DC’s Best Breakfast Spots

There’s nothing quite as DC as meeting up for a power breakfast before you take on the rest of your day. Check out our options below for spots to feast on your favorite breakfast foods.

M Street Bar and Grill

The St. Gregory Hotel’s ground floor restaurant is open for breakfast every morning. Hungry diners can sit out on the patio and feast on classics like a simple New York-style bagel with lox or eggs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce. Health-conscious folks will love the restaurant’s lighter options, like the garden frittata and quinoa oatmeal.

2033 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 530-3600

Open City

This airy Woodley Park diner is always packed with local families looking to get their fix of all-day breakfast offerings like tofu scramble, and salmon and chive omelettes. If you’re more into burgers and sandwiches, try the melt-in-your-mouth delicious Brie-and-cheddar Woodley Park grilled cheese, or a Bullfrog bagel with hummus.

2331 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008
(202) 332-2331

Buffalo and Bergen

Grab a seat at the counter at this Union Market bagel mecca, which also specializes in other New York deli classics like cheese potato knishes. Looking for something on the wild side? You can’t go wrong with the city famous Lox’d And Loaded, a giant, Tabasco-laced Bloody Mary concoction that comes loaded with an everything bagel on top.

1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 543-2549

Lincoln’s Waffle Shop

This city institution is the perfect place to catch up on a local history lesson while chowing down on some delicious breakfast grub. Located steps away from the historic Ford’s Theater, this kitschy diner pays homage to the sixteenth U.S. President through its menu of perfectly crispy, Leslie Knope-approved waffles. If you’re planning a museum day, this is the place to fuel up, since the Smithsonians are only a brisk walk away.

504 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
(202) 638-4008

District Taco

We’ll let you in on a little DC secret: this Dupont Circle spot near the St. Gregory also serves up a fantastic breakfast every day of the week. The breakfast tacos here come loaded with options like egg whites, pinto beans, and green peppers. If you like to start your day off with a bang, order the spice-packed huevos rancheros or the breakfast burrito.

1919 M St NW Washington, DC
(202) 888-9898