Founding Farmers gets a lot of hype. It’s located on GW’s campus, so it’s the place to take your parents when they’re in town. It’s also only three blocks away from the White House. The people in suits from the IMF and World Bank next door frequent Founding Farmers for breakfast and happy hour. I’ve been here for dinner once and I really wasn’t blown away, probably because I had very high expectations and my fish and chips weren’t anything special. Their morning-time offerings, however, are great! Read on for an honest review of Founding Farmers’ brunch fare.
Whenever I go out for breakfast or brunch, I always have the same dilemma: should I get something savory or sweet? Sweet wins most of the time.
I’ve gotten breakfast at Founding Farmers three times, and every time I’ve gotten the Bananas Foster French Toast ($10 – pictured above) because it’s so good! What you get is three pieces of French toast stuffed with a custard filling, topped with caramelized bananas and served on a puddle of caramel. This dish is so decadent that it’s hard to believe that it’s an entree and not a dessert. My friend said it tasted like Boston creme doughnuts because it’s essentially fried dough with that type of filling. Yum.
The sweet breakfast items at Founding Farmers are relatively cheap for DC and this specific restaurant.They range from $7-$10 and offer highlights such as Iron-Pressed Farmhouse Waffles with fresh strawberries and whipped cream and Red Velvet Buttermilk Pancakes.
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1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (Foggy Bottom)
Washington, D.C. 20006