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The Best Coffee Shops in Washington, DC


March 24th, 2017

The Best Coffee Shops in Washington, DC

The Best Coffee Shops in Washington, DC There’s nothing quite as relaxing as spending a day in a coffee shop, nested with a hot mug of java, a pastry, and a good book. And being on vacation definitely doesn’t mean you need to miss out enjoying your daily espresso! Check out our recommendations for the best spots to sip a cappuccino in the District.

Compass Coffee

Founded by two former Marines, this local DC chain offers a variety of blends that’ll suit any palate. Bring your laptop and have a productive afternoon of sampling the different coffee mixes, including the light-blend Easting, perfect for strawberry smoothie fans, or the sophisticated medium-blend Meridian. 1535 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 838-3139


DC’s tiny Filter cafe is an intimate enclave frequented by the city’s caffeine addicts. Hang out in this subterranean spot for locally roasted beans, French-press java and artisanal coffee, along with flaky, delicious pastries. 1916 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006 (202) 223-0100

Dog Tag Bakery

Head out to quaint Georgetown to enjoy a variety of coffee blends at this airy, bright neighborhood cafe, which employs disabled military veterans.You’ll love sipping on your delicious cappuccino while contributing to a great cause. We recommend bringing along a good book and getting cozy here with some of the cafe’s delicious baked goods. 3206 Grace St NW, Washington, DC 20007 (202) 407-9609

Peregrine Espresso

A quick walk from the Capitol Hill Hotel, this local coffee shop, which has a number of locations all across the city, offers a wide selection of beverages to suit any discerning java connoisseur. Choose from drip, pourover, or flash-brewed iced coffee (just the thing on a hot summer day), perfect for enjoying alongside a chocolate bar or cookie from the baked goods selection. 660 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003 (202) 629-4381

The Royal

At this South American coffee shop/restaurant in LeDroit Park, you can enjoy breakfast foods like a sausage sandwich with cotija cheese along with a selection of classic coffee blends. Customize your cup with a shot of vanilla or some coconut milk for a hit of sweetness in your coffee. 501 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 332-7777

"We stayed at the Capitol Hill Hotel for 3 nights and LOVED our stay there! Staff was very accommodating, pleasant, and considerate!

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