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wanderingviolet Nov 30, 2009 06:23 PM

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.

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    wanderingviolet Dec 1, 2009 06:05 PM

    Some great suggestions here, Le Pain Quotidien and Kramers look interesting. I love a good breakfast!

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      Jacey Dec 2, 2009 09:04 AM

      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).

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      Elyssa Dec 1, 2009 12:42 PM

      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.

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        Jeserf Dec 1, 2009 08:31 AM

        Firefly

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          hibye Dec 1, 2009 08:08 AM

          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.

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            Hungry Panda Dec 1, 2009 07:35 AM

            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.

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              Jacey Nov 30, 2009 07:58 PM

              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)
              Teaism
              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)
              Rosemary's Thymes
              Le Pain Quotidien
              Creme (U St)

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