Best breakfasts in D.C.

Check out the top breakfasts in D.C., reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. The Coupe
1. The Coupe
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195 local reviews
3415 11th St NW, Washington
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 202-290-3342
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Alper
The Coupe is my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood. They serve all day breakfast, lunch and dinner and…
Steve
Off the beaten path but still rather popular, terrific, reasonably priced restaurant, café and bar around the…
Hannah & Eric
A French-American cafe, coffee house and bar. Locally sourced ingredients from organic farms. Great for any…
1. The Coupe
1. The Coupe
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195 local reviews
3415 11th St NW, Washington
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 202-290-3342
Alper
Alper
The Coupe is my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood. They serve all day breakfast, lunch and dinner and the food absolutely delicious…
Steve
Steve
Off the beaten path but still rather popular, terrific, reasonably priced restaurant, café and bar around the corner on 11th Street, a…
Hannah & Eric
Hannah & Eric
A French-American cafe, coffee house and bar. Locally sourced ingredients from organic farms. Great for any meal of the day (with several…
2. Big Bear Cafe
2. Big Bear Cafe
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224 local reviews
1700 1st St NW, Washington
Open · Closes 9:30 PM
+1 202-643-9222
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Mark
One of DC's favorite coffee shops, it is only 15 minute walk straight down 1st St NW. Enjoy breakfast, lunch…
Christopher
Perfect corner cafe to grab a coffee and breakfast burrito and watch the neighborhood teem with life. Sundays…
Margaret And Bill
Big Bear is a great spot for coffee, breakfast and lunch. Margaret loves their lox bagel. If you are around…
2. Big Bear Cafe
2. Big Bear Cafe
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224 local reviews
1700 1st St NW, Washington
Open · Closes 9:30 PM
+1 202-643-9222
Mark
Mark
One of DC's favorite coffee shops, it is only 15 minute walk straight down 1st St NW. Enjoy breakfast, lunch & dinner food, great…
Christopher
Christopher
Perfect corner cafe to grab a coffee and breakfast burrito and watch the neighborhood teem with life. Sundays during the summer bring a…
Margaret And Bill
Margaret And Bill
Big Bear is a great spot for coffee, breakfast and lunch. Margaret loves their lox bagel. If you are around on weekdays at 11 am, the chef…
3. Ted's Bulletin
3. Ted's Bulletin
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112 local reviews
1818 14th St NW, Washington
Open · Closes 11:30 PM
+1 202-265-8337
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Kerrie
Classic American restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Closest location is on 14th ST NW, but the…
Cathy & Dan
This is in an area of DC called Barracks Row, which is at the Eastern Market metro. Ted's Bulletin is a fun,…
Oscar
Good american diner. Every night they have a different special. Great shakes, burgers, and "adult shakes. …
3. Ted's Bulletin
3. Ted's Bulletin
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112 local reviews
1818 14th St NW, Washington
Open · Closes 11:30 PM
+1 202-265-8337
Kerrie
Kerrie
Classic American restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Closest location is on 14th ST NW, but the flagship location near Barracks…
Cathy & Dan
Cathy & Dan
This is in an area of DC called Barracks Row, which is at the Eastern Market metro. Ted's Bulletin is a fun, breakfast thru dinner place…
Oscar
Oscar
Good american diner. Every night they have a different special. Great shakes, burgers, and "adult shakes. Also a good place for…
4. Ted's Bulletin
4. Ted's Bulletin
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151 local reviews
505 8th St SE, Washington
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 202-544-8337
CafeBakeryStore
Christopher & Pieter
Excellent breakfast spot. It's a diner, but upscale and great food. They don't take reservations, but you…
Star
While outposts of this breakfast-all-day spot can be found all over the DMV, it’s worth a trip to Barracks…
Heather
Ted’s Bulletin is always a crowd favorite, serving breakfast all day and open at 7 a.m. It’s very family…
4. Ted's Bulletin
4. Ted's Bulletin
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151 local reviews
505 8th St SE, Washington
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 202-544-8337
Christopher & Pieter
Christopher & Pieter
Excellent breakfast spot. It's a diner, but upscale and great food. They don't take reservations, but you can do call-ahead seating. They…
Star
Star
While outposts of this breakfast-all-day spot can be found all over the DMV, it’s worth a trip to Barracks Row to experience the original…
Heather
Heather
Ted’s Bulletin is always a crowd favorite, serving breakfast all day and open at 7 a.m. It’s very family friendly and has a 1950’s theme,…
5. The Pretzel Bakery
5. The Pretzel Bakery
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71 local reviews
257 15th St SE, Washington
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 202-450-6067
BakeryStorePoint of interest
Savannah
This award-winning bakery is unique and totally delicious: they make fresh pretzels all day until 5 or 6 pm…
Noah
The breakfast sliders are delicious. They also serve traditional hot pretzels, the bomb (chocolate filled…
Kevin
The Pretzel Bakery serves small batch, hand-rolled, Philadelphia-style soft pretzels fresh-out-of-the-oven all…
5. The Pretzel Bakery
5. The Pretzel Bakery
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71 local reviews
257 15th St SE, Washington
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 202-450-6067
Savannah
Savannah
This award-winning bakery is unique and totally delicious: they make fresh pretzels all day until 5 or 6 pm. Choose from the basic salt,…
Noah
Noah
The breakfast sliders are delicious. They also serve traditional hot pretzels, the bomb (chocolate filled pretzel bun), calzones and pretzel…
Kevin
Kevin
The Pretzel Bakery serves small batch, hand-rolled, Philadelphia-style soft pretzels fresh-out-of-the-oven all day. They also serve…
6. Jimmy T's Place
6. Jimmy T's Place
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43 local reviews
501 E Capitol St SE, Washington
Open · Closes 3:00 PM
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Bridget
Old-timey diner in a beautiful part of Capitol Hill. Great shakes and otherwise classic diner fare. Nice…
Charlotte
A wonderful old style diner, serving breakfast and lunch Tues-Fri from 6:30am - 3pm, Sat-Sun 8am-3pm. Closed…
Earl
Hands down the best, cheap breakfast in Capitol Hill and all of DC. Get there early, small spaces fill fast. …
6. Jimmy T's Place
6. Jimmy T's Place
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43 local reviews
501 E Capitol St SE, Washington
Open · Closes 3:00 PM
Bridget
Bridget
Old-timey diner in a beautiful part of Capitol Hill. Great shakes and otherwise classic diner fare. Nice stop for casual lunch or…
Charlotte
Charlotte
A wonderful old style diner, serving breakfast and lunch Tues-Fri from 6:30am - 3pm, Sat-Sun 8am-3pm. Closed Mondays. They have wonderful…
Earl
Earl
Hands down the best, cheap breakfast in Capitol Hill and all of DC. Get there early, small spaces fill fast. Cash only. Hours: Tue 6:30…
7. Eastern Market
7. Eastern Market
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423 local reviews
225 7th St SE, Washington
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 202-698-5253
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Melis
There many food booths to eat inside, include a really good grill for sandwiches and breakfasts. On Saturay…
Xavier
Historical Eastern Market houses an actual market which includes a bakery, a delicatessen, butcher shop, fish…
Richard & Emily
Eastern Market includes various vendors selling paintings, photography, crafts, hand-made goods, jewelry, and…
7. Eastern Market
7. Eastern Market
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423 local reviews
225 7th St SE, Washington
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 202-698-5253
Melis
Melis
There many food booths to eat inside, include a really good grill for sandwiches and breakfasts. On Saturay and Sundays, there is a LARGE…
Xavier
Xavier
Historical Eastern Market houses an actual market which includes a bakery, a delicatessen, butcher shop, fish shop, a breakfast and sandwich…
Richard & Emily
Richard & Emily
Eastern Market includes various vendors selling paintings, photography, crafts, hand-made goods, jewelry, and other items. There are also…
8. Highlands
8. Highlands
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38 local reviews
4706 14th St NW, Washington
Open · Closes 9:30 PM
+1 202-829-6200
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Brittany
Great breakfast and lunch destination. So close to my home, decent coffee. This is more of a southern comfort…
Felix
Local neighborhood cafe that has great food at affordable prices. 12 minute walk from the house and perfect if…
Mark & Trevor
Nearby place to grab a good and quick breakfast (usually in and out in 30 minutes). They also serve lunch and…
8. Highlands
8. Highlands
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38 local reviews
4706 14th St NW, Washington
Open · Closes 9:30 PM
+1 202-829-6200
Brittany
Brittany
Great breakfast and lunch destination. So close to my home, decent coffee. This is more of a southern comfort rich foods breakfast cafe,…
Felix
Felix
Local neighborhood cafe that has great food at affordable prices. 12 minute walk from the house and perfect if you're looking for a cozy…
Mark & Trevor
Mark & Trevor
Nearby place to grab a good and quick breakfast (usually in and out in 30 minutes). They also serve lunch and dinner but we generally just…
9. Tryst
9. Tryst
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176 local reviews
2459 18th St NW, Washington
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 202-232-5500
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Alicia
This was our first coffee shop love in DC. It's in Adams Morgan - about a 15 minute walk on a nice day. You…
Rae
Funky cafe -- Great for quiet breakfast or a few hours of work. In the evening it's great for some live jazz…
Anne
Popular spot for coffee, breakfast, and lunch. Comfy couches and tables. Lots of people come and park…
9. Tryst
9. Tryst
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176 local reviews
2459 18th St NW, Washington
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 202-232-5500
Alicia
Alicia
This was our first coffee shop love in DC. It's in Adams Morgan - about a 15 minute walk on a nice day. You can get breakfast or lunch here…
Rae
Rae
Funky cafe -- Great for quiet breakfast or a few hours of work. In the evening it's great for some live jazz (certain nights only) and…
Anne
Anne
Popular spot for coffee, breakfast, and lunch. Comfy couches and tables. Lots of people come and park themselves here for coffee while they…
10. Slim's Diner
10. Slim's Diner
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32 local reviews
4201 Georgia Ave NW, Washington
Open · Closes 3:00 PM
+1 202-783-0699
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Rob
Retro-modern diner serving all-day breakfast, with vegan options, plus sandwiches, burgers, salads, homemade…
Carlos
Slim's is great for breakfast, with a diner atmosphere and great food. The pancakes are so tasty. There's…
Nick And Lylie
Great location, breakfast all day and much more - brand new trendy diner. Opens early and stays open late…
10. Slim's Diner
10. Slim's Diner
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32 local reviews
4201 Georgia Ave NW, Washington
Open · Closes 3:00 PM
+1 202-783-0699
Rob
Rob
Retro-modern diner serving all-day breakfast, with vegan options, plus sandwiches, burgers, salads, homemade pies and boozy shakes. The…
Carlos
Carlos
Slim's is great for breakfast, with a diner atmosphere and great food. The pancakes are so tasty. There's sometimes a wait (half hour),…
Nick And Lylie
Nick And Lylie
Great location, breakfast all day and much more - brand new trendy diner. Opens early and stays open late. Drinks and cozy booths! Great…
11. Busboys and Poets
11. Busboys and Poets
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75 local reviews
450 K St NW, Washington
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 202-789-2227
Art galleryCafeRestaurant
Maria
This is a great spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I love the menu selection. They have Gluten free and…
Phillip
Go to "Mount Vernon Sq/7th St.-Convention Center" station, walk 2 blocks and treat yourself to an amazing…
Jennifer
My favorite for breakfast, coffee, & simply relaxing; has everything, including full bar...even fresh squeezed…
11. Busboys and Poets
11. Busboys and Poets
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75 local reviews
450 K St NW, Washington
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 202-789-2227
Maria
Maria
This is a great spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I love the menu selection. They have Gluten free and Vegan food options as well. The…
Phillip
Phillip
Go to "Mount Vernon Sq/7th St.-Convention Center" station, walk 2 blocks and treat yourself to an amazing meal. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, or…
Jennifer
Jennifer
My favorite for breakfast, coffee, & simply relaxing; has everything, including full bar...even fresh squeezed orange juice; sofas and table…
12. Founding Farmers DC
12. Founding Farmers DC
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100 local reviews
1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 202-822-8783
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Rachel
Go for brunch or breakfast. Make a reservation. Order the fresh-made beignets. You will not regret it. They…
Chase
Best brunch in the city! Only served on Saturday and Sundays from 9am - 2pm. The Founding Farmers Breakfast is…
June
An awesome concept and delicious food! The food is all sourced from local farmers- did I mention it is…
12. Founding Farmers DC
12. Founding Farmers DC
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100 local reviews
1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 202-822-8783
Rachel
Rachel
Go for brunch or breakfast. Make a reservation. Order the fresh-made beignets. You will not regret it. They open at 7 or 8 am during the…
Chase
Chase
Best brunch in the city! Only served on Saturday and Sundays from 9am - 2pm. The Founding Farmers Breakfast is a good choice. You can also…
June
June
An awesome concept and delicious food! The food is all sourced from local farmers- did I mention it is delicious? The decor is also great…