Open early for non-traditional breakfast near Chinatown?
I'm from Los Angeles, but travel frequently to Washington for business, and often stay at hotels near the Gallery Place - Chinatown metro stop. I am not a fan of traditional eggs/pancakes/cereal-type breakfasts, and would love to find places in the area that open early (8:00 am) and serve non-traditional breakfast foods.
My ideal place would be a Chinese restaurant that opens early, and has good congee, rice or noodle dishes, or take-out dim sum - in Los Angeles, we have a few places in our own Chinatown that do just that. I also enjoy decent deli sandwiches for breakfast - but I'd prefer something better than the typical Subway/Quiznos/Blimpie fare.
I do have a Sizzling Express close to my office in DC, but they tend not serve their lunch stuff until later in the day, and I'm getting a bit burned out on their food.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated - TIA.
Roz, I think Teaism in Penn Quarter fits the bill. You can get scrambled tofu, Irish oatmeal, tea-cured salmon, etc. The food is reasonably good and priced, and the atmosphere is quite pleasant. Here's Teaism's menu:
Teaism Penn Quarter
400 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004