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Biggest Dolcezza to Date Delivers All-Day Breakfast to the Wharf

The local chain’s new shop arrives Friday, December 22

The new breakfast offerings at Dolcezza’s Wharf location can be ordered to go.
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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Local chain Dolcezza is putting the first full kitchen at any of its area locations right to work Friday, December 22, at the newly renovated Wharf, assembling all-day breakfast offerings and late-night desserts for visitors to the Southwest waterfront.

The decade-old gelateria/coffee shop is adopting more of a traditional diner feel at its ninth outpost. New offerings include: fried chicken and sausage, egg and cheese biscuits, steak and egg breakfast bowls, huevos rancheros, and milkshakes. Those craving a post-Anthem show sugar rush are in luck: the new waterfront addition plans to stay open until midnight on weekends.

The 1,800-square-foot cafe (99 District Square SW), the biggest outpost to date, will also sling breakfast croissants and cinnamon sugar doughnuts under culinary director Victor Vasquez’s watch. Specialty cones, affogatos, and soft serve gelato will be joined by gelato-based milkshakes like Chocolate Chunk (chocolate soft serve, flourless chocolate cake, dark chocolate fudge, whipped cream, and cocoa powder) and desserts like doughnuts and gelato (fried doughnuts, cinnamon sugar, and brown butter gelato).

Coffee drinks are projected to run $3 to $7, sweets are expected to cost $6 to $8, and breakfast items will range from $4 to $12.

The new eatery is projected to operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to midnight on Fridays, from 8 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays, and from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays.