Cheap Eats 2010: Buzz

100 great places that offer great food at low prices.

Why go: It’s the morning cafe, bakery, and nighttime lounge everyone wants in the neighborhood—all in a whimsical package that attracts laptoppers, stroller-pushing moms, and anyone else in search of a sugar rush.

What to get: The signature chocolate-and-coffee Buzz cupcake and the cream-filled 9:30 cupcake, a chocolate-lover’s dream; quiche made with cheddar and maple sausage from sister business Red Apron; a panino of thin-sliced meatloaf and Russian dressing; sinful morning brioche with bacon, egg, and cheese; “turtle” cheesecake with chocolate sauce, caramel, and pecans; espresso-jolted farmhouse brownie.

Best for: Wi-fi seekers; weekend family breakfasts; late-night sweets; a date or girls’ night devoted to chocolate and cocktails.

Insider tip: Keep up with specials at There’s live music on Monday nights.

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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 Logan Circle.