Best Brunches This Weekend | September 29-30

The biscuit sandwich at Stomping Ground. Photo by Scott Suchman.

9 Breakfast Spots for Early Risers

Be first in line for these doughnuts, biscuits, and breakfast sandwiches. 

Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken 

1308 G St., NW; 7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church

Opens at: DC: 7:30 weekdays, 9 AM weekends; Falls Church: 8 AM daily.

You can get your breakfast sandwich on a bun, biscuit, or savory doughnut—just don’t miss the creme brûlée doughnut for dessert. 

Bayou Bakery

1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington

Opens at: 7 AM weekdays, 8 AM weekends. 

We head to David Guas’s cafe for the build-your-own egg sandwiches on buttery biscuits and powdered-sugar-dusted beignets. 


4434 Connecticut Ave NW

Opens at: 7 AM weekdays, 8 AM weekends

Load up on pastries—including monkey bread, brioche, and glazed doughnuts—at this bread-focused bakery, .

Brothers and Sisters

1770 Euclid St., NW

Opens at: 6:30 AM daily.

Fries for breakfast? You can have them—along with savory oatmeal and milk-bread French toast—at this Erik Bruner-Yang spot in the Line Hotel’s lobby. 

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Little Red Fox

5035 Connecticut Ave., NW

Opens at: 7:30 AM Tuesday through Sunday.

This market/cafe serves up tasty breakfast sandwiches. Try the Portlander, with a fried egg, apple butter, gorgonzola, and arugula. 

The Royal

501 Florida Ave., NW

Opens at: 8 AM daily. 

We’re big fans of this LeDroit Park cafe’s morning arepa, filled with avocado, queso fresco, and a runny egg.

Silver Diner

Several locations in Maryland and Virginia

Opens at: 6:30 or 7 AM daily, depending on location.

This health-minded diner does right by classics like pancakes and French toast, and also puts out a good bison huevos rancheros. 

Stomping Ground

2309 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria

Opens at: 7 AM Tuesday through Saturday, 9 AM Sunday. 

You’ll have to get in line at this Del Ray cafe on most weekend mornings, but the big, fluffy biscuits are worth it. 

Ted’s Bulletin

Several locations in DC, Maryland, and Virginia

Opens at: 7 AM daily. 

Hit the pastry case, or go for massive breakfast burritos, breakfast sandos, and omelets.

— Ann Limpert, @AnnLimpert

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