone really that hungover on Sat & Sun mornings around here?

  • this thread makes me feel like we are seeing an entire generation that is unable to make their own breakfast.

    • What generation are you talking about specifically? My girlfriend and I sometimes toy with the idea of going out for brunch, but always come to the conclusion that it would be cheaper, better, and more pleasant to make a special breakfast at home. Especially since every restaurant near us has long waits to eat mediocre overpriced food in a crowded chaotic atmosphere. I’m in my late 20’s and she’s in her mid 30’s.

  • In other news, Maple takes the cake for being the most laugh out loud ridiuclously expensive place to join the list of ridiculous places.

    Went in last week right at 5 for a light dinner. Had a supremely average ( and tiny) 10 dollar salad and the tiniest 2 pieces of bruchetta for 6 bucks. I mean, small…like the size of a carr cracker small. $3 bucks for a piece of break the size of a cracker?

    I am a relatively small guy and I left the place 16 bucks later as hungry as I did when I walked in. I had to walk to Petes to get a slice of pizza.

    I am not one of those people who is snarky for snarky sake and cries foul at every high priced eatery to open in town to take advantage of hipsters with disposal income, and I realize people who live in Columbia Heights are (justifiably) excited when they get a new place, but this place should win some award for “most highest priced average food” in DC.

  • Speaking of hipsters and disposable income.

    I had an interesting conversation with a girl friend (age 27) of mine a month or so ago. She was lamenting she didn’t have any money (makes 50K a year as an analyst for some energy firm downtown) that the only thing she can afford to rent is someones shared dank basement apartment in Petworth, can’t afford to buy a car. Etc. I told her I wouldn’t have any money either if I spent as much in the bars every month as she did. She was convinced she wasn’t really spending much, only going out twice a week, and so we pulled up her previous months credit card bill and tallied the bar and restaurant charges. $650, and this was for a month where she didn’t really think she had gone out much. 22% of her net monthly take home was on bars.

    It isn’t like she was eating all her meals there either, she still had 180 dollars worth of grocery bills.

    This town is full of people like her, keeping places like Maple packed.

  • Genuinely curious – what is Italian craft beer? Certainly not Peroni or Moretti.

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