Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Busboys & Poets

Busboys & Poets is one of U St's linchpins. Locals pack the place for coffee, boozy brunches, books and a progressive vibe that makes San Francisco feel conservative. The lengthy, vegetarian-friendly menu spans …
Top Choice Cafe in Downtown & Penn Quarter

A Baked Joint

Order at the counter then take your luscious, heaped-on-housemade-bread sandwich – perhaps the fried egg and goat cheese on a fluffy biscuit, or the Nutella and banana on whole-wheat sourdough – to a bench or table …
Top Choice Bakery in Georgetown

Baked & Wired

This cheery cafe whips up beautifully made coffees, bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits and enormous cupcakes (like the banana and peanut-butter-frosted Elvis). It’s a fine spot to join university students and cyclist…
Top Choice Bakery in Upper Northwest DC

Bread Furst

Watch the bakers hand-shape artisan breads and traditional pastries at this bustling bakery. Owner Mark Furstenberg was dubbed 'Outstanding Baker of the US' by the James Beard Foundation in 2017 and the accolade is …
Bakery in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Un Je Ne Sais Quoi

The smell of rich coffee envelops you when you enter this little bakery, where a couple of French expats bake merveilleux, their signature pastry plumped with layers of meringue and ganache. It's like biting into a …
Cafe in Downtown & Penn Quarter

Busboys & Poets

Busboys & Poets is a local minichain of cool cafes. Each has a multicultural, opinionated, creative vibe, along with a lengthy menu of well-priced sandwiches, Southern dishes, coffee, beer and other cafe bites, …
Bakery in Georgetown

Georgetown Cupcake

Here’s what’s going to happen: you’ll be walking down M St and will see a gigantic line spilling out of a small shop: moms with kids, preppy students and ladies-who-lunch types. Shouts of ‘They have salted caramel!'…
Bakery in Capitol Hill & South DC

Pretzel Bakery

Who doesn't adore soft pretzels warm from the oven? Get a mustard or gooey cheese dip to enhance the experience, along with coffee, beer or basil lemonade. This little spot is a neighborhood favorite, especially in …
Cafe in Adams Morgan

Tryst

The couches, armchairs and bookshelves, and the light flooding through streetside windows, lure patrons so faithful they probably should pay rent at Tryst. They crowd in for the coffee, stellar omelet and waffle bre…
Bakery in Georgetown

Pie Sisters

The neighbors can't help but stop in to see what the Pie Sisters have cooling on the rack. Chocolate cream and jumbleberry tempt among the sweet wares, while chicken pot pie and pork barbecue pie waft savory goodnes…