As a Capitol Hill institution, Glo's Cafe has it all: a tiny interior, long lines outside, scratch kitchen, warm staff, stupendous eggs Benedict, quick turnover, and breakfast all the time.
Some impatient diners might look at the situation and conclude that a larger space would help ease the congestion, but that kind of expansion can interfere with timeworn rhythms and actually set a business back.
Instead, years ago, Glo's unveiled late-night hours, soothing revelers' hunger pangs from midnight on Friday til 4 p.m. on Saturday, and again from midnight Saturday to 4 p.m. Sunday. There are still lines, but at least the diner goodness is spread out.
In the photos above, take a look at the scene at Glo's on Saturday at 11 a.m., when the throngs are out in full force. Don't want to wait your turn? Call ahead to put your name on the list or order something to go.
Open Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 a.m. to 4 p.m.