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10 Savory Breakfast Selections at Local Cafes

Because sometimes a blueberry muffin just won't cut it.

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"Working from home" really means working from a coffee shop. Hunkered over a laptop, browsing Facebook and occasionally side-glancing at the hottie at the next table really works up an appetite. And while pain au chocolat and muffins are de rigueur at cafes, some go the extra mile and offer more substantial and savory options, including breakfast sandwiches, danishes, quinoa oatmeal, frittatas and scones.

When it comes to enjoying something salty, these spots give patrons a reason to bring their mobile offices, order some caffeine and maybe actually get some work done.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Alphonse Italian Market & Osteria

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1212 U St NW, Washington
D.C., 20009
(202) 735-0525
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The Italian eatery on U Street isn't known as a cafe spot, but it should be. With several high-top tables in the front, it's a convenient place to grab an espresso and one of its Italian sandwiches while working on a report or people watching. Or both.[Photo: Facebook]

2. BakeHouse

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1407 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 299-9042
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This bakery at T and 14th Street NW may be a hot spot for its popular lunch boxes, but the morning's savory selections get the locals out of bed. The bakery makes sweet potato biscuits and breakfast sandwichesthat are worth the wait. When was the last time you ate "The Bro"?[Photo: Facebook]

3. Bakers & Baristas

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501 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 347-7893
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In the newly opened Bakers & Baristas in Chinatown, caffeine lovers can also grab a ham and gruyere danish or an egg and gruyere frittata while pretending to "work from home." The options change all the time, so make sure to return again for another day of teleworking.[Photo: Facebook]

4. Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery

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901 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 664-5307
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David Guas brought his love of Louisiana to Capitol Hill with his newest Bayou Bakery outpost. The coffee bar carries savory scones that have bacon in them. And for those who want something more, there's a selection of savory quiches as well to go with that latte.[Photo: Facebook]

5. Halsa

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655 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
(202) 832-1119
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Brookland's Halsa may be known for its "bone broth" (aka stock), but the eatery also serves plenty of savory options to go with its MadCap coffee. They've offered quinoa oatmeal, a host of seasonal salads and plenty of baked goods. The menu changes all the time, so check them out online to see what's available. [Photo: Facebook]

6. Kafe Bohem

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600 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 735-5095
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Kafe Bohem calls this dish a "hemenex croissant", but diners probably call it simply "amazing." The ham and eggs croissant is one of the many savory options at this Eastern European/Czech coffee shop in Shaw.[Photo: Facebook

7. Maketto

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1351 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 838-9972
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Maketto is really all things to all people. Part cafe, part restaurant, part clothing store, the H Street project has an upstairs cafe with a rotating selection of savory options. The most popular is the savory croissant with house-smoked salmon.[Photo: Facebook]

8. Peregrine Espresso

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660 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 629-4381
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Peregrine has several locations in the city– Eastern Market, Union Market and 14th Street. It also has several savory bites for coffee drinkers to enjoy. The spinach and feta scone and the ham and chive scone are two customer favorites.[Photo: Facebook]

9. The Coffee Bar

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1201 S St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 733-1049
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The Coffee Bar, or TCB as the locals call it, love to order the Honey Badger– four espresso shots, half and half and honey over ice. But for those using the coffee shop as a makeshift office, the ham and cheese croissant can't be kept in stock.[Photo: Facebook]

10. Vigilante Coffee Company Roastery

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4327 Gallatin St
Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 200-3110
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The cafe and roaster for Vigilante Coffee has several options for those looking to satisfy their "not-so-sweet" tooth. One of the more popular is the pear and and brie spice bun.[Photo: Facebook]

1. Alphonse Italian Market & Osteria

1212 U St NW, Washington, D.C., 20009

The Italian eatery on U Street isn't known as a cafe spot, but it should be. With several high-top tables in the front, it's a convenient place to grab an espresso and one of its Italian sandwiches while working on a report or people watching. Or both.[Photo: Facebook]

1212 U St NW, Washington
D.C., 20009

2. BakeHouse

1407 T St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

This bakery at T and 14th Street NW may be a hot spot for its popular lunch boxes, but the morning's savory selections get the locals out of bed. The bakery makes sweet potato biscuits and breakfast sandwichesthat are worth the wait. When was the last time you ate "The Bro"?[Photo: Facebook]

1407 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

3. Bakers & Baristas

501 7th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

In the newly opened Bakers & Baristas in Chinatown, caffeine lovers can also grab a ham and gruyere danish or an egg and gruyere frittata while pretending to "work from home." The options change all the time, so make sure to return again for another day of teleworking.[Photo: Facebook]

501 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

4. Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery

901 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

David Guas brought his love of Louisiana to Capitol Hill with his newest Bayou Bakery outpost. The coffee bar carries savory scones that have bacon in them. And for those who want something more, there's a selection of savory quiches as well to go with that latte.[Photo: Facebook]

901 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

5. Halsa

655 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20017

Brookland's Halsa may be known for its "bone broth" (aka stock), but the eatery also serves plenty of savory options to go with its MadCap coffee. They've offered quinoa oatmeal, a host of seasonal salads and plenty of baked goods. The menu changes all the time, so check them out online to see what's available. [Photo: Facebook]

655 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

6. Kafe Bohem

600 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Kafe Bohem calls this dish a "hemenex croissant", but diners probably call it simply "amazing." The ham and eggs croissant is one of the many savory options at this Eastern European/Czech coffee shop in Shaw.[Photo: Facebook

600 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

7. Maketto

1351 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

Maketto is really all things to all people. Part cafe, part restaurant, part clothing store, the H Street project has an upstairs cafe with a rotating selection of savory options. The most popular is the savory croissant with house-smoked salmon.[Photo: Facebook]

1351 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

8. Peregrine Espresso

660 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

Peregrine has several locations in the city– Eastern Market, Union Market and 14th Street. It also has several savory bites for coffee drinkers to enjoy. The spinach and feta scone and the ham and chive scone are two customer favorites.[Photo: Facebook]

660 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

9. The Coffee Bar

1201 S St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

The Coffee Bar, or TCB as the locals call it, love to order the Honey Badger– four espresso shots, half and half and honey over ice. But for those using the coffee shop as a makeshift office, the ham and cheese croissant can't be kept in stock.[Photo: Facebook]

1201 S St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

10. Vigilante Coffee Company Roastery

4327 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, MD 20781

The cafe and roaster for Vigilante Coffee has several options for those looking to satisfy their "not-so-sweet" tooth. One of the more popular is the pear and and brie spice bun.[Photo: Facebook]

4327 Gallatin St
Hyattsville, MD 20781

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