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Capitol Hill--Greasy Spoon Breakfast Spots?

jfw | Aug 7, 2009 07:48 AM

We've been taking out car to a mechanic on Capitol Hill for many years. We always bring the car in Saturday mornings and try to grab some breakfast while they perform repairs. In the past, we went to Bread and Chocolate and most recently tried Le Pain Quotidien. Those places are wholly unsatisfying (and stupidly expensive) for the type of breakfast we like. We like the kinda spots that have cheap breakfast and include packaged deals...think 'Breakfast #1: two eggs any style, choice of meat, homefries or grits, toast, and coffee' for $5.95. No mimosas, no $16 frittatas, no soft-shelled crab benedict, etc. Gimme some corned beef hash, some fried eggs, and some buttery grits.

I searched the board and came up with nuthin'. I know there's the Market Lunch joint in Eastern Market, but that's a hassle...all the interns and general crowds and hurried service and inability to linger. Blech. We want a place where we can have a second cup of coffee and linger over the paper and not feel like we're being watched over.

Anything like this exist? Jimmy T.'s?

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