Inspired by and in celebration of the Landmark Music Festival (our way of luring Drake to D.C.) we’ve come up with a weekend brunch guide for places to eat that are conveniently located by the Mall. The Pope madness will have ended by then so you can come out of hiding.
If you’re having Leslie Knope-esque daydreams about waffles look no further than Lincoln’s Waffle Shop. According to our DC Breakfast Guide, you shouldn’t “waste your time with the chicken and waffles offered anywhere else in DC, because Lincoln’s is one of the only places that always does it right. As if those aren’t perfect enough, their banana pancakes are equally as decadent.”
We know that you know Founding Farmers. We also know that you probably love it as much as every other D.C. resident or visitor. Bonus: if you’re with a big group of people (or not, no judgement here) there are share plates of beignets and peanut butter banana toast that serve up to 3 people.
What’s great about Ted’s Bulletin (other than its food) is that it serves brunch all day and night. So even if you leave your house at 2 p.m. you’re still entitled to getting your fair share of brunch for the weekend. Equal opportunity for all. If you have a sweet tooth that needs satisfying they have Cinnamon Rolls As Big As Ya Head (their words) and homemade pop tarts.
The Partisan’s brunch menu includes everything from Tigelle Pancakes and Steak Frites, to an Heirloom Tomato Salad and Ham Steak. Its interior vibes make The Partisan more of a sophisticated brunch spot, but the food isn’t pretentious so don’t worry about that. You can take a look at our Taste Test and First Look to learn more about The Partisan’s non-brunch meals.
The name makes it just sound like it’s going to be good, right? With a combination of classics and fancy-ish takes on classics, the brunch menu at Art and Soul will satisfy a diverse group of taste buds (in this case taste buds = your friends). Banana Waffles, Lemon Pancakes, Shrimp and Crawfish Étoufée, and a Six Cheese Grilled Cheese – try one or try them all, it’s up to you.