Food

5 New Brunches and Breakfasts to Try Now

Anxo's new DC location launches a brunch menu of bagel sandwiches and fancy toasts. Photograph courtesy of Anxo

Anxo Cidery & Tasting Room

711 Kennedy St., NW 

The new Brightwood Park location of this local cider house launches brunch this weekend, centered around fresh breads and bagels specially made for Anxo by Rockville’s Bakery de France. The lineup includes bagel sandwiches, sourdough avocado toast with roasted peppers and chive oil, and a roast beef sandwich with cheddar and a runny egg. To drink: “cidermosas” and coffee made next door at Lost Sock Roasters. Saturday and Sunday. 

Duck rilette toast with a poached egg at Kyirisan. Photograph via Kyirisan

Kyirisan 

Pastry chef Mollie Bird has added a “daily toast” to the new summer brunch lineup for all the fancy toast fans out there. The homemade breads come with seasonal toppings like house-smoked salmon rilettes, pickled cucumber, and egg ($12, like all brunch entrees). Drinkers can add bottomless mimosas or bloody Marys for $16 (through Labor Day). Saturday and Sunday.

Centrolina’s lox toast in the market. Photograph via Centrolina

Centrolina 

974 Palmer Alley, NW

For those looking for a quick bite to stay or go, chef Amy Brandwein has created new breakfast dishes for her Italian market inside the CityCenterDC restaurant. Options include brioche egg sandwiches with cheddar, seasonal greens, and a choice of meats (go pancetta), PB&J on buckwheat pancakes, and smoked salmon with cucumbers and dill on multigrain ($9 to $13). For more elaborate offerings, try the summer brunch menu in the dining room. Monday through Sunday (to-go only Sunday).

Hummingbird serves breakfast inside Alexandria’s new Indigo hotel. Photograph by Dan Swartz.

Hummingbird

220 S. Union St., Alexandria

Alexandria’s new waterfront restaurant from the Restaurant Eve team serves daily breakfast in an airy setting overlooking the Potomac River. Chef Cathal Armstrong nods to his native Ireland with a proper Irish breakfast (black and white pudding, rashers, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms) among other dishes. Daily.

DGS launches all day breakfast. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

DGS Delicatessen

1317 Connecticut Ave., NW

The Dupont Circle deli just launched all-day breakfast, meaning you can get eggs “Benedictberg” with smoked salmon, Bullfrog bagel sandwiches, or challah French toast at any hour. Also available all day, every day: bottomless mimosas or bloody Marys for $14. Daily.

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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.