Birch & Barley: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012
Photograph by Chris Leaman.
Comments () | Published October 8, 2012
100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011)

ChurchKey
Address: 1337 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-567-2576
Neighborhood: Logan Circle, Downtown
Cuisines: Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 4:30 to 1 AM, Friday 4 to 2 AM, Saturday noon to 2 AM, Sunday 12 PM to 1 AM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Mt. Vernon Square/7th St.-Convention Center, McPherson Square
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Rowdy
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Bread board; shrimp corn dogs; tater tots; flatbreads with figs and prosciutto, with veal-neck sausage, or BLT style; brat burger and fries; dessert tasting plate of oatmeal cream pie, “Hostess” cupcake, fudge pop, and marshmallow.
Price Details: ChurchKey shareable plates $3.50 to $14, sandwiches and flatbreads $7 to $15.
Special Features:
Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Good for Groups

One of our favorite things at this beer-obsessed hot spot is pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac’s breads, and her work is front and center at its excellent brunch. We wish we could indulge in pecan-studded brioche sticky buns, warm and oozing dark caramel, every weekend. A thick patty of sausage and fried egg rests in a gorgeous, soft crème fraîche biscuit. And fried chicken and Belgian waffles are a good bet if you can’t decide between sweet and savory. A short list of worthy (beer-free) cocktails includes an assertive Bloody Mary and a brightly flavored fruit punch. Low lighting and strong air conditioning make it easy on folks who have had too long a night. Sunday 11 to 3.

Subscribe to Washingtonian

Discuss this story

Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question. The Washingtonian reserves the right to remove or edit content once posted.
  • I'd like some sticky buns and a fruit punch please. =)

  • Klassiter

    Sticky buns! Wow, that is my absolute favorite pastry. I don't know if they are better than the Flowertown PA bakery Sticky buns. From your description I would love to find out, plus I have never had beer and sticky buns together. I am going to find out just how good they go together

    Restaurant POS for the MAC.
    http://prosperitypos.com/resta...
    Leading Point of Sale System for Apple OS.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Posted at 03:24 PM/ET, 10/08/2012 RSS | Print | Permalink | Comments () | Washingtonian.com Restaurant Reviews