Best Brunch Spots In Washington, D.C.

By Parker Diakite


In a place widely known for birthing movements and marches to facilitate change, it comes to no surprise that Washington D.C. will change your definition of what it means to brunch.

Brunch in the nation’s capital is one of few times where people push politics to the side to have a good time.  It’s also a place where you don’t want to get caught slipping because if you didn’t get the memo, people dress in their Saturday night’s best for brunch in the District. This probably has to do with the fact that brunches in D.C. often turn into lively day parties.

Now that you have a rundown on what to expect, here is a list of some of the best brunch spots in the nation’s capital:

Palette 22

Brunch at Palette 22 is truly an artful experience. On any given day, you will find an artist painting as you eat.

Here at Palette 22, you will find a bottomless brunch where you can order anything on the menu for as many times as you want. The Shrimp n Grits, French toast sticks with chocolate, and the Baja fish tacos are life-changing.

Instagram | @palette22

Provision on 14

From the basil lavender mimosa to its fried chicken biscuit, Provision on 14 will change brunch as you know it. The chefs put a twist on American brunch classics like pound-cake French toast, a chicken and waffle sandwich, and breakfast tots.

Instagram | @provision_dc


Located in D.C.’s Dupont Circle, this tavern bar turns into a tasty brunch and day party on the weekends. The breakfast chimichanga and hangover helper are among top favorites for visitors.

Instagram | @madhatterdc


Ted’s Bulletin

What’s cool about Ted’s Bulletin is that it’s like traveling back in a time capsule with its vintage decor. There are a few locations throughout the DMV, but you should try to make a reservation at this popular restaurant.  There’s plenty to choose from on the menu, but trying their infamous homemade “Ted Tarts” is a rite of passage.

Instagram | @tedsbulletin


Founding Farmers

This spot is a staple in the DMV area that’s loved by residents and tourists alike. It is challenging to get a table so reserve ahead or you will be waiting for three hours. The restaurant was founded by a group of farmers who believes in using the freshest ingredients from the farm to your meals, and you can taste the difference.

Instagram | @foundingfarmers


From its drunken burger, hangover pizza, and brandy-spiked french toast, RedRocks has both sweet and savory options for brunch-goers looking to try unique cuisine. There are locations throughout the District, but the location on H Street tends to be a favorite.  RedRocks often has amazing day parties during its brunch hours and their 90s R&B party is always a lituation.

Instagram | @redrockshst


Busboys and Poets

Another D.C. staple is Busboy and Poets: a restaurant that truly embodies the community known as the chocolate city.  The menu features classics such as benedicts, omelets, pancakes, and more.

Throughout the space, you will also find a space of poetry, art, literature and politics that the owners created to collide intentionally.

Instagram | @busboyandpoets

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