Whether you’re looking for classic breakfast food or in the mood to try something a little different, Logan Circle is the place to go for brunch in DC. Here, we highlight ten of the neighborhood’s best brunch spots, offering up everything from pancakes and eggs benedict to Spanish tapas and lobster Belgian waffles.
Birch & Barley
For an extravagant Sunday brunch experience, try Birch & Barley‘s boozy breakfast special. It comes with freshly fried donuts, two brunch cocktails, an entrée, and is washed down with bottomless iced tea or coffee. It’s likely to be the best decision you make all weekend. The fried chicken and waffles is perhaps the most popular brunch entrée – Belgian waffles served with buttered pecans and maple-chicken jus. Other options include strawberry-rhubarb french toast, an assortment of flatbreads, and a stracciatella omelette. When picking Birch & Barley as your weekend brunch spot, just make sure you arrive hungry!
Address & telephone number: 1337 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, USA + 1 202 567 2576
Slipstream‘s goal is to serve up delicious coffees, cocktails and eats in a comfortable and relaxed environment, and we reckon they’ve nailed it. Slipstream is paradise for the coffee drinker, as its team is constantly testing and refining its selection to ensure that only the best brews are on the menu. On the weekends, this coffee and tea haven offers up appetizing treats for those looking for a different brunch experience – try the lobster roll or the avocado and goat cheese toast.
Address and telephone number: 1333 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, USA + 1 202 450 2216
Commissary is the perfect brunch spot for a large group. Inside, you’ll find a spacious lounge area that’s cozy and comfortable. Or, grab a table in the outdoor patio and enjoy the weather on a sunny day. Commissary’s breakfast specialties are intriguing – highlights include potato pancakes, breakfast tacos with chorizo, goats cheese and sun dried tomato omelet, and the pulled pork benedict with cornbread and home fries. Best of all, breakfast is served all day, so you definitely won’t miss out.
Address and telephone number: 1443 P Street NW, Washington, DC, USA +1 202 299 0018
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
Fancy some fresh oysters for breakfast? Pearl Dive Oyster Palace is the place to go. The menu isn’t limited to oysters, though. You’ll find a bit of everything here, from smaller items like the daily doughnuts and potato latkes to larger plates like huevos rancheros and the brioche French toast. The New Orleans-inspired Pontchartrain, however, has become a brunch favorite. It involves two poached eggs, an english muffin, blue crab, ham, crawfish and cayenne Hollandaise sauce – delicious.
Address and telephone number: 1612 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, USA +1 202 319 1612
Barcelona 14th Street
Brunch at a Spanish spot known for its tapas and wines? Barcelona 14th Street does indeed do brunch, and very well. You’ll see all the regulars – eggs benedict, steak and eggs, french toast, even buttermilk pancakes. But you’ll definitely be tempted to share the tapas, such as the spiced meatballs, potato tortilla, or crispy calamari. Complete the Spanish experience with some sangria, or create your own cocktail with help from the bartender.
Address and telephone number: 1622 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, USA +1 202 588 5500
Le Diplomate has earned a place among the best restaurants in all of DC, let alone Logan Circle. Any meal here is a special one, and brunch is no exception. Start off with a cup of French-style coffee and a basket of freshly baked pastries, and you’ll feel as if you just walked into a cafe in Paris. Everything at Le Diplomate is classy and on theme, from the decor to the menu.
Address & telephone number: 1601 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, USA +1 202 332 3333
Opened in 2012, Drafting Table is yet another great brunch option on busy 14th Street. This neighborhood pub has a simple brunch menu with a couple of standouts that you won’t find elsewhere. The fried pickles are some of the best in the city. The draftsman burger comes with blue cheese, apricot chutney and bacon-onion jam, while the grilled cheese sandwich comes with duck, provolone cheese and hoisin sauce for dipping. On Sundays, arrive early to take in an English Premier League match.
Address & telephone number: 1529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, USA +1 202 621 7475
Grab a couple of friends and head over to The Pig for a pork-filled brunch extravaganza. Dare to try the ‘big pig’ – a feast of charcuterie, pickles, olives, fruit, pesto and bread that’s ideal for four to six people. There’s also the ‘little pig’ for a smaller group. Brunch at The Pig is definitely a pork-centric experience, where you’ll discover pulled pork benedict and chicken fried pork and waffle on the menu. Expect a relaxed, easy-going atmosphere.
Address and telephone number: 1320 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, USA +1 202 290 2821
You simply can’t go wrong with a Belgian waffle for breakfast. At B Too, though, you may find yourself agonizing over the many delectable choices. Feel like ordering something sweet? Then go for the french toast waffle or the ‘decadentes crêpes’ that come with banana, nutella, and vanilla ice cream. There are waffles with an American twist too, like the cornbread and pulled pork waffle. At B Too, you can experience Chef Bart Vandaele’s creation of a space that celebrates Belgian cuisine and culture in an American setting.
Address & telephone number: 1324 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, USA +1 202 627 2800
Diner, Restaurant, American, $$$
Located at the very northern edge of the Logan Circle neighborhood is Ted’s Bulletin. Brothers Ty and Mark Neal opened the restaurant in honor of their father, Ted, who was known for always being ready to welcome guests with a home-cooked meal. Ted’s Bulletin is a throwback to the old-fashioned American diner. The generous portions will no doubt leave you satisfied, but don’t leave without trying a homemade pop tart or shake.
Address & telephone number: 1818 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, USA +1 202 265 8337