History

The Breadline was founded in 1997 by the pioneering baker, Mark Furstenberg, often credited with introducing great artisan bread to Washington DC.

Located only one block from the White House, Breadline is still a DC lunch staple for over 20 years now. Everything we serve you is as fresh as possible! We specialize in baking our own pastries, bagels and breads daily (sometimes hourly) in our own open-space. Come by and see us mixing dough or pulling freshly-baked baguettes from the oven…it’s certainly a site rarely seen these days!