Monday, January 9, 2012

Birthday Recap! Kafe Leopold, Ching Ching Cha, J.Chocolatier - Georgetown, DC

Happy Birthday to all my Capricorns! I recently turned a year older and wanted to share the few places where I ate. I wanted to keep it low key and told the bf to take me wherever. He surprised me with brunch in Georgetown!

My doggie was all dressed up for the occasion =)

Kafè Leopold
3315 Cady's Alley, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood: Georgetown
(202) 965-6005
Kafè Leopold on Urbanspoon

I didn't know there was a tiny alley way called Cady's Alley that has a few interior design companies and restaurants. This cafe has a cute outdoor area with a fountain. I'll definitely come back when it's warmer to eat outside. It is much quieter back there away from busy M Street.

This European-style cafe is modern with white Ikea-looking decor, but still sophisticated with cloth napkins and real flowers on each table. The bf ordered the Austrian Coffee, Chedderwurst and Truffle Grits with Egg and Cured Meat.

I had a Kafe Mocha and Malted Waffle. Everything was delicious, the place was cute and the service was fine. I can't wait to go back!

ching ching CHA
1063 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood: Georgetown
(202) 333-8288
Ching Ching Cha on Urbanspoon

The bf also planned for us to try a tea place after brunch. He took me to this traditional tea house that sells tea products too. I've also never heard or noticed this place before. It's a very small, quiet place that makes you forget you're in DC. They had a pot of hot water going for us on our table for easy refills.

You have the option of sitting at a table with chairs or on floor cushions. The bf ordered a Strawberry Green Tea ($6) and we shared Chicken Dumplings ($5). The loose tea leaves looked like collard greens but had an amazing flavor. The dumplings were tasty too.

I ordered a Floating Lanturn ($7) which was a very mild jasmine green tea. OMG I couldn't stop looking at it! It was the prettiest thing and you drink directly from the glass.
J. Chocolatier
1039 33rd St NW
Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood: Georgetown
(202) 333-4111

On our walk back to the car, we stopped by this tiny chocolate shop for a quick dessert. This is really the size of the whole place minus the two-person table where we sat.
We tried the Absinthe truffle ($2), Champagne truffle ($2) and Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookie ($2.50)

One of the happiest birthdays I've ever experienced. The bf put thought into these places, and knows what I like: trendy, cute, cozy, delicious.


Michele said...

ohhhhhhhhh my gawd i am so trying these spots! that waffles looks delish. good job Dave :D And i LOVE that bow on Phoenix, too cute.

Thanks so much for the twitter shout out!

Anonymous said...

You are very lucky or you communicate very well and he....wait for it..actually listens to what you want/like. Sounds like a perfect day and a lovely date for your birthday-congratulations and I hope he continues to wow and keep you surprised:)

my_zing said...

Happy birthday again, fellow Cap. :)

Lovely post Marie. It's been a long while since I've been to Leopold and Ching Ching Cha... your pix make me want to go back! Glad you had a good day in Gtown. Cheers!