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I am going into the District tomorrow before sunrise to take photos of the cherry blossoms. once the sun rises at 7, i am looking to catch a nice tea or a quick breakfast (coffee shop). Does anyone have any nice suggestions around the area (or quickly metro accessible like Penn Quarter) that would be a nice place for something quick before work? I was thinking Teaism but they don't open until 7:30.

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  1. I think Breadline opens at 7....

    I'll also go out on a limb that a starbucks or two near the WH opens at 5 or 6. A few around here (metro center) do.

    1. The Diner (in Adams Morgan) is 24 hrs. Open City Diner (in Woodley Park) is open at 6 am. I can't think of anything in Penn Quarter open so early. Tryst opens around 6 - I think.

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      1. re: dcveggiemom

        Lincoln House Waffle Shop opens around 5:30am. Coffee is always good and hot.

      2. Pete's Diner on Capitol Hill (212 2nd St. SE), right across from the Madison Bldg. of the Library of Congress. It opens very early (or used to)--4:30 AM. You could call to find out (202-544-7335). Here is some info from the City Paper:

        http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/fo...