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Dacha Beer Garden has come a long way from the days when guests used porta-potties and brought Chinese food from the carryout next door. When it reopened this season, the Shaw spot had real restrooms and real food. And beginning this weekend, Dacha will also offer brunch.
Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the beer garden will serve dishes like Belgian waffles with fruit, house-smoked salmon, and a spread of sausages. Poland-born chef Michal Matejczuk is also serving a bagel sandwich stacked with a sunny-side up egg, bacon, fried green tomato, and pimento cheese on one side; and a lentil-barley pancake, caramelized onions, and beer cheese spread on the other. Dishes range from $10 to $17 (tax included) Brunch-goers can upgrade their meal to include bottomless mimosas for $15. The beer garden will serve beer cocktails and mead mimosas in addition to its usual brews.
Dacha will also be opening a cafe and market on the first floor of the building it took over next door, formerly China Express. Co-owner Dmitri Chekaldin says it’s expected to open by the end of June. The cafe will serve coffee, pastries, and sandwiches as well as sell groceries like milk, bread, and local produce. The owners plan to convert the building’s upper two floors into a bar and restaurant over the next couple years.
UPDATE: Dacha initially offered a prix-fixe brunch for $32. They’ve now switched to an a la carte menu.
Photo by Jessica Sidman