Labor Day weekend is bittersweet, signifying the dreaded finale of summer, but it also grants us another free day to play in the District and brunch with besties! We’ve rounded up the best spots serving breakfast and brunch, so grab your sunnies and your #squad and make your reservations now.
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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.
Head to Lupo Verde on 14th Street and enjoy the gorgeous patio and tasty Italian fare. We loved the brunch cocktails, charcuterie board, and bread basket. Taste all the yummy homemade pastas, antipasti options, and egg dishes! Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Read our review here. 1401 T 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. 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.
Squeeze in high end shopping followed by brunch at Silver on their patio. Bitches love just about everything here, but we especially enjoy the omelets, the huevos rancheros, the chicken pot pie, the goat cheese bruschetta, and the mimosas. Choose from Benedicts, omelets, French toast, pancakes, salads, and more. Don’t forget to leave room for a delicious milkshake–you can even spike yours! Brunch is served all-day–we’re sold. Read the review here. 9710 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD.
Spend the day at Ambar for unique Balkan cuisine on Barracks Row! The menu provides a unique mix of Balkan food and typical American cuisine, with salads, soups, sandwiches, omelets, and pastries like savory crepes and meat pies along with desserts. We were fans of the desserts, fried chicken sandwich, and omelets. Brunch begins at 10:30 a.m. Read the review here. 523 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 and waffles, and the bottomless mimosas. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. See the review here. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Station 4 is the perfect spot for a leisurely brunch this Labor Day. Guests have the option of ordering a la carte or can enjoy endless Bloody Marys and Mimosas along with the choice of one brunch entrée for $30 per person. Choose from omelets, French toast, breakfast sandwiches, and more! A la carte brunch items are priced from $7 to $17 each. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read our review here. 1101 4th St. S.W., Washington, D.C.
Zengo offers bottomless brunch this Labor Day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Priced at $39 per person guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat selection of ceviche, sushi, and salads, dim sum, antojitos, and seven distinctive brunch cocktails. We recommend the passion fruit mimosas, edamame, and pork buns. We the full review here. 781 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
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 entangled between good books and good friends. Read our review here. 1517 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Old Ebbitt Grill
Old Ebbitt Grill is the perfect place to celebrate this patriotic 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.
Step through the keyhole door at The Riggsby and enter another era in this Gatsby-inspired bar and restaurant. Beyond the posh, retro space, the Riggsby served a solid 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.
Take advantage of the empty city and head to Founding Farmers for a dependable brunch. 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, and plan on a wait. 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Toro Toro will offer their popular brunch service from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 is serving up all-you-can-eat authentic Mexican brunch this Labor Day. 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. 1819 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 1218 Wisconsin Ave. 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.
Venture 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 pancakes and taste the seasonal compote, toasted coconut and pecan, or chocolate chip and banana hotcakes. Brunch starts at 11 a.m. Still not convinced? Read our thoughts here. 517 H St. N.E., 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.
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.
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