Fare Well -- love the name. This is Doron Petersan's latest concept. The wildly successful owner of Sticky Fingers Bakery has wanted to open a cafe for a long time and finally, with lots of crowdsourcing, she did so.
I met one of my good friends there for brunch on a Saturday. It was pretty busy and we were lucky to grab the last table in the front. Inside, it's like a cool old-school diner with turquoise counters and a dessert display.
We were there to talk about some serious stuff, so cocktails were in order. I tried the Tiber Creek first -- made with mescal, passion fruit juice, ginger liqueur, lemon grass syrup, and grapefruit bitters. It was fantastic.
For my meal, I went with the Western Omelet, which had been recommended by a friend. It was also fantastic. Take a tofu-chickpea omelet (it was more like a crepe) and fill it with a funky cashew cheddar, fennel seitan sausage, peppers, onions, and mushrooms, and you have yourself a winning vegan brunch. Served with a nice salad and a yummy potato cake, I was very pleased.
We also tried the Bloody Hot Mary cocktail, which was very well balanced.
Other items on the menu include the French toast casserole, pancake napolean, chilaquiles verde, and seitan and waffles.
That's it for now. The food and drinks were fantastic, the service was great, and the prices were a little high -- $11 cocktails and $12 meal. I can't wait to come back and try more.
406 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002