Breakfast is done right at Extra Perks


A Special Advertising Feature of the Alexandria Times

Hospitals, universities, school systems and professionals agree with the adage, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” So it is little wonder that Alexandria’s Extra Perks Coffee Shop and Cafe, a breakfast treasure, is always bustling as it provides breakfast, brunch and lunch seven days a week.

Many argue that Perks, located at 822 N. Fairfax St., has the most outstanding breakfast in the D.C. area, particularly its British breakfast menu. Others maintain that the cafe’s pancakes are the best around.

Not only is the food fabulous, but the atmosphere is cheery and upbeat. The breakfast, lunch and brunch menus are extensive and items are reasonably priced.

It is little wonder that diners line up to order a myriad of mouthwatering items on the menu. The three egg omelet and the blueberry, chocolate chip or regular pancakes are all light, fluffy and tasty. Similarly, the hash browns are light and not greasy, and the toast is cooked just right.

The British breakfast with eggs, bangers, applewood smoked bacon, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and toast, is a menu selection that is so scrumptious everyone should try it. Others recommend ordering the American breakfast with eggs, toast and bacon. Perks also offers great choices for vegetarians and vegans.

Lunch is a treat at Extra Perks Coffee Shop and Cafe. Sandwiches are served on ciabatta bread that is light and not too dense and bready.

The gourmet tuna sandwich with jalapeno, red onion and cilantro has been a best seller since it was introduced. Other unique offerings include the grilled eggplant, the baked salmon, the smoked salmon, and the roasted chicken. More traditional sandwiches like the BLT, ham and cheese and bacon are also a hit.

Not everyone is looking for a sandwich at midday, and Perks again comes through with its fish and chips, open-faced omelet, shepherd’s pie, beef stout casserole and bangers and mash, among other dishes.

On the weekends, the Perks brunch is unbelievably tasty and well worth the wait. The lattes, coffee and mimosas provide a nice compliment to the terrific food from the breakfast menu and such brunch-only selections like steak and eggs, fish and eggs, oatmeal wheatgerm pancakes, and beef hash.

This is one place everyone must try for breakfast, brunch or an enjoyable lunch. First-time diners will finish their meal thinking that Extra Perks lives up to the hype. Bring the family, come with a friend or visit alone. Perks prides itself on making sure everyone feels welcome and loves their meal.

For more information, go to or call 703-706-5886 for carry out. Perks is located at 822 N. Fairfax St. and is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday

A Special Advertising Feature of the Alexandria Times