In DC there are tons of different types of breakfast restaurants to eat at. Ranging from elegant sit-down to quick-cheap bites and out the door styles. I have picked 3 different styles of breakfast restaurants that everyone should visit while in DC. Or for those that live here go on a regular basis.
If you are looking for that quick and easy breakfast, I would recommend a place named, Cosi. Throughout DC there are plenty of locations to pick from. Some of the restaurants hours are different depending on their location but most are open by 7am if not earlier. The menu has a good range of items. Mostly known for their “Squaggles” (square bagels) they serve Omelet bagels, or bagels with a variety of cream cheese to choice from. The price ranges from two to five dollars depending on the amount of toppings you add and for only a buck more, you can add a coffee to your meal. Quiche, Oatmeal, fresh fruit, yogurt parfaits and espressos are also great things on their menu. I’d recommend this place if you have children or are looking for a quick cheap bite for breakfast.
My second pick for breakfast would be a place called, afterwords. It is a café attached to a well-known bookstore called kramers. The average price for a meal here is 9.95. The menu has a range from Blueberry pancakes to Frittatas. They also have a quickie menu were you can order things like fruit, oatmeal and other regular side items for around 2.99. They open at 7:30am Monday through Friday and also serve espresso drinks. It’s a nice quiet café where you can sit and read or sit out on the sidewalk and watch the locals walk by and see the city life. This place is never too crowded and a wonderful place to relax and have a quiet meal.
The final and my most favorite spot for breakfast is called Annie’s. They serve Brunch starting at 9am to 2pm daily. The atmosphere is very elegant and gives you the fine dinning experience, while the customer service is an upbeat fun and happy encounter. All the staff is very humorous and always remembers you if you are a repeat customer, giving it that personal touch. The food has a very high-class style and the average price of a meal is around twelve dollars; which does include a beverage such as coffee or tea. Annie’s is also known for their servings of bloody Mary’s in the morning too. They have a breakfast bar serving different cereals, and yogurts along with a good variety of classic favorites on their menu. They put a beautiful twist on things like French toast and eggs benedicts. Most of the time when you first visit you will see your plate thinking there is a top chef in the back that just prepared your meal. They pay close attention to every detail of your meal and the presentation is great, making you feel like you just spent twenty dollars on your waffles until you get the check and see it wasn’t that bad.
Out of these three there is at least one that anyone would like to visit. I personally say you should try them all at least once. None of them will break the bank and they will all give you their unique breakfast experience. Great food and fabulous atmospheres at all of the restaurants. Have I made you hungry enough yet? Get out there and go to breakfast!