Details

Breadline

1751 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006

202-822-8900

Neighborhood: Downtown

Cuisines: American, Breakfast, Deli/Quick Bites

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5:30 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Farragut North, Farragut West

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Rowdy

Reservations: Not Accepted

Website: http://breadline.com

Best Dishes:
Barbecue pork sandwich; falafel; prosciutto, mascarpone, and fig jam on walnut-raisin bread; fried oyster po'boy; fried softshell crab sandwich; fried cod sandwich; BLT; Persian chicken salad; chocolate cookies stuffed with mascarpone.

Price Details:
Sandwiches $6.90 to $9.95; salads $5.95.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Breakfast

Cheap Eats 2009: Breadline

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

Why go: The soup-and-sandwich lunch is elevated to the level of cuisine at this bakery and cafe where White House staffers and World Bankers queue up and nearly everything—soups, breads, sweets, salads—is made in-house.

What to get: A good if not entirely authentic Cubano; a delicate yet hearty sandwich of smoked salmon with cucumbers, cress, and dill-and-caper cream cheese; egg salad on olive bread; chocolate sandwich cookies filled with creamy mascarpone.

Best for: A change from the lunch rut.

Insider tip: Going early or late to avoid the horde makes for a more relaxed lunch—as does nabbing a table in the upstairs back annex or outside on warm days.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch.

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