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Bread & Chocolate

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5542 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington DC, DC 20015
+1 202-966-7413
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun 07:00 - 18:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Jackson, Miss.
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443 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This delightful bakery and restaurant was less than a block away from my hotel during a recent business trip to DC. Hungry for breakfast on the morning I arrived, I settled into an al fresco table, ordered the brunch (an entree, plus pastries, plus coffee and juice), and prepared myself for culinary happiness. The food didn't disappoint. A lovely spinach... More 

Thank bradshawgirl
Arlington, Virginia
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121 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Well okay, maybe the ambiance would've gotten 4 stars if we'd sat outside, but it was too chilly. What I really don't understand is how others' experience of the service and food could have been so different from ours. The food, especially, was really, really good. We both had the spinach and chevre omelettes, and they were delicious (among the... More 

Thank SB1123
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We've been going to Bread and Chocolate for 35 years and, though we now live in North Carolina, we still enjoy breakfast there when we're in town. Maybe it's because we've enjoyed the same staff all these or I have my favorite birchermuesli every time I'm there or the fact that we've had hundreds of jolly breakfast with family and... More 

Thank tanaboerger
Ottawa, Canada
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I visited this outfit twice in October. Service was iffy on both occasions with either princess waitstaff types or just not particularly interested in working there. I mean, if I want rude and condescending attitude I can get plenty of that at places whose food is actually worth it and where at least my requests are taken seriously. It could... More 

1 Thank windfootsteps
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The restaurant refused to do substitutes (not even for an up charge). The potato latkes tasted terrible. Service was not good, had to remind the waitress serval times to bring me what I had ordered. And the food quality was not good. Will not be going back.

1 Thank Dec2501
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We had and excellent breakfast here. The espresso was wonderful. The kids really enjoyed the French toast and the adults sa ores the omelettes. It was too early for dessert, but the ones in the cases looked great. The style was very modern and the service was excellent.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We went for lunch, the Spinach and goat cheese quiche was very good so was the egg benedict. We went back for breakfast the next morning, had brioche, just like in France, the croissant was ok, the mousseline was very nice and not too sweet. Coffee is not so good, kind of tasteless The staff is very sweet and makes... More 

Thank Nathalie S
Silver Spring, Maryland
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973 reviews
622 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Bread & Chocolate has been around since the 70's, and it hasn't changed all that much: same pastries, similar but modernized mix of breakfast dishes, salads, & soups; same pleasant mural in the back corner; same steep flight of steps down to the bathrooms; same mystery as to where the kitchen is (the waitresses must get a real workout going... More 

Thank jaseaton
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I saw many folks sitting enjoying a relaxing meal outdoor in front of the restaurant so I decided to take a break and have lunch. I ordered the salmon salad and the chocolate diamond for dessert. The salmon was excellent and the dressing was wonderful. The dessert was fresh and pretty good although a little dry for my taste. The... More 

Thank Victorialeight
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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222 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 684 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We had a family brunch. The service was slow but ok when it is a nice day to sit outdoor talking. The staff were quite busy so it took a few reminders to get refills on coffee and water. But they were friendly. The food is unremarkable. The omelettes pretty standard. I had pear, cheese, and bacon on bread. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5542 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington DC, DC 20015
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-966-7413

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?