Interesting Sunday breakfast near the Zoo?
B'more hound staying Sat. night at the Marriott Wardman Park, near the Woodley/Zoo metro stop. Any suggestions for a good place for brunch or breakfast the following morning, walking distance from the hotel?
Head up to Cleveland Park and grab brunch at Ardeo. The other option is Open City, right around the corner from your hotel. But that place becomes a mad house on the weekends, so going early (prior to 10am) is probably your best bet.
If you are willing to walk a bit away from the zoo I would go to Bourbon or New Orleans Cafe on 18th St in Adams Morgan.
I would skip Open City; it's very overrated. You can try out Deluxe, which has brunch and lunch options. Also, Cactus Catina has a pretty decent brunch and it's a slighty rowdy atmosphere, which might get you in the mood for the zoo.