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Dupont Circle has a new neighborhood hangout that’s sure to have something for everyone. Avocado and boiled egg Emissary, (2032 P St. Egg in avocado hole recipe NW) now open in the former Cafe Japone space, is an all-day eatery featuring a coffee bar, seasonal kitchen and a beverage program heavily focused on the D.C. Baked avocado egg bowl region’s beer and spirits. Avocado and egg bake The concept was inspired by European cafes where it’s as easy to grab an espresso and a pastry as it is to find a light bite and a cocktail.

The morning crowd can mosey into the cozy, bright revamped space on the way to work for a Counter Culture Hologram blend lattes and pastries from Fresh Baguette. Avocado and egg nutrition Emissary’s coffee program is headed up by Reggie Elliott. Toast with avocado and egg There’s plenty of room at the bar to linger, as well as sizable cafe seating and a small patio.


Avocado and egg on toast Starting at 11 a.m., the entire daily menu is up for grabs.

“The program is extremely local,” says Chef de Cuisine Matthew Whaley, who worked in kitchens in Manhattan (Louro, L’Artusi) and Ocean City, Maryland before landing in D.C.

Emissary’s produce is sourced primarily from the Tuscarora farmers cooperative. Baked avocado with egg That means the menu—available from 11 a.m. Avocado and egg for diabetes to close—will see changes weekly and seasonally based on what’s available and fresh. Avocado and egg recipes A reflection of Emissary’s casual cafe feel, the menu is full of dishes for everything from a light snack, to a quick lunch or a larger meal of shared plates.

On a recent visit, the menu included a smoked salmon rillette with cucumber, pickled berries, lemon, and crème fraiche. Avocado and scrambled egg Other options included avocado toast with local greens, a soba bowl with kale kimchi, and rockfish ceviche with grapefruit, charred scallion, crispy quinoa and fresno chili. Avocado egg tomato breakfast The kitchen set up is relatively small at the moment, but expansion is underway, and Whaley says diners can expect a lot more pastas, meats and charcuterie as things get up to speed.

Emissary’s fantastic beverage program is headed up by Bar Director Jamie Imhof, who previously worked at Wildwood Kitchen (a Robert Wiedmaier restaurant) and Black’s Bar & Kitchen. Avocado egg recipe microwave Imhof places a premium on working with local producers, so don’t come here expecting to order your normal Tanqueray and tonic or Jack and Coke. How long to bake avocado and egg Instead, dive in to her creative menu featuring spirits from across the region including One Eight Distilling, Catoctin Creek, and Maryland’s Blackwater Distilling.The cocktails here get names inspired by diplomatic and political quotes and are most definitely worth a visit on their own right.

Rum lovers should try the “protocol, geritol, and alcohol”, a drink that nods to flavors of the tropics with its use of Stonewall Colonial Rum, clementine cardamom shrub, Don Ciccio & Figli Nocino (walnut) liqueur, and angostura bitters. Avocado and egg toast For something truly unique, order the herbaceous and refreshing “rum, buggery, and the lash,” a concoction with Picaroon Maryland White Rum, Don Ciccio Finocchietto (fennel) liqueur, dill, fennel, lime, and dehydrated garlic.

Beer and lovers will find many great choices too, with a full assortment of bottled and canned brews from Manor Hill, Stillwater, Port City, 3 Stars, Jailbreak, and others. Avocado egg roll recipes There’s plenty of wine too, though the list is primarily international.

In addition to the regular menu, Emissary is gearing up for several special weekly events, starting with a Thursday night supper club series beginning on Sept. Sandwich with avocado and egg 8. Avocado egg nog The chef’s table themed menu is available for 12 people at $45, excluding tax and tip. Lean in 15 avocado and egg There will also be an “Ambassador’s Series” cocktail popup each Wednesday featuring a local distillery. Egg and avocado breakfast recipes Next week will showcase James River Distillery.

Brunch fans will appreciate the craft “Kegs and Farm Eggs” menu on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 11:30 a.m. Avocado and egg diabetes to 3:30 p.m. Baked avocado egg rolls The restaurant plans to bring in a temporary draft beer system highlighting a local brewery—this weekend is Handsome Beer Company.

Emissary is located at 2032 P Street NW. Avocado and baked egg Hours are Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. Avocado and egg baked to close and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. Avocado and egg face mask to close.