Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but all too often it gets ignored thanks to its flashier half-sibling, brunch. While brunch is not without its charms, there's something to be said for seeking out some hot, black coffee and the opportunity to eat your own weight and eggs and bacon without the commotion that is hour-plus table waits and excessive mimosa consumption. These nine DC joints prove breakfast is a meal worth waking up for all week long.
Florida Ave NW
Plenty of cafes get breakfast wrong. Sure, there’s always coffee. And most cafes serve pastries and bagels in the early hours. But where’s the breakfast? The eggs, the sausage, the bacon! Luckily, Blind Dog Cafe gets that part right. Each weekday until 11am (and all day on weekends), the cafe’s kitchen serves up legit breakfast sandwiches bedecked in eggs, bacon, chorizo, and mushrooms on buttery, flaky croissants. And it’s a purchase you can feel good about, as almost all of the kitchen’s ingredients come from local farms and purveyors.