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Metro 29 Once small time Mom

’n’ Pop diner, Metro 29 became an overnight sensation when it was featured on Guy Fieri’s Food Network show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives in 2010. Now families come from far and wide to indulge in this New York style diner which serves breakfast ’round the clock. Enjoy made-from-scratch fluffy pancakes and waffles anytime—or the thick and eggy French toast made with house-made challah. 4711 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA

Sweetleaf

Cafe

is a homegrown local favorite known for fresh salads and sandwiches. Food Made with Love They also offer delicious breakfast options with your coffee including the Morning Glory with allnatural egg, cheddar cheese on multi-grain house-made bread with your choice of bacon or sausage. Looking for something lighter? Try one of their smoothies, shakes or muffins made in-house. Sweet leaf uses local growers, farmers, ranchers and producers whenever possible. Two Tysons Corner area locations: McLean: 1359 Chain Bridge Rd / Vienna: 262 Maple Ave.

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Founding Farmers

offers classic farm-inspired dishes made from scratch with sustainably farmed products and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Sip on a coffee or espresso, try one of their coldpressed juice blends, or even a breakfast cocktail while you’re devouring the best stuffed French toast or farmhouse waffles you’ve

ever had. How about some made-to-order Beignets with raspberry coulis or chocolate? On the lighter side, try their Drag Through the Garden with scrambled egg whites and seasonal vegetables. Serving breakfast Mon- Fri 7-11am; weekends 9am-2pm. In a hurry? Founding Farmer also offers grab-n-go and carry-out. The Tysons Brunch is a Farmers Market style unlimited buffet brunch for $30 per person. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays, from 9AM2PM, and most holiday Mondays. 1800 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA

The Virginian Restaurant

— Enjoy a little piece of Americana in this old-fashioned neighborhood diner known for hearty breakfasts and Southern comfort food. It’s a popular stop for families with young children who love the pancakes and biscuits with their famous sweet gravy served any time of the day. The vintage high swivel chairs and campy signs offer a fun nostalgic appeal. The Vienna Shopping Center: 169 Glyndon Street, SE Vienna, VA

McLean Family Restaurant (MFR)

— For many families, weekend breakfasts are a tradition, especially when it’s at this family-owned restaurant established in 1969. From cozy booths come peals of laughter as kids feast on their famous chocolate chip pancakes, where breakfast is served daily till 3 p.m. 1321 Chain Bridge Rd. McLean, VA

Vienna Inn — While this Vienna institution is well-known for

its chili dogs and cold brews, it’s also the place to go for a hearty home-style breakfast. The youthful placemat art on the walls and teeming trophy shelves give it a very the family-friendly vibe. The menu has something for everyone, from hot cakes, to omelets, to scrambled eggs with salami. Breakfast is served Monday through Friday: 7 - 11am and Saturday: 7am - 12pm and Sunday: 9am 12pm. 120 East Maple Ave. Vienna, VA continued on page 112

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