Breakfast near Dupont Circle
I will be staying near Dupont Circle for a weekend and have no intention of eating breakfast at my hotel. I'm planning on going to Founding Farmers one morning and looking for a good little diner or coffee shop for the second morning.As always any advice is appreciated.
You might want to do a search on this board. There have been many threads about this very topic.
The usually Dupont (and surrounding areas) suggestions:
Luna Bar & Grill (skip Luna Cafe)
Front Page (I personally like their Sunday buffet)
Levante's on Sunday (interesting mix of Middle Eastern and typical brunch buffet--can order a la carte)
Le Pain Quotidien
Creme (U St)
Just had brunch this past weekend at Scion Restaurant on 21st and P Sts NW. It was very good and reasonably priced with great service. I also loved the fresh fruit buffet they had.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords is also a good choice with its something-for-everybody menu and pleasant enclosed porch. Teaism is good for scrambled eggs and French Toast/waffles (depending on the day of the week). If you must have coffee forget about Teaism.
I would go to Bread and Brew. They make a great (strong!) coffee, quiche of the day, eggs, bagel sandwiches, french toast etc. Plus the entire restaurant is certified green and they always have vegan options...so there is something for everyone.
I think The Tabard Inn also serves breakfast. For a more coffee house vibe I would head to SoHo Coffee on P St. I like their breakfast burrito.
You're paying more for atmosphere at Kramer's than anything else. The food is very so-so, and the service is pretty bad everytime I have been there. Please note on weekends the wait at Kramer's for brunch/lunch is looong. Also, they have prix fixe for their brunch (comes with muffins and coffee/juice).