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12 Weekday Breakfast Spots in Arlington

When you’re on vacation, you want a hearty breakfast to fuel up for the day of adventure. Sometimes it can be a challenge to find weekday breakfast spots to satisfy your cravings, especially when brunch abounds on the weekends. We put together a list of spots that serve a hot breakfast every day of the week in Arlington.

Full-Service Breakfast

  • Busboys and Poets: A restaurant, bookstore, lounge and theater known for a literary atmosphere, Busboys and Poets in Shirlington serves an international breakfast menu all day long with everything from vegan eggs to Iraqi corned beef hash.
Busboys and Poets/@samluieats
  • Fyve Restaurant Lounge: For an upscale atmosphere, head to Fyve in The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City. Its menu is inspired by the seasons and the local products, and serves fresh juices and gourmet breakfast items like Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and Huevos Ranchero.
  • Ted’s Bulletin: The Ballston outpost of the local favorite restaurant and bakery serves delicious American breakfast items all-day long. Try the T.U.B.S. breakfast sandwich, breakfast burrito or something from the bakery like their famous pop tarts. Its sister cafe Sidekick offers quicker options like croissant sandwiches or breakfast sliders.
Ted's Bulletin/@hunterbee


  • Bob and Edith’s Diner: This cozy, popular diner has two Arlington locations making sure a fresh stack of pancakes is not too far away, 24 hours a day. The original location on Columbia Pike dishes up French toast, omelets, bacon, and country-fried steak and eggs, or you can try the same diner classics in Crystal City.
Bob and Edith's Diner/@marythekoreanfoodie
  • Metro 29 Diner Restaurant: Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, the New York-style Metro 29 has graced Langston Boulevard since 1995. Come in for an easy-going atmosphere, 18 different kinds of pastries (made in their onsite bakery), renowned challah bread French toast and massive menu.
  • Silver Diner: With a focus on fresh and local food, Silver Diner in Clarendon is a popular spot for breakfast. Served all day, every day breakfast items include fried chicken and waffles, avocado toast and quinoa coconut pancakes.


  • Bayou Bakery: Channeling New Orleans, this Courthouse cafe serves up a delicious dose of the Big Easy with beignets, breakfast biscuits, fresh baked goods and a full coffee menu. Try the made-to-order beignets and Iced NOLA drink with chicory coffee and half and half.
  • Best Buns: This pint-sized bakery in the Shirlington neighborhood is buzzing in the morning with locals snatching up their famous bread, breakfast sandwiches and aromatic pastries.
  • Brooklyn Bagel Bakery: For a taste of New York, head to Courthouse for fresh-baked bagels. This casual cafe serves fresh coffee, bagels in dozens of flavors (like French Toast and Jalapeno Cheddar) and a variety breakfast sandwiches with NY staples like lox and white fish, and bacon, egg and cheese.
  • Detour Coffee Co.: This fairly new cafe in Virginia Square is quickly becoming known for its coffee (think nitro cold brews and beautiful lattes), but it is also a favorite spot to grab breakfast sandwiches with interesting fillings like fried bananas and queso fresco.
Detour Coffee Co./@brunchgod
  • Oby Lee: A hidden gem in Clarendon, Oby Lee is known for its friendly service and tasty breakfast crepes that you can get all day long. They also have a variety coffee and teas, and wine-tasting events.
  • Northside Social: This popular Clarendon cafe serves up gourmet coffee, fresh-baked pastries (everything from scones and muffins to pop-tarts and croissants) and breakfast sandwiches all day long.

Author: Talia Salem