Great sandwiches and brunch at Junction Bakery & Bistro in Arlington VA
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Junction Bakery & Bistro

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Washington DC
Junction Bakery & Bistro

1508 Mount Vernon Ave

Alexandria, VA 22301

This airy Del Ray spot boasts some of the best breakfast food in the area, with menu offerings ranging from fresh scones and croissants, open-facing toasts, classic egg plates, and globally-inspired sandwiches (the "Roman," for example, frames a fried egg with focaccia, potatoes, romesco, and lemon zest, while the "Kim Chee" takes the bacon and egg combo and adds kim chee and lime rice mayo on a steamed bun). There's cold brew on nitro to keep the coffee enthusiasts caffeinated and array of European wines and regional microbrews behind the bar, making for a lively, buzzing ambience during peak brunch services and mellow dinners.