Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it’s also the best meal of the day. Think about it — breakfast is so good that it’s sometimes served twice a day (breakfast for dinner, anyone?) or, if you’re lucky, all day.
To celebrate the gloriousness that is breakfast, the Washingtonian recently dedicated an entire issue to the meal worth waking up for. And guess what, Borderstan? Several of the best breakfast (and brunch) spots are right in your backyard.
If you don’t have this month’s issue, don’t worry. We’ve done the work for you. Here’s the run-down on where to find breakfast favorites in the neighborhood:
- Florida Avenue Grill (1100 Florida Avenue NW): Good for all of your breakfast staples, such as fried eggs, buttermilk biscuits and hot cakes.
- Busboys and Poets (2021 14th Street NW): This beloved 14th Street restaurant and bookstore serves breakfast daily, as well as brunch on the weekends. On the menu you’ll find bagels and lox, omelets and egg wraps.
- The Diner (2453 18th Street NW): While technically in Adams Morgan, The Diner is too good to be left off the list. It’s open 24 hours and, wait for it, serves breakfast all day (and night).
- Peregrine Espresso (1718 14th Street NW): The espresso is sure to wake you up and get you going.
- Filter (1726 20th Street NW): Try the “pour over” coffee. And make sure you watch how it is made.
- Birch & Barley (1337 14th Street NW): This Logan Circle favorite landed a profile in the Washingtonian for its pastries and breads. Fresh, fried donuts? Yes, please.
- Estadio (1520 14th Street NW): Think tapas, but brunch style with a variety of sausages, eggs and breads.
- Bar Pilar (1833 14th Street NW): Washingtonian writers were blown away with Bar Pilar’s bulls-eye toast, which includes “fat slices of ‘Texas Toast’ with a poached egg in the hollowed-out middle.”
- Bistrot du Coin (1738 Connecticut Avenue NW): If we’re supposed to eat like the French, then I am all in! Bistrot du Coin has a brunch menu overflowing with eggs and omelets.
- Eatonville (2121 14th Street NW): Southern style food at its finest with specials like biscuits, steak and eggs and eggs and hash.
- Howard Theatre (620 T Street): Breakfast and a show? You heard that right. Each week, the Harlem Gospel Choir entertains an audience that also dines on brunch favorites.
- Bistro Bohem (600 Florida Avenue NW): Serving Czech favorites (a Bavarian Bratwurst and Potato Frittata) to the Shaw neighborhood.
- Cork Wine Bar (1720 14th Street NW): This wine hot spot now serves up a brunch that caught the eye of the Washingtonian with its mimosa flight.