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D.C.'s Ultimate Breakfast and Brunch Guide

After all, it's the most important meal of the day

Eater's Breakfast Week was a great salute to morning meals in Washington. But it's important to celebrate the city's wackiest waffles, perfect pancakes and bold Bloody Mary garnishes all year long. Here's what diners need to know about Breakfast in Washington.


Maps and Guides

Table Of Contents (all h2's added automatically)

General Breakfast

Veggie Breakfast Burrito at Ted's Bulletin [Photo: Official]

*Where to Enjoy Breakfast All Day Long: A mix of 24/7 joints and breakfast-for-dinner options.

*Eater's Brunch Heatmap: The hottest new (and revamped) brunches in town.

*Slim Down With These Healthy Breakfasts: From egg white omelets to breakfast bowls.

*DC Breakfasts with Live Music: Jazz brunches and more help start the morning with a show.

Totally D.C. Breakfasts

Florida Avenue Grill [Photo: R. Lopez]

*D.C.'s Vital Power Breakfast Spots: Where to wheel and deal.

*Brunch Dishes Where Vegetables Shine: For the city's many vegetarians.

*These Diners Are (Really, Truly) Actual Diners: New Jersey this isn't.

*Swanky Hotel Breakfasts: D.C. has so many hotels.

Breakfast and Brunch Drinking

The Lox and Loaded [Photo: Official]

*Get Stuffed and Drink Up at These Bottomless Brunches: The alcohol (and sometimes the food) just keeps flowing.

*Get a Boozy Buzz at These Coffee Shops with Alcohol: Something for day and for night.

*Coffee Shops with WiFi and Great Food: For those lingering with laptops.

*Weird and Wacky Bloody Mary Garnishes: Top a bloody...with a bagel?

*The D.C. Coffee Heatmap: The hottest coffee shops around.

*25 Essential D.C. Coffee Shops: The best of the best.

Specific Dishes

Bagel at Buffalo & Bergen [Photo: Official]

*Waffles! Stuffed Croissants! Pancakes! Bagels! Muffins! Egg-topped everything! Omelets! There's something for every type of eater.

International Breakfasts

*D.C.'s Dim Sum Guide: Wake up with dumplings.

*Outstanding Breakfast Tacos: D.C. isn't Texas or California, but there are still options.

*Full Irish and English Breakfasts: Where to fill up like the U.K.

*Mexican Breakfasts Beyond Tacos: Embrace chilaques.

*D.C. Global Breakfast Items: From Balkan to Japanese.

Breakfast Bargains

Breakfast tostadas Taco Bamba [Official Photo]

*Coffee Options Under $2: Don't fall prey to coffee inflation.

*Get A Quick Breakfast At These Fast-Casual Destinations: Grab-and-go ideas for people on the move.

*Breakfast Options Under $10 In D.C.: A roundup of morning cheap eats.

Features and Photos

Market Lunch [Photo: R. Lopez]

*D.C. Chefs' Favorite Breakfast Shops: Where the cooks go.

*Eater Scenes: Market Lunch: Eastern Market's favorite for more than 30 years.

*Eater Scenes: Florida Ave. Grill: Another decades-old D.C. morning haunt.

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Coming Attractions

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