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Starfish Cafe

539 8th Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003

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(202) 546-5006


  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Monday: 11:30 am - 3:00 am, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:30 am - 3:00 am, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:30 am - 3:00 am, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:30 am - 3:00 am, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 am, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cuisine: Cafes, Cajun Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants

4.8 of 5.0 from 53 reviews

price range:$11 to $25

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  • Christopher C.Pasta, wine, meats

    55555 by Christopher C.

  • Kelsey GGreat brunch spot, good for large groups and bottomless mimosas

    55555 by Kelsey G

  • Ingrid WongFantastic brunch spot. Indulgent, satisfying, and generous portions. I highly recommend ordering anything that includes their potatoes, which are crispy and delicious. Be sure to make reservations.

    55555 by Ingrid Wong

  • Dee C.Brandon is great :-)..food is off the hook

    55555 by Dee C.

  • John D.Brunch was amazing! And a great job keeping that bottomless mimosa glass full...

    55555 by John D.

  • Ricco R.Good brunch there , eggs and potatoes are tasty....

    55555 by Ricco R.

  • Bitches Who B.A nice happy hour with a dog-friendly patio. Don’t miss the handmade pasta, like the spaghetti Bolognese or bacon risotto. Go on a Sunday or Tuesday and get a half-priced bottle of wine with dinner.

    55555 by Bitches Who B.

  • Sean R.Great unlimited mimosa brunch spot.

    55555 by Sean R.

  • Bitches Who B.Voted Most Reliable Brunch of 2015 by Bitches Who Brunch!

    55555 by Bitches Who B.

  • Kyle R.Great brunch, Italian sausage is legit, and nothing wrong with bottomless mimosas.

    55555 by Kyle R.

  • Dave H.Ravioli is unique and flavorful.

    55555 by Dave H.

  • Pete D.Brunch is a great deal & delicious; love that the biscuits & gravy has a red gravy. Service is fantastic.

    55555 by Pete D.

  • Jake SchwartzBest brunch and as a scratch kitchen everything they make is fresh and delicious. Food is quick and service is always fast outstanding

    55555 by Jake Schwartz

  • Genevieve James BlasiChanging table is in the upstairs bathroom

    33333 by Genevieve James Blasi

  • Behrad B.The Risotto Bacon is a hearty and delicious brunch option at Lavagna. It's prepared with house made bacon, arugula, butternut squash, mushrooms, and mascarpone.

    55555 by Behrad B.

  • Bitches Who B.Lounge on the tiny front patio, ideal for people-watching, with your bottomless mimosas and chicken and waffles. Tell Steve we sent you for the sun.

    55555 by Bitches Who B.

  • Paige NicoleI haven't gotten a meal here that I didn't like. Plus, the mimosas are bottomless for just $12--what else could you ask for at 11am on a Saturday?

    55555 by Paige Nicole

  • sarah w.Don't get a Bloody Mary. They desperately need a new mix. Very watery

    33333 by sarah w.

  • Cory D.Since everything is from scratch they are especially accommodating with gluten-free and other special diet requirements.

    55555 by Cory D.

  • Cory D.Bottomless mimosas and homemade ketchup.

    55555 by Cory D.

  • Adam HallLove the bottomless brunch

    55555 by Adam Hall

  • Yetta B.A must visit restaurant on Barracks Row. This place makes their pasta in house. Delicious Local farmers provide the food. Vegetarian and Gluten Free Dishes are available.

    55555 by Yetta B.

  • Mike CollinsGet the bacon. Thank me later

    55555 by Mike Collins

  • Bitches Who B.Bitches Who Brunch voted Lavagna the best overall brunch, best pancakes, and best fruit plate in 2012!

    55555 by Bitches Who B.

  • Bitches Who B.The Bitches Say: A+. Lavagna serves up a gourmet brunch with a great bottomless option and an amazing ambiance. Awarded with the Best Pancakes and Best Breakfast Potatoes awards of 2013!

    55555 by Bitches Who B.

  • Bianca B.I read that the coffee here is good but... it really isn't.

    55555 by Bianca B.

  • Shala R.Had the opportunity to try several different things at the two year anniversary event- EVERYTHING was delicious! Bolognese was my personal fave but def trying the pesto next time. Love this place!

    55555 by Shala R.

  • Shala R.A jewel located in the heart of Washington's Eastern Market specializing in homemade EVERYTHING. Decent prices and great personnel, experience the lamb risotto is you have an opportunity to stop by.

    55555 by Shala R.

  • Devon AnneTravis is an awesome bartender. Try the margarita!

    55555 by Devon Anne

  • Katerina V.I am a vegan. I know that my diet is difficult for a lot of places but they were amazing! When they found out they tried so hard to accommodate me and I really appreciated the extra effort.

    55555 by Katerina V.

  • Matt S.At brunch? Ask for the homemade ketchup with your truffled potatoes.

    55555 by Matt S.

  • Dan N.Service was so so. Friendly but less than attentive. The pesto rigatoni was off the charts amazing though.

    55555 by Dan N.

  • Evan R.Your mimosa glass will never be empty. Definitely one of the best brunch places I've ever been to.

    55555 by Evan R.

  • Jenny PalmerThe ravioli is incredible

    55555 by Jenny Palmer

  • Mallory SchindlerRestaurant week here was disappointing. Stay away from the parmesan app and bread pudding.

    33333 by Mallory Schindler

  • JennyWhen they say bottomless mimosas, they mean it.

    55555 by Jenny

  • Spicy Candy DC (.Pancakes are out of this world! Also $10 mimosas, this place is a must go for brunch. Great service.

    55555 by Spicy Candy DC (.

  • Sandy HoMarscapone pancakes are a must!

    55555 by Sandy Ho

  • Katerina V.Friendly, warm, intimate. Great for dates and small groups. Three course meal is a very budget friendly option. Food is fresh, and local (eastern market is just up the block). good drink selection

    55555 by Katerina V.

  • KirstinGreat customer service and the spinach and tomato omelette is amazing!

    55555 by Kirstin

  • Michelle C.Head to the upstairs wed-sat for happy hour all night and the best bartender in dc, Travis Chambers

    55555 by Michelle C.

  • AlesaHalf-priced wine bottles on Sunday.

    55555 by Alesa

  • Joe V.Now they have $10 bottomless mimosas for brunch.

    55555 by Joe V.

  • CarolynMushroom risotto is excellent, and their steak was good for an Italian place. Half sizes are pretty small, though. Not enough for even a small entree.

    55555 by Carolyn

  • PC Z.$20 bottomless drinks at brunch. Includes mimosas, bloody marys, bellini bar and prosecco.

    55555 by PC Z.

  • Shelby B.Yummy. Simple. Casual Italian food. Fresh pasta dishes. Small, unpretentious menu. Pasta half sizes are too small for entrees.

    55555 by Shelby B.

  • Nik IGreat wine list, try the flights

    55555 by Nik I

  • Derrick C.Terrible drinks, terrible food, terrible salad, terrible service...

    11111 by Derrick C.

  • Heather D.Love the "All Aboard" prix fixe 3-course. (not just for restaurant week) Great deal, delicious food.

    55555 by Heather D.

  • Brunch and the CityFor $20 you get unlimited mimosas, belinis and Bloody Marys. That’s the kind of special that turns a little brunch with a few girlfriends turned into a wonderful 3-hour catch up session.

    55555 by Brunch and the City

  • AskMenThe sort of place where you get a caesar salad & spaghetti with meatballs, knowing that the result will be anything but bland. A. List tip? There's a second blackboard for cocktails -- don't miss it.

    55555 by AskMen

  • Luis B.Some of the best calamari I've ever had. The spaghetti in clam sauce was great.

    55555 by Luis B.

  • Debbie W.Start with the Italian Hummus appetizer. Then order the steak, it's a humongous portion and medium rare was cooked perfectly.

    55555 by Debbie W.

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