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D.C. Presidents Day Brunch Guide

Happy Presidents Day, friends! We love our presidents, but we also love brunch and a day off from work. So grab your tribe and enjoy an extra day of brunch in our wonderful city.

Bar Deco

If you’re not craving brunch (is that even possible?), but you still want to celebrate your day off from work then head to Chinatown to Bar Deco for half-priced burgers and happy hour drink specials all day long! We recommend the bacon jalapeno mac & cheese. Check out our Bitch at Us with Shane Henderson, the executive chef!  717 6th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Adams Morgan/U Street

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. Read 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 group of mostly 24/7 establishments. 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. 3415 11TH ST. N.W. |  2453 18th St. N.W. | 2459 18th St. N.W. | 2331 Calvert Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

Southern Hospitality and Scarlet Oak

Reconnect with your Southern roots and enjoy fried chicken, waffles, and $16 bottomless mimosas. Head to Adams Morgan and visit Southern Hospitality or venture to Navy Yard to Scarlet Oak. Both restaurants are open and ready to serve you. Bitches loved the Bellinis and Benedicts at both. 1815 Adams Mill Road N.W., Washington, D.C. | 909 New Jersey Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Capitol Hill

Belga Cafe

Belga Cafe is a D.C. dining institution, serving up waffles, moules frites, and artfully crafted Belgian fare—with a lot of Belgian spirit—for more than a decade on Barracks Row. The brunch is reliable and delicious, with tons of options. Read about our past experience here. And if Belga Cafe couldn’t be any more perfect–they’re serving brunch every day for the whole month of February! 514 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Ted’s Bulletin

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.

Cava Mezze

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.


Founding Farmers

If you haven’t been to Founding Farmers at least once, do you even live in D.C.? Nope. We recommend the carrot cake pancakes. The chefs actually put some of the carrot cake batter into the pancake mix. Indulgent yes, but it is a holiday. Don’t forget to order the beignets. Founding Farmers serves brunch from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Read the review here. 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Old Ebbitt Grill

Old Ebbitt is only serving its classic breakfast on Presidents’ Day, not brunch. It’s perfect for you early risers and morning people. However, their large breakfast menu is quite brunchy. Visit the iconic D.C. landmark for a breakfast fit for a president. You can even stop by the White House afterwards for a touristy photo-op. They are serving breakfast from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Read the review here. 675 15th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Dupont Circle

Sette Osteria

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.


El Centro D.F.

If Mexican, all-you-can-eat brunch fare is what you’re craving, then look no further. This bottomless feast is popular for a reason. The seasonal, hand-crafted cocktails serve as the perfect elixir to wash down the spicy dishes. Enjoy the sights and shopping in Georgetown afterwards. Read our review here. 1218 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Farmers Fishers Bakers

Head down to the Georgetown waterfront for a lovely brunch at Farmers Fishers Bakers. The cinnamon rolls are out of this world, so make sure you snag one. We also loved the egg station, guacamole, grapefruit, crab dip, and eggs Benedict. There are also tons of salads, dips, and a killer French toast station for you to choose from. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the weekends and holidays. Read our review here. 3000 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

H Street

DC Harvest

Our favorite farm-to-table spot on H Street is serving up a healthy brunch on Presidents’ Day until 3 p.m. You can’t go wrong with any order here–everything is out of this world. Think local cheese boards, bacon and cheese doughnuts, fried chicken, pancakes, and more. Oh, and don’t forget to order delicious brunch cocktails! Read our review. 517 H St. N.E. Washington, D.C.

Logan Circle

B Too

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.


Every Monday is Bottomless Monday at Commissary, and this holiday is no different. For just $15 you can indulge in endless mimosas and Bloody Marys. We love everything from scrambles to bagels and lox to pancakes. This spot is for you if you want a quick, inexpensive, solid brunch, really any day of the week. Read our review of the Logan Circle joint. 1443 P 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.


The Royal

Go for the coffee and bagels, and stay for the chill atmosphere at The Royal. The bagels taste like they’re straight from New York City and they offer funky cream cheeses such as scallion and roasted garlic or smoked tomato and cilantro. Plus, the South American fare: arepas, choripan and more, can’t be beat. Breakfast is served until noon Monday through Friday. See the review here. 501 Florida Ave. 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

Junction Bakery and Bistro

Even the most amateur of ‘grammers could snap gorgeous photos in this Del Ray locale. This Virginia hot spot nabbed our Most Instagrammable title in this year’s Best and Worst Brunches. The Carrara marble round tables, traditional wooden Thonet chairs, and artsy tiled floor make for a perfect brunch environment and Instagram backdrop. The high ceilings, open windows, and bakery counter showcasing beautiful pastries have all the makings for the perfect picture. The space is nothing short of charming and the food is delicious! So, head south for the day and make sure your phone is fully charged. Read our review here. 1508 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with DC Harvest and EatWell DC. While this article was written independently by us, we do receive compensation from those companies.


Tess enjoys all things D.C. and food related. You can find her pursing a marketing career during the week while brunching and boozing all weekend. Will work for truffle potato chips.

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