Given that brunch happens to be one of DC’s most popular meals, you’ll definitely need to carve out some time to enjoy a leisurely weekend feast during your visit to Washington. Here are our top five favorite brunch spots in DC.
This romantic 14th Street Italian spot has one of the best brunches in town. Hang out on the patio and enjoy the summer weather while you dig into dishes like Italian-style French toast as well as an array of delicious, filling pastas if you’re looking to fill up.
1401 T St NW, Washington, DC 20009
At this Adams Morgan Afghan restaurant, you can try out a range of dishes, including classic American brunch dish like waffles and eggs as well as breakfasts from Afghanistan. We recommend trying the shamee kebab—a minced beef, onion, and split pea patty served with pickles.
1847 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
Dupont Circle’s sophisticated French bistro Le Diplomate is one of the city’s best brunch spots and always happens to be packed, no matter what the weather. Stop here and either camp out on the patio or snag a table in the Parisian-style interior on a weekend morning for flaky, exquisite French breakfast pastries, or a country chicken club sandwich with avocado, bacon, and rosemary aioli.
1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
This airy, warehouse-style Mexican joint on the 14th Street stretch offers an array of delicious brunch dishes. Our favorites include the cinnamon raisin-stuffed French toast, if you’re in the mood for something sweet ,and the toasted bagel with cream cheese and capers if you’re hungering for something salty.
1926 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Located down at the Waterfront, this sleek Italian joint features floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the Anacostia River, offering a perfect view to accompany your brunch. Pick from delectable dishes like a mushroom frittata or a house-made brioche with smoked salmon for an Italy-meets-New-York treat.
301 Water St SE #109, Washington, DC 20003