Best Nice Coffee Shops In Washington Near You

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1. The Wydown Coffee Bar

371 reviews
The Wydown Coffee Bar
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 1924 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6:30AM

Telephone: (202) 507-8411

Guy: Coffee shop


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Khoi Nguyen: Great coffee spot located on a busy street. I recently stopped by on an early Sunday and the line was almost out the door. My friends and I ordered a regular coffee, espresso shot and a matcha latte. Prices are reasonable for DC and service was really quick. I’ll definitely be back for their breakfast pastries

Josephine Valois: I’ve had good experiences the first few times I’ve stopped by for breakfast, but this time was just the worst. $12 for avocado toast and it’s covered in so much oil I used 4 napkins to wipe it off. It’s completely soggy with oil. I unfortunately didn’t notice until I walked home to eat. The coffee is good, but get the breakfast sandwich instead.

Michael Meotti: Good coffee, great scones (I had the cherry almond, good amount of fruit and a bit of sugar icing on top...all to the good!) and nice location with comfortable indoor seating, some tables outside and a roll open garage style door/window in the front for nice weather.

Muniba Khan: Really great coffee, I'll definitely be back to try the smoked salmon and pastries! Service was great and quick and the place itself is really cute. I came late morning on a Monday and it wasn't too busy. I only wish that they had wifi because it would be a great place to study or work otherwise. Update: I tried the pastries and they were very good! The scones are absolutely amazing, I think I got a cranberry almond scone and I loved it. I also got the jalapeno biscuits- they were really good but I felt that the jalapeno flavor was subtle.

Oliver Wiehe: The flavor of the coffee is exquisite. The coffee is so good it needs no sugar or cream. Be sure to order a orange cranberry muffin. The sugar layer has a wonderful crunch to the warm fruit flavors inside. Atmosphere is casual urban. Wydown coffee bar is a must visit when close to U street in DC.

chparatrooper88: Wydown Coffee Bar. One word…wow.Coffee is second to none. Gluten free options. Price is the best yet.

Emir Sfaxi: I love Wydown since I don’t live far from it. However I was really disappointed that they removed the blueberry lavender scone and their pimento cheese biscuit. These two items were part of their best sellers! They also removed the croissants from the menu and never brought them back.

Jhori Lobban: Elizabeth is the best barista there! She is immensely respectful and kind and has a very nice personality. She made sure my order was correct and the latte was perfect ! Hope you guys are treating her as the asset to your establishment that she surely is.

Ravi S.: They use the lightest roast from their coffee supplier for their espresso. This results in a highly acidic, sour shot. Furthermore, milk drinks taste a bit curdled because of the extremely high acidity. If you like the espresso here, you have no sense of what good coffee is. Perplexingly, the line here is always long, indicating the sad state of coffee quality in the District.

BJONESADVENTURE: Perfect coffee. If you are fortunate enough to live close to Wydown then I'm sure it's already your go to spot. If you are passing through DC make this a stop on your list.

2. La Colombe Coffee Roasters

801 reviews
La Colombe Coffee Roasters
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 924 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: (202) 289-4850

Guy: Coffee shop


Review: "Nice airy coffee shop, with a convenient space to work."

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Joseph Mathias: Cute little coffee shop in Blagden Alley. I frequent La Colombe often, this was my first one in DC. Location is GREAT, with the wall art. On a warm summer day, you can take your coffee to go and explore the many arts in the alley. The only complaint I have is that the menu is very limited, and they have only pastries (I attribute this to the fact that there’s 2 other coffee shops in the alley, that’s probably why. But it would be nice to see them add bagels or other small bites to the menu). Something else as well (and mentioned by a few others) is that there’s No WiFi, so if you’re looking to get coffee and catch up on work, this is not the best place. Staff was nice!

Tarek Ghaly: By far the best coffee in DC! I have tried several coffee places around Washington but I would rate this as the best of them all...staff are very friendly and welcoming. The place is cozy and in a quiet area behind Marriott courtyard..tried the biscotti and cannele from their bakeries and they weren't as good as expected.. restrooms are clean and tidy.. I would definitely visit again.

Phil Armstrong: Popped in here for a cup and a pastry, and enjoyed both very much. The pastry was a delicious blueberry scone with a vanilla icing drizzle on top. The medium roast drip was excellent. I like its location in the neat little alley, too.

Josh Roberts: You can't beat the charming location of this coffee shop. I've been working nearby at the convention center and various area hotels for a while but I didn't know about this hidden gem called "Blagden Alley." With its colorful murals and wide cobblestone streets, it's such a gift to DC. It's like if Old Town Alexandria had an artsier vibe. Anyway, back to La Colombe. I had a cappuccino here and found it to have a light, frothy texture and a robust flavor. After being outside in what felt like 20 degree weather, this was a much needed respite.

Joan Melendez: I love this space! I 💜this coffee company. I have my places in DC and NYC that I do frequent. I just am wishing and saying a little prayer... that La Colombe would look at National Harbor when they are needing their next spot!

Aaron Peters: Great selection of single source coffees - it's unclear if they come from a single farm or just a single region. Super friendly staff, and they have oat milk chai on tap.

Jorge Zurita-Coronado: Great location with friendly staff. Great selection of pastries as well. Inside seating is a little limited because of the pandemic. Great place to do some reading or get some work done.

Charles Michael: The place does get busy because it is amazing. The staff is friendly and the location has fantastic coffee. I was able to get a lot of work done. The place does get busy because it is amazing.coffee my favorite, tried their hot chocolate for the first time and love it. Quality drinks, quality wifi, quality space. All around wonderful My go-to coffee shop in DC 😊 The people are wonderful, the ambiance cozy, and the drinks are DELICIOUS! Their iced chai tea latte is my favorite, tried their hot chocolate for the first time and love it. Quality drinks, quality wifi, quality space. All around wonderful

Sergio Ortiz: I absolutely love the style of this place. Small, hole-in-the-wall joint that serves excellent coffee. It's like a secret gift to the area. Danny the hostess was knowledgeable and knows her coffee! The pour-overs here are great and they feature various types of both espresso and drip coffees from dark to light! Music is enjoyable and not distracting. The style of the pottery they use is incredibly beautiful and striking. It comes from a handmade seller in Italy which gives it an authentic feel to touch. Definitely coming again next time I visit DC!

Jenn Z: We just followed the crowed and it led us to this coffee place. It wasn’t disappointing at all! Very good coffee and bakeries. It resides in Blagden Valley which was interesting itself. It was an old shabby part of town now is under going transforming to a better place. The colorful murals lighten up the valley. Parking was easy ( from what I observed) just park on the brick road.

3. Bourbon Coffee

375 reviews
Bourbon Coffee
Location
5
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4.7
Parking
4.3
Wifi quality
4.5

Address: 2101 L St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7:30AM

Telephone: (202) 525-1886

Guy: Coffee shop


Review: "Lovely little coffee shop."

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Coleman Hutchins: I want to like Bourbon Coffee but their cups constantly leak all over the place (after every sip you end up with drips of coffee on your hands). When they first opened in Tenleytown I used to frequent, but the lids never seemed sized right for the cups. I pointed this out, but they never changed them. The cups were flimsy and of lower quality than other coffee chains (lids pop off if you put a little too much pressure when you grab it). I thought it was local to the Tenleytown shop. Today I had the same issue downtown on L ST. I'm rooting for this coffee shop as I love Rwandan coffee so hopefully someone sees this and switches up their cup/lid order. Probably some finance dude looking to cut costs. You can't be cheap about what you put your product in. After 3 years how does this go unnoticed?

S G: Love the coffee here and no its not spiked coffee. Bourbon is actually a plant's name from where coffee is sourced! The coffee is deep and bold, the milk consistent and frothy. The venue is beautiful! With a clear Kenyan theme. Spacious too.

Ddheardya (Dd): meh, it was okay. Aztec chai was good but mostly tastes like spicy milk, would have preferred to taste more flavor aside from spice. Sandwich was overpriced for quality. Having been a barista for starbux and dunkin, could have seen a bit more friendliness from the Barista. Seemed like a bummer when i came in :/ Cool chalk board menu tho.

Liz González: I am visiting from the south and came across this location thanks to a friend/google recommendation. Very aesthetically pleasing spot! The service was super friendly and quick, and my panini and coffee were made perfectly! Really a cozy atmosphere.

Brent Berkley: So glad I found this place while walking to the big chain coffee shop. Great coffee!

Heather: Had the virunga as a pour over and it was really good. Well described from their menu. I'd recommend this place for a coffee on the go

Will Dkn: Great decor, based on Rwandan styles, also where the coffee is sourced from. music is on point, and the ambiance is great for getting some work done or meeting friends.

Lucius Domitius Aurelianus (Augustus): Good tasting and well priced coffee. Service was slow but it seemed like they were quite understaffed and I ordered something which takes a while. Egg a cheese tasted good.

Tim Possible: Convenient location for nearby offices, medical centers, etc. Friendly staff that remembers your order to the T. And most importantly, very good light roast coffee.

Dan Edwards: Coffee with a purpose. (And that’s just how it should be…)

4. The Coffee Bar

497 reviews
The Coffee Bar
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 1201 S St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: (202) 733-1049

Guy: Coffee shop


Review: "A nice relaxing relief from overcrowding on 14th Street coffee shops."

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Muniba Khan: The coffee was pretty decent, but the service and friendliness of the staff was stellar. I got a London fog and it was delicious, but in the future I would probably ask for a shot of espresso since the flavor was really light. I will say that a lot of reviews here mentioning wifi aren't accurate anymore- it seems that they aren't offering wifi anymore due to COVID. Which I respect but wish I knew prior to stopping by.

LP: Cute space with a great dirty dirty chai and coffee selection with assorted local baked goods. There’s some great in and outdoor seating to stay a while.
Response: 🙌🙌

byron subero: A nice little coffee spot in DC. Great service and delicious blend for their house blend.

Dylan Roche: This is a great coffee shop in Shaw. Good drinks, friendly staff, decent prices, and a nice big patio out front. The only downside (and this is subjective) they do not offer wifi, which is interesting during the weekday because everyone seems to come here to work outside on the patio. But overall ten out of ten, this is a great spot to have in the neighborhood.
Response: Thank you! 🙌

Hannah Mirviss: Love supporting the local coffee shop. Drinks are great, staff is very nice. A few small outdoor tables but nothing inside. Matcha is not great and the one pastry I’ve had was nothing to write home about. But coffee, vibe, staff, location great!!
Response: 🙌 🙌

Susanna Mostaghim: Cute spot, reasonable prices. I don’t like that there’s only one bathroom as someone was in there for like 20min. While that’s not their fault could be better planned.

Laura Schlesinger: Great coffee and pastries, very friendly staff! Most of the seating is outdoors.
Response: Thank you! 🙌

Bruner Burner: Great neighborhood coffee spot.Not ideal for work requiring internet, as there is no Wi-Fi.
Response: Thanks for the review!

Rich A: Local coffee is always better than chain coffee. While the place was very busy during my visit, the staff was super friendly. Did not have some of the traditional flavors for latte but that did force me to try something new so I tried the cardamon latte; I'd recommend it for something new. Not a lot of room to sit inside and parking in the street is not the easiest thing to find. If you don't mind the parking struggle (at least on this particular Saturday morning) then you should visit.

Hillary Marshall: After brunch one Sunday my boyfriend and I didn't want to head home just yet and decided to look for a legit coffee shop near U St. We found this one on Yelp with good reviews. It did not disappoint! We love cappuccino and theirs was fantastic. Very smooth and just the right amount of foam. We will seek this shop out again when we come into the city. The atmosphere was lovely and relaxed and we sat in the big bay window right in front. It was quite busy and popular on a Sunday afternoon so be ready to stand in line and grab your seat!

5. Swing's Coffee

303 reviews
Swing's Coffee
Location
4.7
Price/Quality
4.9
Service
4.2
Parking
4.8
Wifi quality
4.7

Address: 640 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM

Telephone: (202) 652-0188

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Samantha: Had one of the best cortado in my life for less than $4 ! Their pain au chocolat is really good too! Clean and elegant interior design made the experience very delightful ☺️

Vanessa Anderson: Lovely, peaceful place for studying and getting together with friends! Smells good like coffee when you come in and the service is done with speed and grace. Thanks!

Frank Mikolajczak: It's a very straightforward no fluff coffee shop. They aren't trying to sell you "stuff". It's just their great quality roasting and classic coffee drinks. This place is good to sit for a few with a latte or just run in between meetings and get something to go.

Katherine Jones: Way better than chain coffee. And they have several coffee origins. I'm taking one back home.

Alabama OUTSIDErs: The coffee was great and the staff was very friendly! You aren't (as of late Dec 2021) encouraged to stay inside after you get your order, so we weren't able to enjoy the ambiance so much. There was a table outside, under the portico of the building it's in. So there IS a place to sit, out of the rain, if you need it.

Mike Galante: Really excellent espresso drinks. Both the cortado and flat white were excellent.

Perks Advisor: Swings in DC brews a very consistent and good cup of coffee. It’s location is just steps from the White House. You can also pick from a variety of pastries to go down with your coffee. The shop is small but there are some seats to sip away your day. Swings roasts their coffee and is knowledgeable on all things coffee. This company has been around for years and is worth a visit if you happen to find yourself in Washington and in need of some caffeine.

Paul Jarczynski: Ok coffee but the toilets... my God. Bio hazard at 10am on a Wednesday.

Arianna Vranas: Very kind staff and a delicious cold brew! I picked up a cold brew from them and walked down to the Sculpture Garden and had a lovely afternoon sipping my coffee in the sun ☀️

Bojan Divjak: First, they do not serve in porcelain cups but in cardboard ones. Secondly, the staff should be a little kinder. Third, coffee is okay, but it has some line of acidity, which I don't like.

6. Sweet Science Coffee

137 reviews
Sweet Science Coffee
Location
4.1
Price/Quality
4.6
Service
4.8
Parking
4.7
Wifi quality
4.7

Address: 35 N St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: (202) 817-3969

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Carolyn K: This is a wonderful little coffee shop and a must visit if you’re taking a coffee shop tour of DC. The parking was not great, so I had to part about 4 blocks away and walk. The shop was really cute inside and was not super crowded which was nice. The coffee and food was delicious!
Response: Carolyn, thank you for stopping by and taking the time to review, mich appreciated:)! Sandra

Hind KH: It’s quite place to get work done. I liked their new social rose cold brew. The cinnamon roll and strawberry loaf are delicious
Response: Thank you for stopping by!

Dondré: A nice coffee shop. I'm not a coffee drinker but the chai is pretty good. They have an in house blend they make from scratch. Sweet science coffee has baked goods as well as oat meals and juices. The staff is good and will answer all your questions.
Response: Thank you for stopping by and the feedback! Sandra

Liam Mullins: I previously gave this place a lower rating for what was a once-off issue with a coffee I had ordered. Since going back, I’ve had more positive experiences. Overall, this is a great place. There are some things I would like to see changed though. (1) The limit on WiFi (I think it’s two hours). In the age of remote work, they’re missing out on work from home folks. I’ve worked from Sweet Science, only for my WiFi to elapse, even though I would have happily ordered more coffee to stay put. (2) The seating isn’t the warmest. With a couch or two, some other seating options, or even just more seating, the atmosphere could be a lot warmer. That shouldn’t stop anyone though—the coffee is great!
Response: Thanks for the updated rating and feedback Liam, we appreciate it!

Samantha Melvin: My husband and I stopped for a quick coffee and breakfast. Home made pop tarts were delicious and coffee was deep and rich. We both drink black and were not disappointed.
Response: Samantha, thank you for stopping by and taking the time to review us, we appreciate it:)! Sandra

Rick Kemp: I found out about sweet science coffee in the daily coffee news. I realized I had to go and I walked over 40 minutes to get there and back. I would have walked much, much further. I have been to many coffee shops in many cities in the United States and most have pastries.This coffee shop pastries are beyond outstanding. So much so that I left with two bags of the pastries. Even if you are not a coffee drinker it's worth going simply for the pastries. They have two talented pastry chefs on-site and that makes all the difference. It is also my understanding that in the afternoon there is a different pastry offering which I have not yet had the pleasure of trying. When it comes to the coffee this is a very unique shop in that they have your typical espresso drinks but with very great coffees. In the multiple brewing area, which opens at 10:00 a.m. daily, those really interested exploring the limitless bounds of coffee flavors will be delighted with all the options. Hopefully, the photos will give you a good idea of the ever-changing coffee options and the available brewing methods. One of the very unique aspects of this coffee shop is that they determine which brew method is the best for a specific coffee and yes you should leave it to the professionals. I see this more and more at the better coffee shops where they will use the brew method that best suits the coffees flavor profile. You will have the opportunity to taste coffee flavors that you would never think are possible. Enjoy.

Ted Lai: Cortado very tasty. The vegetable quiche could have been warmed a bit longer because the inside was still very cold, but I saw potential. Scones were awesome. This place in NoMa is worth going back repeatedly.
Response: Ted, thank you so much for the feedback and taking the time to write a review! I will make sure that we increase the heating time on the Quiche. Best wishes, Sandra

monica yarur: LOVE the cortado! And the pastries are so delicious. Great place, 100% recommended!
Response: Hi Monica, thank you so much, we‘ll let our pastry chef know :)!

Zoe Weaver: This is probably one of my favorite coffee shops for working in DC! Low volume music, great pastries and drinks, wifi, outlets, and friendly service. Parking in this area is a bit crazy, but overall great experience.
Response: Zoe, thank you so much for the feedback and kind words :), we appreciate it! Sandra

Whitney Dobson: The coffee is delicious here but customer focus is off. After having two coffee drinks (~$10) over 1.5h I was set to order lunch, but realized I'd been kicked off the internet with a black out period of 5 hours. I asked the staff if there was a way to extend it and they said no. At this point there was me and one other person in the store. I had to pack up and go to Peets around the corner to order lunch and another coffee to keep working. Cool spot and good coffee, but have some procedures in place that don't make it a great place to knock out work and keep guzzling good coffee. Peets is around the corner and much more accommodating.

7. Qualia Coffee

418 reviews
Qualia Coffee
Location
4.1
Price/Quality
4.3
Service
4.7
Parking
4.6
Wifi quality
4.1

Address: 3917 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011

Schedule: Temporarily closed

Telephone: (202) 599-1325

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Mischa: This is a laid back and multi-level coffee shop with a lot to offer from good coffee to alcoholic beverages to food, etc. It is also very comfortable here and I love their decor.

Vincent Marcopoli: Outstanding quality coffee. I had a pour over that was just wonderful. The Ethiopian beans had all the fruity character I love about that origin. The blueberry muffin was a perfect compliment. The service was great - the barista was very personable and helpful while serving multiple customers! Kudos to Quality Coffee!! I'll be back!

leo v: This place brought delicious microroasted microbatch beans and coffee to Petworth years ago when the old terrible Safeway (known as Stinky) stood where the current very nice one, with a mini Starbucks stands. Qualia was instantly my favorite coffee spot in DC and 13 years later, it still is. I remember asking the owner back in the day if he was concerned about the Starbucks coming when the Safeway was being built...he said he wasn't since they couldn't compete with his beans as far as quality. He's still here and has expanded to Eckington. There are big operators like Philz that have made their way to DC, and if I happen to be there...cool, but I'll go out of my way to patronize Qualia. The owner Joel is a really nice guy, who has always acted like a member of the community, not someone just here to make a buck. Feel good about giving this neighborhood fixture your business...and get amazing coffee in return!

Scott Cornelius: Kind of confusing to get into at the moment, the coffee shop is located next door inside Commonwealth. That said, the coffee was good, and Commonwealth makes a good burrito!

Eric Noriega: Great coffee in a neighborhood joint. Because of the pandemic they kind of moved next door into a space shared with another restaurant. Still great service and still great coffee. It's important to keep in mind that they roast their own coffees , so even the pour overs are excellent . ☕😎👍

Divina Pippin: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! The breakfast we had was really good and very tasty. The espresso was even better, the best coffee in the area. I also love the decaf it was one of the best I’ve ever tasted. The barista is very good at making different toppings. The staff is very friendly. And also the strawberry topped cake is really delicious.

justabugDownUnder: Loved the coffee I had here. Reminds me of home down-under. People should come to this kind of cafes more often, rather than go to Starbucks and stuff. Local cafes should thrive rather than let the big guns take over. That’s why Starbucks never really made it in Australia except where there are tourists. Just bring your own power banks when you travel! Why four stars? The staff are very “official”.

Gold Mountain Coffee Growers: They source from ethical coffee farms and have amazingly fresh coffee, without pretense. What a wonderful DC business!

วรรณกานต์ พรมกลาง: Just stop by to get my ice brown sugars escapeso oat milk, nice services ☺️will be beck. Cool place & cool people there.

Sahra Sakha: Today I had an espresso which was very sour and tasted like acid which could be the result of under extraction (there could be several reasons for this, low water temperature, coarse grind etc..). I guess if you drink your coffee with sugar and milk, you will not notice it much but as a coffee purist who lived in South Europe for more than a decade where a perfect espresso is to be found at every corner, this was disappointing. The location is charming though, brings a nice vibe to the neighborhood and the baristas are friendly. Given this, I am happy to try again their espresso again, and hopefully have a pleasant surprise!
Response: Glad to hear you will give us another try. Espresso is hard and even the best barista can't get it right 100% of the time. If you are ever disappointed with a drink, we will be happy to remake it or replace it.

8. Coffee Nature

183 reviews
Coffee Nature
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
4.5
Parking
4.5
Wifi quality
4

Address: 4224 Fessenden St NW, Washington, DC 20016

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM

Telephone: (202) 237-8989

Guy: Coffee shop


Review: "Very nice coffee shop."

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Bryan Levi: Hands down the best espresso milk drinks in the area. Lattes, cortados, all excellent. Perfectly silky steamed milk and delicious espresso. Breakfast items are also excellent. Espresso nerds will appreciate the turquoise blue Slayer.

Kayla Hyland: A a cozy space with a good amount of seeing room. They have a decent selection of drinks and many teas on offer. I was able to set up shop with my laptop and get some work done for a while. They have food that smells good, but I didn't try any. Edit: I did go back and get a sausage egg and cheese bagel. The quality of the sausage was just ok, but over all it was worth while and I enjoyed the treat. I wish they were open on Sundays. An additional note: on a cold day the inside gets cold, too, due to the small space and the constant flow of people. So wear a sweater!

Clinton W Spence: Nice variety of breads for delicious breakfast and lunchtime sandwiches, specialty coffees and teas, a small selection of pastries—in a cozy, classic coffee shop or on a pleasant patio. Enjoy this independent shop just off WI Avenue between Tenleytown & Frienship Heights.

desbjet600kl: A great place to have a cup of coffee from Seattle roastery. They have a delicious sandwiches and pastry.

young kim: This is the cutest little coffee shop! Really cozy and welcoming atmosphere to enjoy some coffee and cookies.. their Nutella latte and matcha & red velvet cookies are the best! If I lived closer, I’d come here all the time!!

Timor El-Dardiry: We’ve been regulars for the past two years and this place just keeps getting better. Excellent sandwiches, perfect espressos, and super service. This is a true gem for the neighborhood.

Gabriel Fineman: The coffee is very good and the breakfast sandwiches (I tried most of them) are freshly made to order, a cut above anything else in the area, on excellent bread, generous in size and a good value. Has large outdoor seating area.

Joaquin Muñoz: Great menu, and super tasty espresso! And the art on the wall was super Cool! Big props to whoever had the little TV running showing the World Cup:)

Sawyer Moseley: The bulgogi beef breakfast sandwich was nothing short of incredible, friendly customer service and delicious coffee.

Wayne Clark: I really like the rearrangement of chairs and tables inside the cafe. It is now so much easier to order and wait for your drinks and food. The creama on the cappuccinos isn't quite like that of the previous owners but is getting close.

9. Grace Street Coffee Roasters

316 reviews
Grace Street Coffee Roasters
Location
4.4
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4.9
Parking
5
Wifi quality
4.3

Address: 3210 Grace St NW Ste 100, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM

Guy: Coffee shop


Review: "Nice quaint little place with a lot of options available"

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Stephen Shields: Incredibly peaceful and calming after walking the Georgetown strip. The vanilla latte was a perfect temperature and silky smooth. Interesting note… their company roast their own beans and the syrups are made fresh in-house! The latte art is a nice touch to boot! The staff is incredibly friendly! Thanks for the great experience!

Luis Mantilla: Very cute on the inside but where sometimes that means a lack luster coffee this place delivers! Coffee was very good. The people were very kind. The neighborhood/street had tons of style. Overall great experience and definitely stopping by again. Photo attached is of the coffee plus the bagel shop I went to before. Great combination.

Lilly L: Nice staff, super helpful and welcoming. The place is rather small and the seats aren't comfortable. Could be a lot more cozy. Also it is pretty expensive, $5 for a 8oz mocha (photo) with oat milk.

Fernanda Lanzagorta: The coffee is good. The only down point is that even though this coffee shop is listed in several websites as a good place to work, you should be aware that during the weekend this doesn’t apply. They also have food in case you want to seat and enjoy. Available seating outside. Staff not to friendly.

Emma Rose Wooten: Cute cafe on a quaint little side street in Georgetown. Feels very granola since it’s part of a cycling shop. It doesn’t seem like the coziest place to study or do work but definitely a good place to socialize or regroup after a lot of walking!

Kinga Szilagyi: Good coffee but it’s inside of a store so it’s super noisy, not the best for working or taking work calls It’s noisy and loud as there is something going on at all times! There aren’t enough power plugs either but the Wi-Fi is good! I read that it’s one of the best cafes and I’m kinda disappointed

Terence Tuhinanshu: Great space, fine music selection, one of the best egg and cheese sandwiches I've ever had! Ice chai was great too. Definitely coming back here 💗

David Pohly: Outstanding coffee, but also a great place for food. Loved the grilled cheese and tomato soup.

Ido Simyoni: Nicely designed coffee shop if you’re looking to work remotely some people were even taking zoom calls). I got the oat milk latte and wasn’t really a fan of the coffee roast . My friend wanted a pastry but noticed two flies around it so skipped and went to the bakery next door (dog tag bakery).

Mohammed Al-Marri: Small but cozy place, the chairs could’ve been better but everything else just compensated the experience. The staff were really kind and welcoming, helped me pick my americano beans based on my preferences. I really enjoyed the coffee as well as the avocado toast, definitely coming back again!

10. Gregorys Coffee

146 reviews
Gregorys Coffee
Location
4.1
Price/Quality
4.6
Service
4.2
Parking
4
Wifi quality
4.6

Address: 1900 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: (202) 652-1088

Guy: Coffee shop


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Scott “DC Cheetah” Suchyta: As someone who seeks out good coffee, Gregory's is a place that I will go into if I don't have the option for a shop that roasts in-house. I find the coffee more palatable than something like Starbucks and I've generally had good experiences with the staff. It's still not my favorite coffee, but it meets the the threshold that I'll have it when I desperately need coffee.
Response: Scott, thank you so much for the feedback. All of our coffee is roasted in house. Sorry to here the coffee at the 1900 L st location wasn't up to standards. I would recommend trying our Peppermint Mocha on your next visit.

Krystal Perez: Cute little coffee shop I found on my lunch break this evening , the baristas are so sweet and creative I felt at home here ... they allow inside seating and presented me with a fancy latte, with art included! Keep it up ladies, your the best !!!
Response: Thanks for the feedback Krystal! Next time you visit trying one of our cold brew options, I recommend the Flower Power.

Saray Fischer: Stopped by this afternoon for a quick pick me up, I was surprised that this cafe was open but it feels like home , great music, soft lighting, tons of plants, and the male barista served me at my table, I loved it. I felt special and will be returning when I need to get out of the office more often . I will be recommending this chain to my coworkers , family , and friends !

Monika Raj: The staff are among the nicest folks I’ve ever met and make visiting this place worth it. However, the store consistently has issues with their online ordering system…often times it’s down or underestimates how long it will take to be ready. This in no way is the fault of the staff and they do their best to work with what they have…but this is not reliant if you are hoping to grab coffee before a meeting
Response: Monika, thank you so much for the feedback and for bring this issue to our attention. We will address this right away.

Elizabeth Hung: Loved my experience and drink here! The indoor decor is so hip and cute. The menu choices all sounded amazing but I went with the matcha latte with oat milk. It was perfectly matcha-y and unsweetened (my favorite). One of the best matcha drinks I have gotten in the dc area. My friend got the chai and he said it was great as well.
Response: Awesome news Elizabeth, thanks for the feedback! Glad you enjoyed the Matcha! See you soon!

J D: One of the best mocha lattes I've ever had. It wasn't too sweet, had a great flavor, good size, good price, and well made. Place had a good atmosphere. Was clean for a 2PM visit. Had a bit of foot traffic, and pretty busy, but only one person in front of me. Coffees were coming out at a good pace and the staff was nice. I'd definitely come back and go out of my way if I were in the area to get another coffee from here.

Linsay Culver: --------Friday, September 7, 2018 @ 1pm----- I'm sipping one of their mochas as I write this and I have to say I'm impressed. It isn't often that I get a great flavored coffee that isn't over sweetened. The coffee doesn't even have a hint of bitterness. The barista pulls a perfect shot. She also didn't overuse the mocha sauce or flavor. The coffee tastes a lot like Evan Bros out of Sandpoint, Idaho. I also got a chocolate chip cookie, which isn't the best, but it's decent. I'm going to save the rest of it and put it in the microwave at home. I think it will be better. Chris, the cashier was super nice and extremely helpful. Wish I would've seen the baristas name, too. She is a very talented barista. Sheade a perfect heart in my crema! Anyways, the atmosphere was modern industrial. Not overly comfortable, but quaint. The service was excellent and fast. I'll be back when I'm back in DC in a few weeks. If you are in the area try it. If a place can make a decent mocha, the rest of their coffees are generally going to be good, too.

Sharon Angela Naidoo: This place ticks all the boxes, good service, GREAT COFFEE and wonderful atmosphere. I have visited this coffee place everyday I stayed here. The coffee always had a personal touch. The picture below is a cortado with skim milk.

Fred Kingman: My wife and I agree that this cafe has good drip coffee, and great customer service. There is indoor and outdoor seating, we chose outdoors. She had the breakfast burrito. I tried the skinny and it was wholesome. Definitely worth a second visit next time were in town.
Response: Fred, thank you so much for your feedback. Next time your in town, your coffee and breakfast sandwich will be on us./

Adam Rutkowski: There needs to be some customer service training. Business opens at 7am. I showed up at 7:03. It was raining outside. The door was unlocked. I entered and was told I had to leave because you weren’t open, yet. Instead of inviting me to sit in the foyer area in a chair, out of the rain, I was escorted out of the space and the door was locked behind me… in the rain.
Response: Hi Adam - I'm so sorry to hear about your experience this morning. It is definitely not how we should have welcomed you in out of the rain and served you right away even as we were setting. I've addressed this with the team and I want to invite you back in for coffee and a treat on us to make up for this. DeeDee ,the manager on site will be there and will take care of you! So sorry again and looking forward to seeing you again. -Greg

11. Blue Bottle Coffee

195 reviews
Blue Bottle Coffee
Location
4.3
Price/Quality
4.6
Service
4.9
Parking
4.7
Wifi quality
4.2

Address: 1250 4th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM

Telephone: (510) 653-3394

Guy: Coffee shop


Review: "Shop was nice simple clean and inviting."

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Peter Ferguson: I love this Blue Bottle Coffee. The locations is great. In the middle of the Union Market area. The coffee is excellent. The Baristas give great service. They are friendly. They have WIFI in case you need to stop in to work for a little bit. There is also great seating outside. This is definitely my go-to when I am in NE DC.

Sarah Safi: I’ve been going here a couple times a week for over a year now. I’ve never had such exceptional service than with Nathan and Lee-Ann. They make a great team. I never really experienced anything like that in the year or so that I’ve been going, so I was completely caught off guard. They give off such a friendly vibe & make the experience so personal. They really make the experience of your morning coffee that much better. Will definitely be returning more now & looking forward to face to face interactions with them! Thanks guys!!

Ilsy Marilyn: This coffee is completely overrated. The portions are small but the prices are bigger. The quality of the coffee should be able to match with the price tag but it doesn't. I used to go here every day but I stopped so now I go to the other coffee shop in the same block but carries a much better quality and portion on their drinks. The prices are relatively the same but the richness of the coffee they carry is much better than Blue Bottle. It's a shame Blue Bottle is just another fancy Starbucks.

James C: Excellent coffee shop in a great location! High-quality drinks and friendly baristas. Cool, open-to-the-outside concept in warmer weather. Beware -- drinks are definitely on the expensive side, though oatmilk is included if you like that. Your choices for a flavored latte are pretty much either their sweet latte or a mocha -- they don't do other flavored syrups so go elsewhere if that is what you're craving.

Kenny Myers: Great coffee but way too expensive. $17.50 for a coffee and croissant sandwich is insane. Service is excellent though.

Chanpen Tee: I ordered decaf ice mocha. It is good coffee with nice aroma. The batista is super friendly. The place is also nice and clean

Noel Shu: Just ordinary coffee, watered down like the rest. Funny thing is, this seems to be the only branch near DC that has no signature aroma of blue coffee experience from their NOLA iced coffee.

Jeremy Del Moral: Blue bottle just opened near Union market. The location is large and has a coffee lab. Service was fast coffee was tasty. They offer pastries, beans, scales, Chemex and pour over kettles. Really anything you need to start your brewing at home. Prices are reasonable for exceptional coffee.

Rick Filippetti: That’s some smooth coffee and the staff were very friendly. Super clean location and the merchandise is very well crafted.

Ana Ano: I am a big fan of Blue bottle coffee. The place is big and bright however, they need to pay attention to cleaning in general and particularly the coffee cup.

12. DUA DC Coffee

219 reviews
DUA DC Coffee
Location
4.7
Price/Quality
4.2
Service
5
Parking
4.7
Wifi quality
4.9

Address: 923 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM

Telephone: (202) 347-4404

Guy: Coffee shop


Review: "Very cute and stylish coffee shop"

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Swastika Nohara: Very delicious coffee! Their cappuccino is simply the best, right amount of everything and perfect temperature. During summer, choose Kedua Coffee with ice, very delightful and refreshing. Wonderful croissant and pastries too. There are quite plenty of space inside. Friendly shop assistants. Overall atmosphere is really nice.

Kim Pop (kimpopusa): Delicious gourmet coffee! This is really really good coffee, don’t go anywhere else if nearby. Caught them at an event pop up in Nova burbs serving “cherry blossom” coffee (rose flavor from Indonesia) which I loved so much I went into the district to drink again! Not on menu but owner was very kind to make it again. Friend got hazelnut and said that was also very good.

Ido Simyoni: Gorgeous coffeeshop in downtown DC. I had the oat milk latte which had an interesting flavor, not my regular pallet but I quickly got used to it. They have some food options sadly no gluten free bread so I couldn’t try that.

Tenny Kristiana: Came here around 9 am and it was quite a line. However service was quick and awesome. As Indonesian I love espresso mixed with coconut water. We called it cocopresso there and here they called it Klavee. Taste good, slightly sour a bit compared to one in Indonesia which is mostly sweet. Definitely will come back for Klavee and probably try their food, saw several options and all of them look good.

Steph D: Came here and tried the pischok, a banana chocolate dessert. Having an Indonesian background, I had never tried it before so wanted to give it a try. It was pretty good; you can't really go wrong with banana and chocolate.

Intan Harya: I ordered some coffee beans online as Christmas present for my husband and my cousin. There was a hiccup while ordering for my cousin which was completely my own fault. I emailed Dua Coffee and they patiently helped me through the ordering process to the point that they even checked their website's backend. Long story short, I successfully order my coffee beans. Little did I know that their coffee beans were freshly roasted, like legit freshly roasted. It arrived in front of my door faster than what I had expected. For sure the coffee beans are superb, it prettily bloomed when we brewed it. Dua means "two" or somehow "2nd". However, I would tell you don't second guess yourself to get their coffee beans.

Wei Hsu: Americano and latte are good! Brewed coffee smells great. Nice location and the environment is bright and clean!

Ankita Chatterjee: Indonesian coffee place with limited but cute seats inside. Also has outdoor patio seating. They have alternative milk options. They have sweet treats including some Indonesian options like banana wrapped and fried like a spring roll. Overall, unique and cute. Would definitely visit again!

Sam Canchola: Very hospitable and warm, especially considering the dynamics of COVID changing every week. Ordered the owners recommendations - Brown Latte and the hot Kopi Kedua. Both were great!

Krupa Shah: Decadent coffee! Upon walking in, I was embraced with the smell of freshly brewed coffee. I ordered a vanilla latte with half the vanilla syrup amount and substituted with oat milk. The latte was heavenly and the barista made a beautiful design to add to the experience. limited in door / out door seating, and very hipster decor. Overall a cute little spot for a quick afternoon coffee fix or a solo work day if you can find a spot to sit.
Response: Glad to know that you had a great experience. Thank you for taking the time to share it. Hope to see you back!

13. Brew'd Coffee Bar

36 reviews
Brew'd Coffee Bar
Location
4.3
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4.6
Parking
4.8
Wifi quality
4.5

Address: 901 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7:30AM

Telephone: (202) 697-7177

Guy: Coffee shop


Review: "Super cute coffee shop in Mt Vernon Triangle."

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Justin Schmid: My coffee this morning. I ordered a cappuccino and this is what came out. It's at least double the size of a proper cap. But I noticed that the foam looked great (barely any bubbles) and a bit of latte art. It actually tasted good and was the right temperature. So it was a tasty espresso drink, if not what I'd consider a cappuccino. The baristas were very nice, too, which always helps. Next time, I'll try a cortado.

Ido Simyoni: I really liked the coffee and I thought it was a cute spot too. I got lavender oat milk latte.Service wasn’t great nor friendly.

Rachel: A great spot to enjoy the sunshine and a delicious iced latte on a warm summer day! I tried their pistachio rose latte and am so glad I did - what a unique blend of flavors. Indoor atmosphere is beautiful but indoor seating is pretty much non-existent. We really enjoyed sitting outside though — there were several tables, large umbrellas for shade and well-landscaped planters for ambiance. This is one of the best coffee shop patios I’ve found since moving to DC. Their wifi did not work outside though - given the paucity of indoor seating perhaps they could consider getting a wifi extender. However, there was Xfinity wifi available in this neighborhood so I was able to get connected to that instead.

Leezia Dhalla: Ordered a large latte this morning & basically got a cup of steamed milk; I think they forgot to double the coffee because of the size. Not worth the $5 but staff was nice

Jack Connolly: I was deceived by the photos of this place. It looked like a spot where the drinks would be amazing, however the espresso was lackluster and not pulled well. The barista wasn’t to be seen when I walked in. When the barista came after 1-2 minutes, she had an attitude of apathy and disappointment- as if I was an inconvenience. Maybe she’s having a bad day so I take that with a grain of salt. Overall, the aesthetics are nice, but the drink I had was not. Would not recommend.

Mario Sengco: This is my favorite coffee place in the area. For my taste, they make the best drip coffee and latte drinks. Great flavor, consistent quality, and friendly service.

M Ramachandran: Amazing! The barrista on Sat afternoon was so wonderful and welcoming. And she made the perfect espresso shot. Great patio and vibe as well.

James Ives: Really solid coffee spot in Mount Vernon Triangle which offers outdoor seating. Went here on a Saturday morning and tried their Latte, Focaccia and croissant. Everything tasted good and the coffee shop it’s self was vibrant with a good atmosphere. The only negative I took away from my experience was that they didn’t offer recycling for the cups they provided.
Response: James, I'm so glad you had a good time here a few weeks ago! We ARE looking into recycling options and hope you'll come back and see us again soon! At your service, Nick

Sam Clark: Terrible experience. The latte had less than a shot of espresso added. Additionally, the cup cracked because the lids are extremely difficult to put on the cups. The two baristas on staff then stood and watched as I struggled to keep the drink from pouring out the cracked cup without offering any assistance. As I was the only customer in the shop at the time I find that unacceptable. After several minutes watching me struggle they finally offered to give me a new cup. No replacement drink or apology was offered. I do not recommend this place.
Response: Sam, I want to sincerely apologize for your experience here last week. The quality and service you received are in no way emblematic of what we aspire to be. When you have a moment would you contact me at nlongobardi@altamareagroup.com so that I might make up for your experience? Again, I am so sorry, and I look forward to hearing from you. At your service, Nick

Austin Graff: Brew'd Coffee Bar is the newest coffee shop in Mt. Vernon Square by the Capital View hostel and another coffee shop, Chez Lily. Here's what's to love: 1) Outdoor seating: There's oddly no seats inside, but there are plenty outside. That translates- only go when it's not raining outside. 2) Service: My barista was very friendly and fun to chat with. 3) Coffee: It's good. They brew La Colombe. The odd thing is the layout. You walk in and step down a few stairs to order your coffee or grab-n-go food. The coffee area takes up most of the space and looks like a space ship.
Response: Austin, Thanks so much for checking us out! Glad you had a good experience and we hope to see you again soon! At your service, Nick

14. Emissary

726 reviews
Emissary
Location
4.9
Price/Quality
4
Service
4.5
Parking
4.8
Wifi quality
4.3

Address: 2032 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM

Telephone: (202) 748-5655

Guy: Coffee shop


Review: "Neighborhood coffee shop with a nice bar"

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Martha Wilson: Hip vibe at this neighborhood coffee. Cool interior but lots of space outside. Delicious food and coffee, too. Thumbs up!

Rebecca Peters: I’ve been here several times and had pretty mixed experiences. The staff is super kind and lovely. If you’re there to work, there’s very limited seating with plug access for charging devices. In ~5 visits, I’ve never been able to get on the wifi (even with restarting devices/the wifi itself etc.) The coffee is really good, but other aspects could use some improvement; I ordered a salad (~$15!) expecting it to be pretty substantial at that price. Was disappointed when it came with only a few pieces of grapefruit, half an avocado, and stemmy greens. Overall: go for good coffee, pre-charge your devices, consider not ordering salad.

Thomas G: Amazing avocado egg burrito, and tasty coffee. Lots of gluten free options, and milk alternatives. Will definitely be back next time I'm in town.

Rosa: I love the vibe, the location, the avocado toast, the coffee and pastries of Emissary, but there are a few recurring issues that I hope they address: Some of the staff are very ignorant. You need to ask for one thing several times for them to address. The tables are not always being cleaned after someone leaves. People constantly come and go and sometimes you just get to sit at the dirty table and even when you ask for a napkin to clean the table, the person doesn’t come back. The WiFi also sucks. If you need to do stuff online, you can’t rely on their WiFi.

Tatiana Padilla: Plenty of outdoor and indoor seating; a variety of small plates; and delicious coffee! The space was cute and the staff was friendly. The espresso was a bit fruity and bright— not what I expected. Wish there were more breakfast pastries/breads available throughout the day as the food menu was a bit on the expensive side.

HK: My go-to comfort cafe in the neighborhood. Coffee and pastries are great. They have ample seating space indoors and outdoors, which makes it a great rendezvous point. They offer healthy food options although the portions aren’t big.

Lisa Giorgi: Cozy casual place, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Tried the egg sandwich which was tasty. Good for breakfast and work.

Jelena Djokic: Cool, indie coffee place. It serves delicious coffee and pastries. Prices are average. We got a tasty carrot cake cupcake there. The only thing that bugged me was that we took the food outside and there was simply no argonomic way to eat it without getting super messy, so I would recommend that they get utensils for the take-out.

Calvin Lietz: If you can find a table on the weekends, it's hard to imagine a better brunch spot. Great food with creative vegetarian options, excellent coffee (counter culture) and cute English basement spot. A familiar favorite that is always a good option

Bhinesha Seetaram: The best matcha latte. I took mine with almond milk.

15. Compass Coffee

305 reviews
Compass Coffee
Location
4.4
Price/Quality
4.6
Service
4.5
Parking
4.1
Wifi quality
4

Address: 1921 8th St NW #100, Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6:30AM

Telephone: (202) 746-5510

Guy: Coffee shop


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Makenna Gott: Experience was fine. Coffee was good, BUT it seemed like the drink wasn't mixed. Once I got to the bottom that's where all the syrup flavor was. I would still go back
Response: Hi Makenna, thanks for the feedback. I shared this note with the team to ensure they are making quality drinks every time. We hope to see you again soon!

Ephraim Fields: Super quick and welcoming service matched with warm, perfectly frothy and delicious drinks.
Response: I am glad you had a great experience! We hope to see you again soon!

Theodore Schneider: These employees are very pleasant and helpful especially Sidney and Jessica. This is very creative coffee. I have a Lot of respect and love for all of you

Michael Feigenbaum: Ive been going to compass coffee for over 5 years. This location, and apparently management is terrible. They are serving bad nitro and charging full price. They even admit to it! The general manager literally reached out and told me not to email her. She says my email response is harassment. This is truly offensive. I will attach emails. They failed a DOH health and safety inspection after I told them that I would report them if nothing was fixed. I called DCRA because they do not sell what is advertised. This 8th st location is blatantly fraudulent and I will attach the first picture which is correct nitro from their 7th st location, and then what they serve at 8th st. This is straight fraud and they know it. Don’t go here. Oh also their pastries suck and have flies on them always.

Karen McGarity: I was able to describe how I make coffee at home and get a suggestion that hit the mark! I wish I lived closer or had a visit schedule, so I could use this coffeehouse regularly. When are you coming to Boston!?!
Response: Thanks, Karen! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. I can't say whether or not we'll ever make it out to Boston, but please visit us next time you're in DC!

Lauren Frazier: Really nice people and great coffee. I had a maple latte (seasonal) and loved it. Service was quick and friendly. Looked like they were a dog friendly place too!

Xavier Barnes: By far the best nitro cold brew money can buy.Good, very fast service, standard prices.

Heinrich Botes: Not just a coffee shop...it’s an experience! Trendy yet functional store with friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Melvin Johnson: This one is a nice one. Friendly staff. Not really that big but nice seating in their upstairs area.

Madeline Guth: I love Compass Coffee and feel that both the drinks and service are great. Quality of coffee is excellent, especially the cold brew. They also make drinks FAST and you rarely have to wait very long, even if it seems busy. Only taking off a star because I feel that some of the seasonal drinks can be sickly sweet and/or oddly flavored (e.g. the mint cold brew tasted like straight up toothpaste even though I asked for half the amount of syrup!), and it's usually safer to stick to the basics.

16. Compass Coffee

955 reviews
Compass Coffee
Location
4.8
Price/Quality
4.7
Service
4.5
Parking
4.5
Wifi quality
4.7

Address: 650 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6:30AM

Telephone: (202) 746-5510

Guy: Coffee shop


Review: "Nice little coffee shop."

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Sahar Bayounis: If you’re a hardcore coffeeholic, you won’t get enough of this coffee. I tried their ‘coffee of the day’ and it was super strong. The coffee cake was delicious, though. It went well with black coffee. 👍🏼 I didn’t like how very loud the music was. So I wouldn’t recommend working/studying there. But a quick cup of coffee in the outside seating area sounds fun.
Response: Thank you so much for your feedback. We'll certainly keep our ears open around the café for the music level fluctuations. Cheers.

Ryan Brown: Compass Coffee is a necessary part of the DC experience, phenomenal! Excellent vanilla cold brew.

Michael Anderson: The service, wow! The coffee, wow! I think I just found my new favorite Java spot. A step above the rest! Attention to detail and I got my order back super fast!! I'll be a repeat customer as long as the excellence is there.
Response: Hi Michael, thanks so much for the awesome feedback! We look forward to seeing you again :)

Robert Gluzman: One of the best cappuccinos I ever had. So smooth and flavorful!
Response: Thank you so much for your kinds words! We look forward to serving you again. Cheers!

Angelina Hicks: Amazing Cherry Blossom Cold Brew! Very nice and clean café with wonderful service!
Response: Hi Angelina, thanks for the great feedback! Glad you enjoyed your experience, and we look forward to seeing you again!

Brian Hagan: Great location, especially for those visiting and exploring the national mall area. Barista was very kind and coffee was solid...bought some beans to take home which come in really nice tins! Definitely recommend.

Claire F: Coffee was super bitter, like they hadn’t cleaned the machines in a while. The AC was nice, and I was feeling generous, so this was going to be a 3-star review. But then the barista who had rung me up minutes earlier accosted me as I was trying to use the restroom on my way out asking “are you even a paying customer?”, with a don’t-try-to-steal-our-restroom smirk. Stunned, I showed him my receipt. Lovely customer service, Compass Coffee.
Response: Hi Claire, I am sorry to hear about your negative experience. We never want our customers to leave without a legendary experience. I would love to keep chatting and learn more about how we can improve, please email me at hello@compasscoffee.com. Thanks Claire, I hope to hear from you soon.

Nathaniel Zorach: It's a good spot with good coffee and great service. I have subtracted two stars for this "cashless" absurdity, which is clearly just an attempt to restrict who can shop at this business without actually improving the ostensible public health aspect in the slightest.
Response: Hello, we're so glad you had a pleasant experience at our café. We do accept cash. We just ask for exact change or as close as possible. As we do not carry cash to provide change. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers.

Heather Johnson: Stopped by to grab coffee after a work event nearby. Caramel latte and blueberry scone were tasty. The two guys working were prompt and friendly, and the restrooms were clean.
Response: Hi Heather, thanks for the feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a great experience while at the café. We hope to see you again soon!

Ahmed Alameen: I wanted to taste something new.Very nice, cozy and welcoming.
Response: Hi Ahmed, I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again!

17. Compass Coffee

852 reviews
Compass Coffee
Location
4
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
5
Parking
4.5
Wifi quality
4

Address: 1535 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6:30AM

Telephone: (202) 746-5510

Guy: Coffee shop


Review: "Nice coffee shop good location from the white house."

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Zubair Khan: The knowledge of the barista in charge was quite bad. Fact they do not serve pour-over coffee yet they charge close to 3 bucks for a drip version that is supposed to be lite roast but comes off as a Starbucks blonde roast profile. Add to this the coffee is piping hot. Shouldn’t be for a third wave coffee shop as such. Needless to say, may be good but personally wasn’t a fan.
Response: Hi Zubair, thanks for the feedback. I am sorry to hear that your experience wasn't great. We hope to stop by again so that we can provide an awesome experience for you!

Alex Ordonez: We just wanted coffee, and Compass Coffee really provided. Something I noticed right away is their menu stating that plant milks are always free. They have oat and almond available. They also had a vegan muffin. The coffee is a little bit on the expensive side, but nothing unheard of. When I paid for the coffee, I wasn't asked for a tip. I think(?) this might be why the coffee is a bit more expensive. If so, great; I prefer that! Anyways, we were happy with our coffee and muffin. The service was quick and friendly. Seating was good. The music wasn't too loud. Free WiFi is available. If I was being picky, then I would ask for more vegan food options. But I was happy with the option offered. We would definitely come again.

Ree A: Great coffee amazing atmosphere. Good place too go. If noise bothers you it's not a good place to work. It doesn't bother me so I love it!!! I have tried flat white and coffee cake there were great. The coffee is not very acidic and the roasts seem perfect!

Margaret Sisson: I really enjoyed my coffees and croissant. But most of all I enjoyed watching the baristas as they greeted everyone with a smile. It made my day watching them work and laugh together.

Alexander Chang: Got the matcha tea latte, they put vanilla in on default so if you like it more bitter like I do make sure to ask for it without. Very good, hot but not too hot when it hits the bar, and the caps and everything are by the front door, so don't go wandering around the bar like I did. Barely any powder at the bottom, well done. They don't advertise if they use the *ceremonial* stuff, but it definitely tastes the same!

Emily Smith: A must see in the Shaw area! Adorable little coffee shop with the sweetest baristas and great coffee selections. Awesome atmosphere and the cutest little free stickers. Nice view at the windows and great location for work or informal meetings. Check it out!!
Response: We are glad that you stopped by Emily! We hope to see you again soon :)

Greg Johnston: Noisy due to the coffee roasting operation going on there. On the plus side, you are definitely getting coffee made with freshly roasted beans! The cortado was very good, rich and smooth. The nitro cold brew came with ice which is not right... It's like putting ice in beer!!

Michael Waring: Best coffee roaster I've found in MVD. Up there with the best I've found anywhere. Also love that it's two former Marine Corps Infantry Officers (jarhead grunts) that did this. Well done gents.

Akula LA (Darkw1sh): Great coffee amazing atmosphere. Good place too go. If noise bothers you it's not a good place to work. It doesn't bother me so I love it!!! The Nitro cold brew is great, the espresso is great. The coffee is not very acidic and the roasts seem perfect!

Orion Novinger: Great coffee and tea and great atmosphere; the building was set up so you could view the coffee grinding and preparation process along with the packaging of the product for the sale in the building. Packed with college students but otherwise a warm atmosphere and inclusive staff.

18. Jacob's Coffee House

331 reviews
Jacob's Coffee House
Location
4.7
Price/Quality
4.7
Service
4
Parking
4.7
Wifi quality
4.2

Address: 401 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: (202) 507-8812

Guy: Coffee shop


Review: "Nice little local coffee shop."

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Joseph Wilson: Just a heads up, this place didn’t have any seating available when we went, probably because of COVID. They do have a couple tables still set up outside though, but no seats. We ordered a lox bagel sandwich, an egg and cheese and beef sandwich, and a coffee. Everything was really good, but the lox bagel sandwich was exceptional! I highly recommend it if you like raw smoked salmon.

Charlotte Meindersma (Charlotte's Law): Best bagels in town! Really good European style coffee (American size!), lovely people, really nice outside seating and they provide cookies for dogs!

Henrietta: Came here randomly because I needed some coffee. I love when I run into a place that delivers quality food and service without having to do any advanced research! I got the cold brew coffee with oat milk and sugar free vanilla/ caramel. I also got a hummus veggie wrap and added Turkey and red pepper sauce. Sooo good! Please consider adding a Turkey wrap to the menu! I’ll be back 😎

E Petey: A DC gem. We love Jacob's Coffee house: great selection of breakfast and lunch, great service, the perfect neighborhood coffee shop. AMAZING breakfast sandwiches & we love their smoothies: blueberry banana is the house fave.They have a very seamless and safe protocol for contactless pick up. Definitely stop in if you're new to the neighborhood, you'll feel right at home!

Amelia Anthony: Absolutely love this place! Jazz (the owner) became more than just someone I bought my coffee from, she would always stop to talk when I came in. She’s so thoughtful and sweet and the food and coffee is amazing! My favorite thing from there is the chicken salad on a croissant. Support small business, shop here!

Rachel Cipkins: Pretty good breakfast food! They are very COVID safe. There is no indoor seating even though the pictures on maps shows so

Jime Colado: I loved visiting! The owner was absolutely kind to us, we chatted a bit and had the most amazing breakfast. The food and coffee are delicious and feels like home, so cozy. I loved the concept, and I’m looking forward to come back soon!

Dana Grosser-Clarkson: Awesome vanilla latte! I've had about a dozen and they are always amazing. I've tried a few of the panini sandwiches and my favorite are the two with pesto (grilled chicken or mozzarella and tomato). If getting order to go get the ciabatta bread so it doesn't get soggy. Breakfast sandwiches are good too! And they also sell good Korean masks!

Shant Sarkissian: This shop has respectable coffee. Sadly, the breakfast breads are sincerely awful. The bagels are flattened, right out of the refrigerator and hardened. And the croissant was far from “fluffy” and crusty, but instead bloated and again - hardened on the inside. Overpriced and underwhelming.

AL Brandes: Average coffee, but was the best iced caramel macchiato my daughter ever had (so she claimed). Sandwiches were great and the bubble tea drinks were good quality

19. La Colombe Coffee Roasters

783 reviews
La Colombe Coffee Roasters
Location
4.9
Price/Quality
4.1
Service
5
Parking
4.1
Wifi quality
4.6

Address: 900 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: (202) 795-7909

Guy: Coffee shop


Review: "Nice Coffee shop, coffee and pastries of top quality and great staff."

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Asionna Warner: Had a drop latte for the first time and I must say as a coffee enthusiast it was an amazing experience I would try often. It’s reminds me of coffee infused whip cream as it’s thick, smooth, & frothy before getting to the delicious liquid of the drink.The ambiance is also very relaxed. If your thinking of choosing between this coffee shop and a chain like Starbucks don’t think about it definitely go here!

Hari Jagannath: Cafe Latte was done really well! Great ambience and friendly staff though pastries were not that interesting. Go for the coffee and enjoy the minimalist but calm vibe.

Fine PhotoGraphics: Stayed in The Hampton Inn ConventionCenter location across the street but wanted something much better than their free hotel coffee. La Colombe is steps out the door and has really good coffee. The barista was super helpful in letting us know about their flavors. Very positive experience in a delightful, convenient location. We’ll be back next DC trip.

Hillary Holman: Great place, good location. Lots of light from windows, skylight, and mirror. Got a mocha because they were prepping a new batch of their chai on draft and I didn't want to wait, but my friend got the chai and said it was delicious. I'll go back for it for sure. No wifi, so maybe not a great option for working, but good spot to meet a friend.

Faris Haque: Their cold brew has a unique brightness to it that I haven't noticed elsewhere! If you like slightly fruity and bright notes in your coffee, or if you're just looking to try something new, I doubt you'll be disappointed!

tim tito: Great coffee, hard to find a parking spot though. Since we were visiting DC area and we are always on a look out for good coffee, this is definitely one of our best coffee shops so far. Highly recommend, unfortunately they don't have indoor seating, so be ready for take out.

David Lazar: I was back in DC visiting old friends for the first time in years and I was super excited to see that La Colombe now has a location in Chinatown. This shop is located kind of in the no-mans-land of Mass Ave but there are a few apartments buildings around so I imagine it gets a lot of foot traffic during the day. This place has the usual selection of fantastic La Colombe drinks and sweets. Try their iced latte or a cold brew can! I love the way they have built this store into the surrounding aesthetic. Love to see Philly brands expanding into this area. Check it out a support a (semi) local business!

Hind KH: Great coffee as usual. However, they still don’t have the Pre-pandemic seating options. Friendly staff!

Charlotte Meindersma (Charlotte's Law): Love this place. Had their Corsica drip coffee twice on different days. It’s a really good black drip coffee. Not sweet like some other American black (drip) coffees. Not too strong. Just how I (as a European) like it.

Patrick DuChêne: I highly recommend the oatmilk draft latte (add some simple syrup for a little more sweetness). It was a great way to start the morning. When I went, there weren’t really any pastries. I’m not sure when/if these are coming back, but the coffee is worth the stop.

20. Peet's Coffee

326 reviews
Peet's Coffee
Location
4.7
Price/Quality
4.1
Service
5
Parking
4.9
Wifi quality
4

Address: 1101 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6:30AM

Telephone: (202) 480-2003

Guy: Coffee shop


Review: "Nice clean shop with good vibes and great tunes!"

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Maddie Olson: First time going into a Peet’s coffee store. Walking in the aroma is super fantastic, and makes your mouth water. Customer service is super friendly and welcoming to be in DC. Lots of different options to pick from. We got a slow drip and a caramel latte with almond milk. For the latte being almond milk, I was beyond impressed. So smooth, lots of flavor, and so amazing that I had to come back and get a second coffee later in the day! ALSO the chocolate croissant was to die for! Coffee store was super clean, organized, and a perfect place to study.

Kay Pepper: Nice place with a good vibe, nice workers and good service. Overall, a great place in the city to relax and study. Much better than the coffee places in the surrounding area. Latte: I like my latte on the stronger side, so the latte was just what I liked, no problems with that. Ham and Cheese Criossant: Very crispy and fluffy, very good. Ham and cheese portion of it is on the cheap side, but still yummy.

Lily Ayres: I waited so long to try Peets and the wait was worth it! I ordered a caramel macchiato and it was delicious. Perfect amount of sweetness and a coffee flavor that was just so yummy. I also love the fact that they have decomposable straws!! I can’t wait to be able to grab another Peets coffee!

Zerah Kawami: Great place to grab a coffee in the morning to start the day. The inside is lovely and very relaxed.

Tracy Needham: I like Peet's coffee in general. For me it's very convenient when exiting Farragut North station onto L street. Their coffee is comparable to Starbucks, maybe better, and the wait is far less. Their pastries look great although I've never tried them.

Christopher king: Iced sugar free vanilla latte tastes like Heaven in my mouth. Excellent place! I love starbucks but this is a contender

Andre Woods: The product is great; the customer service is awful now. I have been going to this Peet's for years, and was ecstatic when I saw they were back open after being closed through COVID. But since re-opening, the customer service by the baristas is lack luster and not welcoming at all. Often times, I am met with blank stares, no greeting/ acknowledgement (even after I say hi), and definitely no "have a nice day" when leaving. I don't come as often anymore.

Sonny Subido: I prefer Peet's to Starbucks. Fast, friendly and efficient. No burnt taste that I get from Starbucks blends. 🤨🤔

Fedor Potanin: Delightful coffee shop. Pleasant design, friendly staff, and calm ambience. The tea came sweeter than I usually take it but welcomed nonetheless. I will definitely come back.

Cristina Metgher: This Pete's Coffee location replaced a previous Caribou coffee place. The quality of the coffee is good, lots os siting space. It does get crowded.

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