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Weekday Breakfast?

Rick Apr 14, 2008 06:27 PM

I'll be visiting the Newseum Friday morning and would like some recs for breakfast. Doesn't really have to be in the area of the Newseum, I'll have my car and don't mind driving/finding parking. I've been to Teaism a few times but would like to try something new. I'm not a real big fan of tradtional bacon, eggs, toast, etc. type breakfast.

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    Jacey RE: Rick Apr 14, 2008 08:47 PM

    This weekend I walked by Restaurant K and saw they serve breakfast Tuesday-Friday. The prices looked pretty reasonable (omlettes were abuot $9). Parking could be very difficult around here, though, unless you used a garage or got very lucky. You could also drive to Eastern Market area and hit up one of the places over there such as Bread and Chocolate. I'm not a fan of this place but some people think it's decent.

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      monavano RE: Jacey Apr 15, 2008 04:38 AM

      Bread and Chocolate is nice for their fage, honey and walnuts with a bit of fresh fruit on the side.

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        Elyssa RE: Jacey Apr 15, 2008 08:01 AM

        Or Market Lunch. They have great pancakes.

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        katecm RE: Rick Apr 15, 2008 07:44 AM

        I believe Les Halles now has breakfasts, but you'd want to make sure it's available during the week. That would be just a nice walk/drive up Pennsylvania for you to get to Newseum.

        1. ktmoomau RE: Rick Apr 15, 2008 07:51 AM

          Also there is Luna Grill and Diner on Connecticut that has good breakfast, although a lot of eggs.


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            Elyssa RE: Rick Apr 15, 2008 08:01 AM

            Le Bon Cafe up near the House side of the Capitol has a nice breakfast.

            There is always The Diner or Open City for a food breakfast.

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              Tujague RE: Rick Apr 15, 2008 09:33 AM

              Johnny's Half-Shell at 400 N. Capitol does breakfast, has a few southern and seafood items amidst the more traditional fare, and it's walkable from the Newseum. Or, if it's a nice day, get some of the breakfast burritos from Tacqueria Nationale next to Johnny's and have an al fresco breakfast in one of the parks across the way.

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                tastytamarind RE: Rick Apr 15, 2008 12:17 PM

                you say you're not a fan of traditional B,E,T breakfasts -- so what are you looking for instead? I've had breakfast at Poste a couple times and really enjoyed it. Another possibility is Le Pain Quotidien, at 27th and M, which is a delightful bistro with great breakfast-to-lunch salads, soups, tartines, pastries, omelets, platters, etc.

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                  Rick RE: tastytamarind Apr 16, 2008 03:45 PM

                  Tasty, pastries and coffee or something ethnic sounds good. I'd just like to avoid something that I can easily get at home, which would be bacon, eggs, toast, pancakes. Le Pain Quotidien definitely works. Any ethnic breakfast options around?

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                  chaojareon RE: Rick Apr 16, 2008 05:34 PM

                  I've always had good luck at Leopold's Kafe & Konditorei....

                  Leopold's Kafe
                  3318 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

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                    Rick RE: chaojareon Apr 16, 2008 05:52 PM

                    Chaojareon, is Leopold's Kafe a sit down or order at the counter type place?

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                      chaojareon RE: Rick Apr 16, 2008 06:15 PM

                      Its seated, but you can also step up to the bar in the morning and just order something. I've walked by there to work and just picked up a quick coffee and pastry.


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                        Rick RE: chaojareon Apr 16, 2008 06:23 PM

                        That sounds about perfect, thank you! I wish I would have heard about this place before my last 7 visits!

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                          Rick RE: Rick Apr 20, 2008 03:15 PM

                          Thanks chaojarion, I got both an almond croissant and a ham and chive scone to go and they were both excellent.

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                            chaojareon RE: Rick Apr 20, 2008 08:02 PM

                            Glad you liked it!

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                    Rick RE: Rick Apr 17, 2008 04:14 AM

                    How are the beignets at Johnny's Half Shell?

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                      Jacey RE: Rick Apr 20, 2008 04:25 PM

                      I just saw in the City Paper's yearly "Best of" list that Restaurant K received the award for Best Breakfast.

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