The Diner: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

When it comes to no-frills fare, few DC spots can compete with this Adams Morgan haunt. Grab a booth and dig into the Diner Royale: eggs, bacon or sausage, toast, French toast or a pancake, and home fries or grits. It’s a day’s worth of food for $12.59. Lighter appetites can opt for a veggie omelet crammed with broccoli, mushroom, spinach, and enough Gruyère to counter all the healthy stuff, or a Greek version with tomato, spinach, and feta. From the bar, we’re partial to the Creole Champagne Cocktail with spicy Peychaud’s bitters. Daily 6 am to midnight.

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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.

Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.