All in all, strolling aimlessly around 14th Street on a Saturday or Sunday is a good vibe. That said, having brunch with good company on 14th Street is an even better brunch vibe. There are, however, places that are more worth your while than others. Here’s our guide to the best brunches 14th Street has to offer.
Just because there aren’t pancakes and French toast on this menu doesn’t make it any less than brunch-worthy. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the adventure that is the Indian brunch at Pappe. Beautiful platters of dips, sides, salads, and sauces from Northern India make this 14th Street new(ish)-comer a candidate for your next brunch. Read the review, here.
Pappe, 1317 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 888-8220
You’ll often see crowds within and around Pearl Dive every night of the week. The same thing goes for Saturdays and Sundays during their weekend brunch hours. Though primarily a spot for drinking and knocking back oysters, they have great brunch offerings we’d recommend to any 14th Street inhabitant or visitor. Read the review, here.
Pearl Dive, 1612 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 319-1612
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We cannot stress this enough: simple foods become exceptional when good ingredients are a priority. Etto understands this down to its dough. They mill their own flour to ensure a fresh-milled experience in every pie. Their brunch menu maintains freshness in their charcuterie boards antipasto and sandwiches.
Etto, 1541 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
We can’t create a 14th Street guide and not include Barcelona. As long as you have a set-in-stone reservation, Barcelona is the ultimate good time. You can guarantee essential tapas, flowing drinks from the Bloody Mary bar, and energy yet to be surmounted by any other 14th Street brunch establishment. Read the review, here.
Barcelona, 1622 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 588- 5500
Paging anyone who knows anything about the D.C. food scene. Everyone can, and will, tell you the importance, and frankly, deliciousness, of Le Diplomate in the fine-dining sector of Washington. The French bistro set the stage for elegant, refined dining atmospheres, but made a debut as a sexy, romantic, and authentically Parisian compared to many of the larger French-American restaurants around downtown D.C. Read the review, here.
Le Diplomate, 1601 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 332-3333
Provision No. 14
Provision knows how to party. Their bottomless brunch is lively, indulgent, and perfectly situated amongst other 14th Street bars for your post-game party. Their fully-loaded tater tots are sure to sate you for your continued drinking. Read the review, here.
Provision 14, 2100 14th St NW, Washington, D.C., (202) 827-4530
One of the most underrated brunches is the cafe-style offerings on the adjacent T Street’s Colada Shop. Soul-hugging café con leches and café Cubanos are the perfect pair with pastelitos and Cuban avocado toast are our ideal start to any morning. Lucky for all of us, Colada shop shares it’s offerings seven days a week.
Colada Shop, 1405 T St. NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 332-8800
Don’t be fooled by the upscale atmosphere at Ghibellina. It’s an Italian concept where playing with your food is encouraged. You can cut pizzas with giant, food-grade scissors; twirl creamy kinds of pasta; or sip on cherry blossom negronis. The brunch-specific entrées ring in pretty affordable and the mimosas and Bloody’s are just $6.00.
Ghibellina, 1610 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 803-2389
The Estadio brunch is an old mate of ours. It was a 14th Street staple before the trendy shops and bars popped up making this area a happening hot spot. Its decor makes us feel like medieval kings and queens ready to feast on a superfluity of tapas. The dishes are polished, attractive, and reputable. Read the review, here.
Estadio, 1520 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 319-1404
Birch and Barley
If we had a dollar for every time someone asked us where to get an “American”-fare brunch, we’d never have to work again. We may not be millionaires, but we’d bet good money on the “American” brunch at Birch and Barley— especially for their gooey cinnamon roll. Read the review, here.
Birch and Barley, 1337 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202) 567-2576
Slipstream is a casual, cozy brunch option on the southern end of 14th Street. They have a daily brunch deal for $14 that comes with a choice of either a brunch bowl or salad, a pastry, and a cup of coffee. Or you can substitute a cocktail for an additional $3- that’s a better bill to food ratio than most of our meals in the District. Come for the coffee and toast, and stay for a round of hipster cocktails. Read the review, here.
Slipstream, 333 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 450-2216