What are the best places for breakfast in Washington D.C.?

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Mary Beth Albright

Kafe Leopold in Georgetown is a hidden gem down Cady's Alley, a hot spot for designers like Italy's exclusive Pedini Kitchens. With outdoor seating and a lovely small fountain, Leopold's ambiance is rivaled only by its coffee, an exclusive Viennese blend, and its tiny exquisite pastries. Lined up in a massive glass display cabinet like a jewelry store (and almost as beautiful), choose from fruit tarts or teensy muffins. For heartier appetites, eggs, ham and fresh bread are available.

Newly opened, GBD in Dupont Circle serves hot and fresh doughnuts on the go, to rival those at the sit-down Tabard Inn restaurant. The Corcoran Gallery of Art hosts a raucous Gospel Brunch every Sunday (call early for reservations).

McLean Robbins

Washington, D.C. may be a city known for power lunch, but they are also a frontrunner when it comes to the power breakfast.

To see the city's movers and shakers, visit Seasons at the Four Seasons in Georgetown, which underwent a $1 million renovation last year. Political types, media personalities, celebrities and royalty alike dine on fritattas, french toast, and traditional egg dishes during the week, or visit the fantastic weekend brunch.

Another hot spot is the tony Blue Duck Tavern in the Park Hyatt. We can't get enough of their short rib hash or the deilciously decadent sticky buns. Of course, a table outside on the herb-filled patio, listening to the small waterfall and people watching makes the occassion even all the more fun. 

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