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Coffee DC | Need A Boost? Check Out These 15 Coffee Houses In DC

By dnr7b / Published on Wednesday, 06 Jul 2016 11:37 AM / No Comments / 405 views
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Location: 1535 7th Street NW Washington DC

Compass Coffee is located in the Shaw neighborhood and they pride themselves in helping you start your day off right through a good cup of coffee.  They work with a variety of differant countries to keep the coffee fresh since ever country has a differant growing seasons.  Each of Compass Coffee nine blends is a mixture of beans grown from all over and they are roasted for maximum ideal flavor. They offer Light blends like 7th Street which has a mix of vanilla, caramel, and almonds, Medium Blends like the Embassy which is crips, savory, and full-bodied, and Dark Blends like the Shaw which is juicy, lush, and complex.

Times: 7am-8pm


Time: 7-8 Monday thru Thursday 7-9 Friday 8-9 Saturday 9-8 Sunday

Baked and Wired. Most people in DC have heard of it but if you haven’t let me tell something…Baked and Wired is everything and anything and everything again. They not only have handcrafted espresso drinks BUT they have CakeCups, Ice Sammies, Brownies, Muffins, Pies, Dog Bones and just a whole lotta LOVE. Best bakery in DC hands down. Not only because of the care that is put into the baked goods and professionalism from the baristas, but because of the vibe that is both edgy and welcoming. Get there. Right now.


Location: 1726 20th Street NW Washington DC 20009

Filter has three locations. One in Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, and Brookland. They are a coffeehouse and expresso bar focused on sharing amazing coffee. They offer hand-poured cups of single origin coffees, french pressed offerings and classic espresso based drinks. Their coffees are roasted by Ceremony Coffee, a local roaster in Annapolis.


Location: 475 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001


Saturday-Sunday (9am-7pm)

This coffeehouse is kinda cool because it offers not only coffee, but beer and…you’ll never guess..ABSINTH. Now I am not sure just how much you will actually get done while drinking Absinth….but hey, Van Gough did it. They also offer doughnuts daily from District Doughnuts as well as Happy Hour on Friday from 5:30-7:30pm. Clearly, its not your average coffeebar


Location: 3917 Georgia Ave NW, Washington DC 20011

Times: Monday-Friday (7am-7pm) Saturday-Sunday (8am-6pm)

Qualia Coffee is dedicated to sourcing recently harvested beans from around the world. Some of their current beans include El Salvador Tres Ninas, Ethiopia Harrar Mesela, Uganda Ibanda Natural, Bali Blue Moon, and Brazil Cerrado


Location: 1351 H Street NE, Washington DC 20002

Times: [Roastery] Monday-Wednesday (7am-10pm) Tuesday (7am-11pm) Friday-Saturday (7am-12am Sunday (7am-5pm). [Bakery] Monday-Sunday (7am-5pm)

Maketto has a cafe located on the second floor and they roast all of their beans in house. Their coffee bar is open everyday and they serve various pastrys like Pain au Chocolat, Peacan Sticky Bun, Banana Streusel Muffin and a Lemon Cream Sandiwich


Location: 201 F Street NE Washington DC 20002

Times: Monday-Thursday (7am-9pm) Friday (7am-10pm) Saturday (8am-pm) Sunday (8am-8pm)

Ebenezer Coffee House serves Capitol Hill and they pride themselves in serving “coffee with a cause”. Their coffee is all fair trade and their roaster is One Village Coffee. This space is great for, grabbing a quick cup of coffee, holding a meeting, or for a private party.


Location: 660 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington DC 20003

Times: Monday-Saturday (7am-9pm) Sunday (8am-8pm)

Peregine is owned by Ryan Jensen, a former barista. He worked for coffeehouses like Murkey Coffee in Washington DC, Counter Culture Coffee in Durham, and Break Espresso in Missoula, MT. Their goal is create simple experiences. They have both an Espresso Menu and a Filter Drip Coffee Menu. Some of their partners include Counter Culture Coffee, Buzz Bakery, Michele’s Granola, and Taza Chocolate


Location: 417 H Street NE Washington DC 20002

Times: Monday- Friday (7am-7pm) Saturday (8am-6pm) Sunday (8am-5pm)

Sidamo Coffee and Tea serves quality organic, shade grown, fair traded coffee and a variety of teas. I personally LOVE this place. The vibe is great, the service is extremly friendly and its a family run place so everything is very warm and welcoming.


Location: 2459 18th Street NW Washington DC

Times: Monday-Thursday (6:30am-12am) Friday-Saturday (6:30-3am) Sunday (7am-12am)

Most people already know about Tryst, but in case you don’t, its a sister restaurant to The Coupe, Open City, and The Diner. It is really cool space where people can listen to music, get a great coffee or get some work done. They offer some great food items as well namely the Sticky Bun, Cookies and Milk and the Brown Butter Pecan Blondies


Location: 621 Pennslyvania Ave SE Washington DC 

Time: Monday-Friday (7am-8pm) Saturday (7:30-8pm) Sunday (8am-8pm)

Pound offers leaf teas, handcrafted drinks and fruit smoothes. Not you typical cafe with its Nutella Latte, and daily Happy Hour offering Tater Tots, Wings and Craft Beer BUT I love it 🙂


Location: 550 Penn Street NE

Times: Wednesday and Thursday noon-6pm

Dolcezza is one of my favorite spots and they work with Stumptown Coffee Roasters featuring a full rotating roster of their sourced and roasted coffee beans. Pairing a cup of coffee with some freshly made gelato…Delicious


Location: 1924 14th Street NW Washington DC

Time: 6:30-9pm Monday-Friday.

I love love love this place. The coffee and tea is great but MY FAVORITE is the lavender scon. Honestly, one of the best things I have ever had. Go out right now and get one. That is all.


Location: 3064 Mt Pleasant St NW Washington DC 20009

Times: 7am-7pm

Neighborhood Coffee Bar offering Tea sourced from The Art of Tea, and coffee from Counter Culture beans. Very welcoming with fresh homemade granola, spreads, and chocolate.


Location: 1200 East West Highway, Silver Spring MD 20910

Times: Monday-Friday (7am-9pm) Saturday (8am-9pm)

Every coffeeshop has their own personality and Bump N Grind is defiantly concerning with brining their customers great coffee but they also have a passion for vinyl records. They worked with Vigilante Coffee to create their own signature blend which can only be found at Bump N Grind but what is even cooler is that they have a highly curated selection of new release vinyls which focus on funk, soul, dub, rock, hip hop, and jazz music.  There are even two listening stations that customers can utilize before they purchase. I don’t really think it could get any cooler.