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December 22, 2009
From journal Washington, DC - Where All the Activities are Free
by Taylor Shelby
Charleston, South Carolina
December 5, 2005
You may walk right past Luna without noticing it because it is very nondescript from the outside. It is just a simple storefront with some plants in the windows. Once you walk in, you see the walls covered with murals and paintings and artwork hanging on top of all that. There were Christmas lights strung all around the place when we were there, but I don't know if that was because it was around thanksgiving or if they are always like that. The restaurant is small, so if you go at a busy time, you may have to wait a bit. And they don't really have seating for large groups, so try to keep them small, folks.
Their breakfast was very extensive and excellent. It is also served all day for those people who wake up at 2:30 in the afternoon and just have to have a waffle (and don't think I am judging you; I am one of those people). The Belgian waffles were very good and very big. A waffle and two eggs will run you $6.95. They also had a make your own omelette section. Three toppings (from a rather extensive selection) is $7.95. And I had a fantastic bagel sandwich with eggs, cheese, and bacon served with a big pile of potatoes for $6.95. Wash it all down with delicious raspberry tea for $1.75.
For dinner they also had a huge menu and it was very hard for me to decide. There is something for everyone here. They had a huge selection of pastas, burgers, sandwiches and traditional home-style food like meatloaf. I finally settled on the Red, White, and Blue Burger ($8.95) which was a hamburger topped with crispy bacon and a heap of melty, creamy blue cheese. It was served with some of the best fries I have ever had. One of our number partook in the make your own pasta area where you could order from 4 different types of pastas in 5 different sauces ($8.95) then you could add toppings for a little bit extra. You could make some unusual combinations, that's for certain. The chili also got rave reviews (a big bowl was $5.95).
Luna is one of those places that you just wander up to and it turns out to be very memorable. The fact that we went there three times in four days should tell you how much we liked it. Hours are Sun-Thurs 8am-11pm and Fri and Sat 8am-12am.
From journal Four exhausted girls spend a weekend in DC
Los Angeles, California
June 9, 2005
The ambience is something between a comic book store and a retro diner. The walls are painted with outer space murals, and framed photos and art on the walls are for sale. The pale wait staff sports dark, spiky haircuts and tattoos. They're hip without being stand-offish, and the service was extremely friendly.
Luckily, we arrived a little before noon and nabbed a booth. The place quickly filled up with office workers and artist types. The lunch special of the day was the "confusion wrap." Our waitress excitedly explained that it was composed of Caesar salad and chicken salad, all wrapped up in a spinach flatbread... and it came with fries. She was so enthusiastic that Jim felt compelled to try it. I opted for the vegetarian chili (which seems to be ubiquitous on the East Coast now).
The service wasn't rushed; in fact, it was a little too leisurely. The kitchen seemed to be warming up slowly for the lunch rush. Jim's wrap was delicious, but alas, he did not find it as confusing as our waitress had hoped. It did not blow his mind. My veggie chili came in a small bread bowl, which was delightfully fresh, and at $5, is was the best bargain on the menu.
When we finally departed our small booth, there were plenty of eager people waiting to take our places. The place was buzzing with office gossip as we walked out into the sunshine. Cafe Luna's a great place to unwind and take your time. If you're going for lunch, try to get in early or wait until the off hours.
From journal Memorial Day in D.C.
by Susie Go Go
April 21, 2005
I ordered the Australian wrap. When it was brought to the table, I was shocked by the sheer size of it. It was huge! And there was quite a flavorful combination of ingredients - moist roast beef, blue cheese, roasted peppers, and onions with a cream-cheese spread. The wrap came with fries, but the server allowed me to substitute a salad - which was fresh and tasty. My girlfriends had the 8-ounce burger and the Monte Cristo sandwich. Both were large portions and received compliments.
From journal Washington, D.C. during Cherry-Blossom Time
by Jim Rosenberg
October 5, 2003
From journal Washington DC - Five Hotels; Dining