It’s a great day to not work. Treat yourself to a leisurely brunch and enjoy this weather before the mad dash of the fall commences.
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Busboys and Poets
Busboys & Poets is an affordable and cozy bookstore and restaurant with an affordable menu and casual vibes. Breakfast comes just as you’d expect: with no frills, and sometimes that’s just what you need. Choose from one of the many omelets and egg dishes, or sweet potato pancakes. We loved the Benedict and French toast. Breakfast is served until 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. See our review here. 2021 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Coupe, The Diner, Tryst, and Open City
We love the coffee shop vibes and free WiFi at this chain of mostly 24/7 establishments. We particularly enjoy the pastries and coffees— as all Bitches do. Choose from pancakes, French toast, omelets, Benedicts, frittatas, and much more. We love the bagel bar at Tryst and the greasy (in the best way) sandwiches from The Diner. Breakfast is served from 7 to 11 a.m. at The Coupe and all day and night at The Diner, Tryst, and Open City.
Cava Mezze is an affordable, delicious, fill-you-up Mediterranean brunch. We loved everything from the pita breads to the carnivorous share plates to the heavenly French toast. They are serving up brunch until 3:30 p.m. so make sure you get there early enough to have plenty of time for bottomless mimosas. Read the review here. 527 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Enjoy a delicious and dependable brunch from Lavagna on the intimate patio. You can’t beat the locally sourced and freshly made fare from this Barracks Row staple. Choose from mascarpone pancakes, eggs Florentine, or $12 bottomless mimosas. We love the fruit plate, the omelets, the chicken & waffles, and the bottomless mimosas. Brunch will be served this Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. See the review here. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Enjoy brunch at a D.C. staple, Ted’s Bulletin. Enjoy breakfast burritos, steak and eggs, French toast, or pancakes along with to-die-for milkshakes and homemade pop tarts. We are fans of the cinnamon rolls, boozy milkshakes, and the beer biscuits and gravy. The best part is that breakfast is served all day so there’s no rush, which means you can sleep in as late as you want. Read our review here. 1818 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 505 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C. | 2911 District Ave., Fairfax, VA
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
Kramerbooks isn’t just for the tourists! See why we gave this book shop and cafe an “A” brunch review. We enjoyed the Benedicts, omelets, affordable prices, and lovely ambiance. Choose whatever you want from the large menu and spend the day amongst the books and good friends. Read our review here. 1517 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
We loved our meals and the vibe at this Dupont locale. The $15 bottomless deal and large, but affordable, quality brunch entrees are hard to beat. Great location, great service, and a great vibe for groups. Brunch will be served until 4 p.m. Check out the review here. 1634 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Step through the keyhole door at The Riggsby and enter another era on your weekend brunch in this Gatsby-inspired bar and restaurant. Beyond the posh, retro space, the Riggsby served a great brunch. We devoured the avocado toast, the Morning After Sandwich, the pancakes, and the baby potatoes. There are plenty of egg dishes, breakfast burritos, steak frites, and craft cocktails for you to choose from as well. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read our Bitch review here. 1731 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Head to Founding Farmers for a dependable and delicious brunch that’s also affordable. Choose from French toast, egg scrambles, chicken & waffles, Benedicts, and more. We loved the beignets, the banana foster pancakes, the French toast, and the veggie scrambles. Breakfast is served from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. See our review here. 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Old Ebbitt Grill
Old Ebbitt Grill is the perfect place to celebrate this holiday. We especially loved the mushroom strata, the breakfast potatoes, and the Chesapeake Benedict. Choose from strawberry French toast, house made granola, steak & eggs, salmon bagels, and more. Breakfast is served 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Read the review here. 675 15th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Toro Toro will offer their popular brunch service this Labor Day. Brunch is priced at $39 per person and begins with a choice of Pan-Latin small plates including seasonal salads, meats, a raw bar, entrees, and assorted breads and cheeses. Toro Toro’s brunch menu is complemented by a Bloody Mary Bar, where guests can create their own cocktail by selecting from a list of premium vodka or tequila, house-made mixers, and large collection of hot sauces and garnishes. We’re sold. Read our thoughts here. 1300 I St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
El Centro D.F.
El Centro serves up all-you-can-eat authentic Mexican brunch this Monday holiday. Brunch is offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Georgetown and 14th Street locations. Priced at $35 per person guests can enjoy an endless selection from the entire brunch menu, with options such as jalapeño beef and chorizo sliders, buttermilk pancakes, queso requeson and orange tequila marmalade, and bacon, egg and cheese tacos. Bottomless brunch drinks include mimosas, Micheladas, Bloody Marias, El Centro Margaritas, and a choice of seasonal Aqua Fresca cocktails. Read our review here. 1218 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 1819 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Farmers Fishers Bakers
Head to the Georgetown waterfront for a lovely brunch at Farmers Fishers Bakers next to the Potomac River. The cinnamon rolls are out of this world. Not to be missed buffet items: the egg station, guacamole, grapefruit, and eggs Benedict. There are also many more salads, dips, carving boards, and French toast stations to choose from. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the weekends. Read the Bitches review here. 3000 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Get off the beaten path and visit DC Harvest on H street. Everything is tasty, fresh, and satisfying, so you won’t be disappointed. We are big fans of the bottomless mimosas, the cheese plate, the egg scrambles, and the fruit bowl. Try the baked French Toast with a variety of toppings or the new lamb sausage tacos with eggs. Brunch starts at 11 a.m. Still not convinced? Read our thoughts here. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.
Of all the amazing spots on 14th Street, B Too is one of our all-time favorites. We love everything from the brunch cocktails, to the bucket of bacon, to the Doffles. If you haven’t heard–they’re kind of famous. Read our review here. 1324 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Commissary has delicious food, fun events, a cute patio, a great happy hour, and a dependable, bottomless brunch. What more do you need? There are eggs and scrambles, omelets, sandwiches, small plates to share, Benedicts, even pizza and burgers. You can’t go wrong with the Benedicts, the omelets, and the quesadilla. Brunch is served everyday until 4 p.m. Read the Bitches review here. 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Pig offers a great prix-fixe option; one starter, one entree, or sandwhich, and one dessert or Pig Bloody or mimosa for $27–now that’s a deal we can get behind! Another great way to share is ordering one of the The Pig’s Breakfast Meat Boards for the table. Read more suggestions and our full review, here. 1320 14th Street NW.
Masa 14 serves colorful cuisine to brunch-goers this Labor Day. A prix fixe brunch is available in the main dining room from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $39. It includes an unlimited selection of brunch drinks such as mimosas, bellinis, Bloody Marys, and lemon lagers. The menu features a selection of salads, egg dishes, sandwiches, sweets, and sides. Brunch can also be ordered a la carte for a light bite and prices range from $4 to $13 per dish. Read our review here. 1825 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
We love this 14th Street for a solid brunch and a great happy hour. The seafood is fresh and delicious, the ambiance enjoyable and lively. Head here if you want a fresh and delicious seafood-centric brunch. Read the review here. 1612 14th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
We love these adorable and affordable trio of restaurants for the cocktails, carbs, and cheese–obviously. We loved the French toast and our breakfast sammie. Don’t leave without ordering a cheese board or cinnamon roll. We were wowed by every course and experienced great service to boot. This is a spot for you if you like cheese, carbs, and great drinks. Read our review here. 800 N Glebe Road, Arlington, VA | 2411 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA | 4056 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA.