4 New Options for Your Weekend Breakfast Sandwich Fix

Buttermilk biscuit sandwiches, bodega-style sandwiches, croissantwiches...

The Dabney now dishes up buttermilk biscuit sandwiches for weekend breakfast. Photograph by Erika Kauder

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The Dabney
122 Blagden Alley, NW
You don’t often think of snagging a breakfast sammie from a Michelin-starred restaurant—but we’re not complaining. Chef Jeremiah Longhorne is catering to weekend morning crowds with a new, weekly changing menu of biscuit sandwiches. We like the sound of a BEC with charred onion jam and pickled chilies. There are also seasonal doughnuts and fun drinks like a bourbon- and Bailey’s-spiked Irish cold brew. Breakfast is served from 11 AM to 1 PM on Saturday and Sunday until sold out. Unlike dinner, there’re no advance reservations, just mosey in with your mask. Takeout only.


1200 New Hampshire Ave., NW
The first DC location of this popular Boston-based bakery chain recently opened in West End with Israeli-inspired pastries, all-day breakfast, and brunch designed by chef/owner Tzurit Or. Egg dishes abound, whether in sandwiches made with homemade croissants or in breads, tartines, and shakshuka. The airy, plant-filled space is inviting, but for now, seating is limited to an outdoor patio. Takeout or patio dining.

Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Bayou Bakery’s breakfast sandwich. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Bayou Bakery
1515 N Courthouse Rd., Arlington
After closing in March to serve thousands of plant-based meals to Arlington school kids, chef David Guas’ New Orleans cafe reopened this week. The classics are back for breakfast, served daily, including warm beignets and buttermilk biscuit sandwiches with your choice of fillings like Benton’s bacon and eggs. Come the weekend, try grits dressed with cheddar and scallions. New to the lineup are whipped coffee drinks and frozen cocktails to-go. Takeout, local delivery, and limited patio seating.


Lulu’s Wine Garden
1940 11th St., NW
Grab a bottle of bubbly and one of chef Cable Smith’s new breakfast sandwiches on one of two pretty patios at this U Street wine garden. We’re in for the bodega-inspired “eggwich” with bacon, cheddar, and fermented chili mayo on brioche. Vegetarians will find a version with avocado. Takeout, delivery, indoor, and patio seating. 

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.