Breakfast/Brunch in Washington, DC
If you are looking for a diner with classic American fare for a great price than the Luna Diner is your place! This is the place to go when you want to feel like a native, the outside doesn't look special so it is often overlooked my those who are not from the area and have no idea how amazing the food tastes. Right on DuPont circle is convenient for the Metro stops so you can easily get to and from there by train.
This American Asian fusion restaurant offers a Drag Queen brunch every Sunday. Enjoy all your brunch favorites like burgers, sandwiches, and fries as well as sushi, spring rolls, and dumplings. The brunch total cost is $25 for admission and food as well as the show, be prepared to have a good time and enjoy the rowdy atmosphere. The doors open at 10:00 a.m., but people get in line as early as 9:00 a.m. If you can't get there early to wait in line, come later in the day after 11:45 a.m. when the crowd has died down for a shorter wait time. The only other thing you will need is money to tip the queens!
The best place to get Belgian waffles is from a Belgian restaurant, with a wide array of waffles to choose from including both savory and sweet. The menu at Belga Cafe features waffles from different regions of the country and the menu highlights are waffles with warm goat cheese and tomoato, waffles with brown sugar, apples, and cinnamon, and the classic waffle with sugar, whipped cream, and fruit. They also have great crepes that are paper thin and melt in your mouth. This is a great place to take the kids because you know there will be something on the menu they will love. After all, who doesn't like homemade waffles?
Escape to Tuscany for breakfast! You don't have a private jet to fly off to Tuscany at the drop of a hat? Instead, head over to Lia's. The brie stuffed french toast and ricotta donuts with lemon pudding are a small and delicious taste of Italy. Enjoy classiscs like buttermilk pancakes and eggs Benedict along with either a glass of wine, mimosa, or mocktail. The mocktails are fun for kids that are getting older and have moved beyond the drinking out of a cup with a lid. This is also a great place to take a date and pretend that you did jet off to Tuscany for the afternoon.
A Mexican take on the classic brunch, full of Mexican breakfast dishes like burritos and huevos rancheros, Lauriol Plaza is a fantastic place to swap out those mimosas and bloody marys for margaritas and crab and shrimp enchiladas. The decorations are festive and give you that authentic Mexican feeling, right in DC. Be sure to save room for dessert and order either the homemade tres leches cake or one of the homemade ice creams, like coconut or mango. Lauriol Plaza is also a good place to take the kids -- they will love the idea of eating a taco for breakfast!