Neighborhood Eats: Open City

There aren’t many places for Woodley Park residents to get a morning fuel-up besides this sprawling wi-fi cafe, but that’s not the only reason it stays packed. The coffee drinks, both classic and inventive, are always well made—the owners also run the Adams Morgan coffeehouse Tryst. And there are worthy choices both sweet (fluffy French toast) and savory (cheesy scrambled eggs; fried-egg sandwiches). In the mood for a little of each? Order the OC Royale, an everything-goes plate of multigrain pancakes or brioche French toast plus eggs, bacon, sausage, or ham, and hash browns or grits for $10.50.

-March, 2008 

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.