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Highlands Cafe & Grill

4706 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20011-4315
+1 202-829-6200
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“french toast” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
4706 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20011-4315
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Great breakfast (try the Juanita’s breakfast for a terrific authentic flavor), great coffee, authentic neighborhood feel, cool music, great vibe, and good prices. You just can’t find a better breakfast in DC.

1  Thank Tanksmon
Reviewed 28 January 2018

This little hidden gem on 14th Street is one of the best places to experience soul food. The menu is small but the variety is outstanding from chicken and waffles for breakfast to sandwiches, salads, and great southern gumbo and shrimp and grits. Staff is...More

Thank Betty S
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Small and laid back defines Highlands. The food is excellent, staff attentive, and service is unreal quick(by the time you order and sit food is on the way). All entrees around $10-12. Nice murals on walls to muse at, good music, and alcohol.

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 6 July 2017

A local recommended this place to me as a perfect place for coffee and/or brunch and I could not have been happier. The food was delicious, the blended/iced coffee refreshing on a hot day and the vibe welcoming: a great mix of cool, neighborhood warmth....More

Thank G3inLondon
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Staying with family close by, stopped in for breakfast before hopping on the bus to explore the city. I got French Toast, eggs and bacon my son Waffles, eggs and bacon. Both very good. Coffee was not good though.

Thank mom2pg
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome! A nice neighborhood spot with amazing food and atmosphere! I had the chicken and waffles, which were delicious.... I definitely will be going back!

Thank Tiaat
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and food. Neighborhood establishment with great prices. Salmon and pork chop entrées were fantastic.

Thank VBTravel
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Highlands was recommended for brunch by my daughter after my grandson's football game . We visited last Sat Sept 15th and what a pleasant surprise! Quaint, clean, Cozy with reasonable prices. I loved the mural and friendly ambience. I had the polenta with eggs and...More

1  Thank Nurs09
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Looking for a place for breakfast/brunch and read some reviews about Highlands Cafe so checked it out on a week day morning. There were five of us. The place is not large. There was outdoor seating but it was way too hot. There were no...More

Thank Carol119
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Have been here for breakfast and lunch multiple times. I have never had a bad meal, and the folks who work there/own the place are always pleasant. No surprise that this place has lasted and has a loyal following. A neighborhood gem.

Thank JPerkins66
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10 June 2016|
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Response from Prawet J | Reviewed this property |
I went at night and no table outside then. I know they have a few tables on the side walk. As a rule of thumb, I saw people with dogs on the side walk seating in other places. If you have to tie the dog at a post, the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4706 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20011-4315
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-829-6200
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