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avp10003 Jun 3, 2008 12:13 PM

I'll be spending Friday night at a hotel near Dupont but don't want to go for a boring hotel breakfast.
Can anyone suggest a good breakfast place that is walkable from Dupont Circle?

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    EPGoodstein Jun 6, 2008 05:20 PM

    I would say TEAISM for sure. It is by far my favorite in DuPont--sometimes crowded on weekend mornings but worth it. The cilantro scrambled eggs or tea cured salmon are best. Don't miss the ginger scones, either.

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      Jeserf Jun 5, 2008 08:50 AM

      Breakfast saturday?

      What about Teaism? Or Hudson? Or Busboys?

      1. ktmoomau Jun 3, 2008 01:49 PM

        Luna Grill and Diner is good not fancy or anything, but they have good eggs and stuff. Restaurant K on K st a short walk has good breakfast too.

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          mselectra Jun 5, 2008 08:44 AM

          I was going to suggest these two. Luna (on Connecticut) is good price ($3.50 for eggs and toast, $1.00 extra for potatoes) and comfortable place. I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned Teaism?

          Maybe someone can tell you if your hotel does actually have a boring breakfast (since Tabard, for example, IS a hotel).

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          dcandohio Jun 3, 2008 12:38 PM

          Tabard Inn serves breakfast. It's located (ironically) in a lovely old inn on N street. It's not far from most places near Dupont.

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            Rosco1 Jun 4, 2008 04:37 AM

            I agree. The Tabard has excellent breakfasts choices for either Continental or American style. By far the best option mentioned so far.

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              Elyssa Jun 4, 2008 07:47 AM

              Forgot about Tabard...another good choice.

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              Elyssa Jun 3, 2008 12:24 PM

              There not a ton in the area that just serve breakfast (mostly brunch). But a few places to check out are Dupont Grille, Kramerbooks or SoHo Coffee on P St.

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                Jacey Jun 3, 2008 10:14 PM

                Definitely avoid all of these places for breakfast...not worth it. However, right on 21st and P there's a pretty good crepe place called crepes-a-go-go. There's also a bagel shop next door. If you do want a somewhat more traditional breakfast, Luna Grill (not cafe) and Teaism has some good options. There's also always Daily Grill.

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                  gfaber Jun 5, 2008 06:00 PM

                  no way, avoid crepes-a-go-go, for some reason it takes them 20 minutes to make a damn crepe. They are also dry and lame.

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