Breakfast counts. And the restaurants listed below can provide you with a good one -- to go or eat in. Price ranges and specialties are noted.
AE (American Express), DC (Diners Club), CB (Carte Blanche), MC (MasterCard), V (Visa) and C (Choice). "Free parking" indicates the establishment has a parking lot; otherwise expect street and commercial parking. "Seating" indicates patrons can eat in as well as take out food.
The Bagel Place Restaurant, 865D Rockville Pike, Wintergreen Plaza, Rockville. 340-6232. Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Cash and personal checks only. Free parking. Carryout and seating. Price range: Adults and children, $1.29 to $2.75. Specialties: Breakfast sandwich specials starting at $1.29, with coffee or tea, until 11 a.m. daily; muffins and Belgian waffles.
Breads Unlimited, 6914 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. 656-2340. Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Cash, personal checks for $5 minimum, and travelers' checks. Carryout only. Price range: 50 cents to $1.25 for small breakfast items. Breads, sold by the pound or loaf, are 90 cents to $6. Specialties: pecan crescents, rugulah (apricot jam filling, cream cheese, cinnamon and nuts rolled in a spiced cookie dough and baked).
International House of Pancakes, 7405 New Hampshire Ave., Hyattsville, 434-8204; 925 Washington Blvd., Laurel, 490-8146; 4400 St. Barnabas Rd., Marlow Heights, 423-4545; 5603 Kenilworth Ave., Riverdale, 779-0088; 2526 University Blvd. West, Wheaton, 942-2323.
Open 24 hours a day at all locations listed. Cards: MC, V and travelers' checks at the Laurel branch only. Cash and traveler's checks only at the others. Free parking. Carryout and seating. Price range: Adults' entrees $1.99 to $6, children's entrees 99 cents to $2.75. Specialties: steak and eggs, hash browns, and pancakes for $5.99. Children may eat free from 4 to 9 p.m. all week in the Laurel branch. Seventeen varieties of pancakes, crepes, omelettes, eggs benedict, London broil with eggs. At the Riverdale branch, $1.99 for cinnamon raisin pancakes and egg with sausage or bacon.
Jean-Jacques Bakery, 1065 Seven Locks Rd., Rockville. 762-8770. Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. Cash and travelers' checks only. Carryout only. Price range: 60 cents to $20. Specialties: plain and a variety of filled croissants, bread, pastries and cakes.
Tanglewoods Food and Gathering Place, 701 Russell Ave., (in the Lake Forest Mall), Gaithersburg, 258-2662, and 11301 Rockville Pike (in the White Flint Mall), Kensington, 231-8011. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. for Sunday brunch. Cards: AE, DC, CB, MC, V and travelers' checks. Free parking. Seating only. Price range: $3.95 to $5.95 for adult entrees. Children "pay what they weigh" at 1 cent per pound of child on Sunday only. Specialties: create-your-own omelettes with a choice of more than 20 ingredients; croissants baked on the premises; your choice of omelette, quiche or french toast with a "fruit smoothie" (fruit shakes called orange blossom, pineapple jubilee or tropical vision) and coffee or tea for $5.95, and puff pastry stuffed with ham, turkey and swiss cheese for $5.50.
Tastee Diner, 8516 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 589-8171. Hours: 24 hours a day. Cash and travelers' checks only. Free parking. Carryout and seating. Price range: 60 cents to $2.75. No children's menu. Specialties: The "Tastee Special" of two eggs, rib-eye steak, home fries, toast and coffee for $3.85, as well as hash browns, scrapple and danish pastry.
Tastee Diner of Bethesda, 7731 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 652-3970. Hours: 24 hours a day. Cash and travelers' checks only. Street and commercial parking during weekdays. Free parking in public lots on weekends. Carryout and seating. Price range: $1.45 for a weekday special to $4.95 for a steak and egg special. Kiddie special of one hotcake, egg and bacon for $1.35 for children under 12. Specialties: steak and eggs with coffee for $4.95, cream chipped beef, six varieties of omelettes, french toast, eggs any style and waffles.