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Sure, you may have to sit through a four-hour service, and yeah, you’ll stand up most of the time, and yeah, unless you speak Ge’ez you won’t understand a word of what’s being said, but all of that will just help you to work up a powerful hunger for the delectable buffet that awaits you in the basement. With traditional lentil dishes, injera bread, tea, and some truly ambrosial scrambled eggs, the post-service Ehtiopian brunch at Debre Hail Kedus Gabriel is—hands down—the finest Christian buffet in the District. Four hours? It would probably take you that long to get a table at the Diner anyway.