Breakfast toaster pastries and sandwiches at Ted's Bulletin on Capitol Hill

Ted's Bulletin excels at a.m. dishes

For a town famous for its power meals, Washington has a meager selection of breakfast joints.

But the Capitol Hill morning scene has improved with the opening of Ted's Bulletin. This Barracks Row diner–outfitted in retro building materials salvaged from the old Philadelphia Convention Center–greets the day with hearty breakfast dishes, including one treat that will make you feel like a kid again.

Bakers arrive at 4 a.m. to prepare trays of Pop Tart-like toaster pastries ($3), which are filled with strawberry jam and topped with frosting and sprinkles. The kitchen also bakes bagels ($3) and biscuits ($4), served with gravy.

The menu includes the requisite egg, bacon, sausage and hash-brown combos, served with toast or folded into rich breakfast sandwiches. Remedy a rough morning with the spicy Walk of Shame breakfast burrito ($10); juicy sirloin, scrambled eggs, hash browns and Cheddar cheese packed into a flour tortilla and topped with green chile sauce and avocado.

Breakfast is currently available until 11 a.m., but the restaurant plans to offer it all day in the coming weeks.

Ted's Bulletin, 505 8th St. SE, at E St.; 202-544-8337 or tedsbulletin.com