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Cherry blossom season is in full swing, which means the entirety of the District is getting into the seasonal spirit. Celebrate spring in the most quintessentially D.C. way possible – with brunch! Here are five brunch spots to stop by this weekend that are not too far from the National Mall, so you can enjoy brunch and the blossoms all in one shot.


Ambar is just a few minute walk away from the National Mall, which means you can work off your delicious brunch while taking in the cherry blossoms. Head over to the Capitol Hill favorite, order a cherry mimosa (to keep up with the cherry blossom theme) and munch on a sweet dish like the strawberry waffle (served with whipped cream and nutella). I really can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend.


When you think of cherry blossom season in D.C., French food may be the last thing that comes to mind. But don’t write it off just yet. Montmartre is another Capitol Hill favorite and is walking distance away from the National Mall. Indulge in French classics like a croque madame (smoked ham, a fried egg, mustard, and béchamel) and crepes before strolling over to catch a glimpse of those flowers everyone is so excited about.

Station 4

Brioche French toast, a Mardi Gras omelet, and huevos rancheros are just a few of the brunch dishes you can order at Station 4. A short walk away from the National Mall, burn off all those calories you ate at brunch while taking in the sights of the cherry blossoms.


Or you can kick your weekend off by indulging in bottomless brunch and enjoying cherry blossom season. Head over to Barrel before taking a short walk over to see the blossoms. Drink bottomless mimosas, order some fried chicken (served with smoked sausage gravy, berry jam, and a biscuit), and celebrate the blossoms.


Before heading over to see the cherry blossoms, go indulge in the newly debuted brunch menu at Proof. The Penn Quarter restaurant just launched its first ever brunch menu this month with sweet items like brioche cinnamon rolls (stuffed with bacon and caramel, yum), savory duck and Foie gras waffles, biscuits and gravy, and more.