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.
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.
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.
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.
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.