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10 Spots Around DC for Columbus Day Brunch

The federal holiday calls for Monday mimosas.
Chilaquiles at El Centro D.F. Photograph by Doug Schneider.

A day off from work means another morning for brunch favorites. These are the spots serving up pancakes, omelettes, and mimosas on Monday, October 8th.

Ambar
523 8th St., SE; 2901 Wilson Blvd
Savory pies, creamy spreads, and mezze platters are all part of this Balkan brunch. For those eager to sample widely, try bottomless plates and brunch drinks (must be ordered by the whole table, $39 at the DC location; $34 with 25 cent drinks in Clarendon). When: 10 AM to 3:30 PM; 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Baba
2901 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
It might not feel like fall, but get into the pumpkin spice spirit with a roasted pumpkin sandwich and sweet Turkish coffee. For $29, dive into the farm buffet with pastries, paninis, and $1 cocktails. When: 9:30 AM to 3 PM

The Bird
1337 11th St., NW
Early bird gets the brunch at this poultry-themed spot (think chicken breakfast tacos and a duck bacon breakfast sandwich). Vegetarians can also get in on the action and order the fried green tomato Benedict or the veggie omelette. When: 9 AM to 3 PM

Buena Vida launches all you can eat Mexican brunch. Photography by Jeff Elkins

Buena Vida
8407 Ramsey Ave., Silver Spring
A long weekend calls for both bottomless brunch drinks and unlimited small plates at this Mexican spot ($35, must be ordered by the whole table). The corn tortillas are handmade daily in house and topped with morning favorites like cheesy potatoes, scrambled eggs and chorizo. When: 10 AM to 3 PM

Commissary
1443 P St., NW
Grab a brunch partner and order the breakfast for two ($55) featuring coffee, a pitcher of bloody Marys or mimosas, and an entree of your choice. For the main course, choose from a wide range of budget-friendly omelets, sandwiches and small plates.  When: 8 AM to 4 PM

El Centro D.F.
1819 14th St., NW; 1218 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Toast the start of a new week with bloody Marys and Micheladas. Pair brunch cocktails with salsa-topped entrees like the pork carnitas Benedict or the fried eggs with chorizo and black beans. When: 10 AM to 4 PM

Logan Tavern
1423 P St., NW
For those seeking an experience with more caffeine than cocktails, Logan Tavern’s bottomless Fair Trade Coffee for $3 is the right fix. The menu strikes the breakfast-lunch balance with options ranging from classic eggs Benedict to sandwiches and salads. When: 10:30 AM to 4 PM

Brunch at Masa 14. Photograph by Margaret Lefton.

Masa 14
1825 14th St., NW
Latin-Asian fusion means a menu brimming with variety, like scrambled eggs with spicy sambal and French toast topped with dulce de leche. Can’t decide what to get? Order the prix-fixe brunch ($39) that includes bottomless brunch drinks and an unlimited selection of plates. When: 10 AM to 4 PM

The Pig
1320 14th St., NW
Go big on the pig at this pork-centered spot with a breakfast platter celebrating the restaurant’s “nose to tail” mission. The pig slam breakfast includes a sampling of sausage, bacon, ham and pulled pork alongside eggs and home fries. When: 10:30 AM to 3 PM

Supra
1205 11th St., NW
Make Monday a culinary vacation and try brunch with a Georgian twist. Bloodys are made with Georgian hot sauce, and the omelets are stuffed with smoky, sulguni cheese from Eastern Europe. When: 11 AM to 3 PM

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Daniella Byck

Daniella joined Washingtonian in August 2018. She is a University of Wisconsin-Madison grad and lives in Columbia Heights.