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The Lowdown on Two New Bakeries

50f1c8e0c511a160997869af327967b4b3525d788 PhotosDog Tag Bakery and RareSweets
You could probably sustain yourself on layer cake alone. Okay, maybe not. But layer cake and breakfast sandwiches. Definitely. Here then, a primer on two new bakeries—Dog Tag Bakery (left), now open in Georgetown, and RareSweets, opening Monday at CityCenterDC.

The Environs
Dog Tag Bakery: A two-story, modern farmhouse-y kind of place on a side street. There are comfortable red chairs and plenty of tables for lingering. Above you: a chandelier made from 3,456 dangling dog tags. (Here, take a look.)
RareSweets: Some marble here, some lights made from cake stands there. Not many tables, though.

The Breakfast
Dog Tag Bakery: They’ve got private-label coffee, plus everything bagels, mini banana breads and prosciutto-cheese croissants.
RareSweets: The coffee is La Colombe. The eggs are baked directly into brioche rolls—something they call Egg in a Basket.

The Not Breakfast
Dog Tag Bakery: A full lunch is possible—soup, curried-chicken sandwiches, the works. You can also grab a loaf of pesto ciabatta bread and some rugelach to take home.
RareSweets: It’s all about the sweets. Brown butter blondies, oatmeal cookies. But your play is a slice of cake paired with a scoop of housemade ice cream like eggnog.

Always eggnog.

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