The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Potomac Heights, Washington D.C.

Nina Ariana

A neighborhood in the Palisades area of Washington, DC, this largely residential area boasts a small-town feel, hidden away from metropolitan DC. Potomac Heights is conveniently located within a short drive of some of the best brunch spots that DC has to offer; we list some of the best.

Washington, DC

1. Café Deluxe

Cafe, American, Coffee, Tea , Dessert

Neapolitan style pizza
© Valerio Capello/WikiCommons
The cheerful, pink exterior of Café Deluxe sits well with the residential, small-town appeal of Potomac Heights. This traditional diner boasts a laid-back charm, and a great brunch menu. It is the ideal spot for a family gathering. Their menu boasts all the brunch staples, such as eggs benedict, as well as a generous list of brunch cocktails and specialty drinks.

2. Et Voila!

Et Voila!

This small, quaint shop hides some delicious treats inside. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, Et Voila! is the place to go for some traditional Belgian food. Check out their extensive list of Belgian beers and cocktails, and sample one of their tasty crêpes while you’re there.

5120 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 237 2300

Lobster roll | © Tom Ipri/FlickrLobster roll | © Tom Ipri/Flickr

3. Praline Bakery and Bistro

Bakery, Bistro, Pastry Shop, Patisserie, French, Vegetarian

Belgian waffle
© David Goehring/Flickr
Whether you’re after a hearty meal, or some sweet treats, Praline Bakery and Bistro is the perfect stop to satisfy either craving. This popular restaurant features a wide variety of freshly baked sweets, as well as delicious food. Go for the vegetarian quiche, or the omelet of the day, and then satisfy your after-brunch sweet tooth with Praline’s signature walnut dacquoise cake.

4. Al Dente's Italian Restaurant

Bar, Restaurant, Italian, Contemporary

Eggs Florentine
© Or Hiltch/Flickr
The beautifully designed interior of this Italian restaurant does not detract from its great food. The stunning island bar, and bright, rich colors, makes brunching here a warm and attractive experience. Check out Al Dente’s pre-fixe brunch menu, which allows you to choose a brunch cocktail, a starter, and a main dish.

5. Peacock Café

Cafe, Restaurant, American

French toast
© Ginny/Flickr
Just a few minutes from Potomac Heights is Peacock Café, featuring a sleek and elegant ambiance and terrific outdoor seating. The brunch here is eclectic and rich, featuring a full list of delicious smoothies that you can customize to your taste. The Peacock is a great place for food allergies as well, featuring an amazing, gluten-free cinnamon french toast. Sip on a great smoothie, and enjoy the Peacock’s signature brunch specialties.

6. Blacksalt Fish Market and Restaurant

Bar, Market, Restaurant, Seafood, Sushi

BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant, Washington
Jeremy Keith / Flickr
Blacksalt Fish Market and Restaurant is well-known for its fresh catches, as well as its elegant and renowned restaurant. Their brunch menu features classic brunch staples, such as eggs Benedict, and poached eggs chesapeake, as well as some dishes that showcase their locally caught fish, such as the eggs pontchartrain.

7. Surfside

Restaurant, Mexican

© Evan P. Cordes/Flickr
Check out this amazing Mexican restaurant in Glover park for a unique brunch experience. Surfside offers traditional Mexican fare in addition to a great brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays. The colorful exterior and warm dining room adds to the wonderful experience.

8. La Piquette

Restaurant, French

2 Amys pizza
©Timothy Vollmer/Flickr
La Piquette is a charming and beautifully decorated little restaurant with a dedication to whipping up authentic French cuisine. Their brunch is not to miss as it features plenty of staple cocktails, delicious pastries, waffles, and egg dishes.

9. Leopold's Kafe

Leopold’s Kafe

This amazing café features an eclectic range of breakfast and brunch items from around the world. Travel to various European countries through Leopold’s Kafe’s culinary experience, with à la carte dishes from Germany, France, or the Mediterranean.

3315 M Street NW, Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 965 6005

A Mediterranean diet | © mmtzphoto/FlickrA Mediterranean diet | © mmtzphoto/Flickr

10. Town Hall

Restaurant, American

This restaurant and bar has a warm and friendly atmosphere with its classic American brunch menu served daily. It’s recommended that diners go for Town Hall‘s chorizo and eggs, or the blueberry flapjacks. Make sure you check out their delicious cocktail menu too. Apple fritters | © Laurel L. Russwurm/Flickr

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