Can’t-Miss Columbia Heights Brunches
Washington, D.C.’s Columbia Heights neighborhood houses plenty of stylish bars, cafés, bakeries, and restaurants featuring all sorts of cuisines from around the world. The great thing about the area is that there’s always a little something for everyone and every mood, making it a great place to go for a meal alone or with a group of friends — especially a brunch.
This Greek-inspired eatery offers a menu filled with breads, spreads, vegetables, small plates, and more cooked in a large stone oven and on two wood-fired grills with rotating spits. Kapnos offers bottomless brunch every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., including its signature bottomless mimosas as well as extensive beverage options.
2. Local 16
Offering a $27 bottomless brunch, which includes one entrée or pizza and bottomless mimosas, Local 16 was “first known for its expansive roof deck” which was previously unrivaled. It is now known for its happy hour and is a great place to go for waffles, French toast, eggs benedict, burgers, smoked salmon and bacon sandwiches, eggs with chorizo, and several types of pizza or Afghan-style entrees. The latter are inspired by the owner’s family heritage and cooked to reflect tradition.
With its Italian-influenced, wine-focused menu, Maple is home to buy-one-get-one-free mimosas at its Brunch at the Bar on Saturdays and Sundays. Its brunch offerings include eggs, smoked salmon, pork belly, antipasti, baccala potato cakes, French toast, and breakfast paninis, among other food offerings, as well as coffee and espresso drinks, cocktails, and more.
4. Mintwood Place
Located in the heart of Columbia Heights, this restaurant is open for Saturday and Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mintwood Place’s brunch menu features flammekueche options with smoked salmon or bacon and chopped eggs, several versions of eggs benedict, seasonal vegetable succotash with eggs, bacon cheeseburgers, Basque-style pork hash, vegetable frittatas, French toast, steak and poached eggs, beef tartare, fresh fruit, and plenty of other special treats.
This Shaw rooftop beer garden and American restaurant is proud to be “a place for friends,” offering 24 craft beers, 70 whiskeys and bourbons, and a charming atmosphere that’s different from other D.C. and Columbia Heights restaurants. Its bottomless brunch can be consumed indoors or outside on the rooftop seating area, and its menu includes mimosas, avocado toast, French toast, brisket hash, and breakfast sandwiches in addition to several varieties of house sangria, cocktails, beer, and more.
6. The Coupe
Well-known as Columbia Heights’ “every day, anytime neighborhood gathering place serving up unpretentiously refined food, drink, and atmosphere,” The Coupe is a great place to go for items handcrafted to suit the local community. Its brunch menu features chorizo hash, Bullfrog bagels with Chesapeake Smokehouse salmon, pancakes, scrambles, croques, omelets, coconut French toast, chia pudding, soups, salads, granola, yogurt, and much more.