Saison Market’s fried chicken biscuit is served with Fresno chili butter. (Holley Simmons/Express)

Located just a tad over 100 miles from D.C., Virginia’s capital city is bursting with fine eats, including these good morning-makers.

Saison Market
23 W. Marshall St.
The secret to the soft-yet-crunchy fried chicken cutlet is a double-dredge process, says the cafe’s beverage director, James Kohler. It’s served on a freshly made biscuit alongside butter mixed with house-made Fresno chili hot sauce and extra sauce on the side.

Sub Rosa
620 N. 25th St.
This wood-fired bakery is the stuff of carb lovers’ dreams. It mills its own grains, which are the foundation of crusty breads and croissants that are so flaky, they almost fall apart before making it to your mouth. Coffee and quiches round out the offerings.


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