Like Washington, D.C.'s layout and architecture, this upscale cafeteria takes a cue from Europe. The cosmopolitan menu echoes the best of the eclectic café scene worldwide; omelets range from a garlicky green asparagus-and-feta to Norwegian lox, and lunch ups the ante with a Korean-Mexican kimchi quesadilla and south Indian cauliflower salad. Lines here can look oppressive at midday, as government workers come flocking for falafel and fresh-cut fries, but stick around
and you'll be rewarded with a midday meal that's smarter, and often more affordable, than the chain spots. A sister location, recently opened six blocks to the northwest, offers the same stellar menu.