Brunch is always trending in DC and U Street is no exception. From small plates that push the boundaries of traditional breakfast, to the American staple; bacon and eggs- we rounded up our favorite neighborhood bites for any weekend morning/afternoon. (Note: this list is updated frequently).
Oaxaca Omelette at Busboys and Poets. Photo by Flickr user Busboy and Poets.
Ulah Bistro serves up traditional brunch icons including delectable french toast, solid home fries, and of course the star of any weekend morning: The Mimosa and Bloody Mary. A great go-to for a no frills, relaxing meal. 1214 U St NW ulahbistro.com
Photo by Ulah Bistro.
Busboys and Poets
U Street is just as well known for this bookstore and restaurant as it is for Ben’s Chili Bowl. It was an all too obvious choice for U&ME, but we couldn’t leave out this DC favorite. Busboys not only serves up great food, but they cater to all appetites and diets ( tons of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free entrees). Although the weekend rush can make waiting for a table feel like forever, browsing the bookstore is a great way pass the time. For the night owls they are open until midnight on weekdays and recently extended their Friday and Saturday hours to 4am. Must try U&Me favorite: The Oaxaca Omelette with home fries.
Inside Busboys.Photo by Flickr user ela-mathilda.
Masa 14 serves a different take on the popular weekend pass-time with excellent Latin-Asian fusion small plates and specialty brunch cocktails. From an excellent twist on the popular eggs benedict to delicious mimosas and mojitos, this trendy spot is perfect for small or large groups. Bonus: The unlimited brunch pre fixe for $35 lets you choose unlimited menu items and comes complete with bottomless brunch cocktails. We’ll cheers to that!
Photo by Masa 14.