Founding Farmers: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012
A healthy start at Founding Farmers: the veggie-loaded egg-white omelet. Photography by Scott Suchman.
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Best Breakfasts 2012 Happy Hour

Founding Farmers
Address: 1924 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-822-8783
Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom/West End, Downtown
Cuisines: Southern, Modern, American, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open for breakfast Monday through Friday 7 to 11. Open for lunch and dinner Monday 11 AM to 10 PM; Tuesday through Thursday 11 AM to 11 PM; Friday 11 AM to midnight; Saturday 2 PM to midnight; Sunday 2 to 10 PM. Open for brunch Saturday and Sunday 9 AM to 2 PM
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Farragut West, Foggy Bottom-GWU
Price Range: Moderate
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Heirloom-pimiento-cheese puffs; sliders; 17-vegetable salad; chicken pot pie; beef stroganoff; poached eggs with Edwards ham; scrambled eggs with mushrooms and asparagus.
Price Details: Breakfast entrées $6 to $14; lunch and dinner starters $2 to $18, entrées $9 to $42 (for a New York strip steak).
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Good for Groups

Who’d have thought ten years ago that Washington’s power elite would gather for morning meetings at a farm-to-table restaurant with a name so folksy and earnest it sounds like a parody? Yet you’re likely to spot a few boldface names digging into stacks of blueberry pancakes or brioche French toast with brandied crème anglaise. Lighter fare includes the satisfying Drag Through the Garden, a vegetable-packed egg-white omelet with cheddar, and a yogurt parfait with oats, nuts, and whatever fruit is in season. The Potomac location may not boast many heavy hitters, but in warmer weather you can dine on a patio festooned with flowers and herbs. Monday through Friday 7 to 11 am, Saturday and Sunday 9 to 2 (DC) and 9 to 1 (Potomac).

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