Brunch culture is alive and well in DC, but ambitious new restaurants are giving Washingtonians another reason to get out of bed in the morning: breakfast. Skip the yogurt for something way more interesting—some of the city’s best chefs are dishing up Asian congee, breakfast tacos, and a full steakhouse menu of meats and eggs. 

Nonfiction Coffee at Isabella Eatery

1749 International Drive, Tysons

Restaurateur Mike Isabella’s massive new food hall inside Tysons Galleria serves a wide variety of cuisines (Greek! Sushi!) at all hours. Customers can start the day at his coffee shop. In addition to pour-over brews, fresh pastries, and quiches, look for unusual finds like nutrient-rich keto coffee spiked with butter and coconut oil. (Health nuts love it.) And on the opposite end of the spectrum, there are morning cocktails like a fancy white Russian with vodka, coconut milk, and cold brew. Monday through Saturday, 7 AM to 8 PM; Sunday 7 AM to 6 PM.

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