Next to Mother’s Day, I think Easter has to be the most popular holiday for brunching. The weather is nice, family is visiting from out of town, and everyone is ready to get out of the house after a cold winter…so why not celebrate over a delicious late-morning meal with your loved ones? If your brunch plans are keeping you on the Hill, I’ve got you covered right here. And if you’re looking for some guidance of where to make reservations off the Hill, check out my recommendations on brunch and the city. Washingtonian and Metro Mix DC also have good Easter Brunch Guides that are worth checking out if you want to head to some other parts of the city. Just remember to make reservations in advance!
If you plan to stay on the Hill and you want to go with something a little more upscale, I would recommend Montmartre or Belga Cafe, both of which have amazing brunch menus. Matchbox is also a good bet, and they are generally pretty kid-friendly. I have not tried the brunch menus at Art and Soul or Zest Bistro yet, but have heard good things about both. A few more options along 8th Street, SE include Cafe 8, Banana Cafe, and Starfish Cafe. I have not tried any of their brunch menus but they are good to remember if the wait everywhere else is too long.
If you are looking for places near the H Street Corridor, your options are a bit more low-key, but still fun and good for a party with children. The Argonaut serves a good brunch and offers a bottomless mimosa deal, as well as a Bloody Mary bar. Sticky Rice has a very creative brunch menu and is also a good kid-friendly option. I haven’t tried brunch at The Pug yet, but think that would be a fun place to go if you’re spending the morning with a group of friends who are looking for something a little more casual.
Not looking for a fancy Easter brunch celebration, or looking to just avoid the crowds? Head over to Jimmy T’s (my personal favorite greasy spoon on the Hill), Pete’s Cafe, Le Bon Cafe, or Capital City Diner.