It’s after lunch, and you’re having a dreaded afternoon slump. Instead of going to your 2 o’clock meeting across town, you’d rather nap. Sadly, that’s not an option today.
No worries! We have you covered. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite coffee shops in Washington, DC, where you can get the jolt of caffeine in a delicious cup of joe you need to help you bounce into your meeting, energetic and focused. These aren’t fancy restaurants, just casual, convenient cafes that you can pop in and out of quickly.
Most shops serve snacks and treats if you find your stomach growling. If you’re a weirdo who likes tea or decaf–we have you covered too!
Coffee Shops in Virginia
If you’re into specialty coffees, Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters will have you coming back for more. This 4-year-old tech-enabled company offers full-service, kegged beverages with Nitro Cold Brew among the other caffeine-packed drinks they feature. You’ll even find Kombucha on tap to suit those with a distinguished palate.
520 12th St S Suite 150, Arlington, VA (855)740-0314
Some like their coffee rich. Swing’s Coffee Roasters comes rich in history, having been part of the coffee culture in the D.C. area for over 100 years. Don’t let Swing’s age fool you– it’s fully modernized with Wi-Fi. You can see the roasting behind a glass wall offering a unique coffee shop experience.
501 E Monroe Ave, Alexandria, VA (703)379-505
Named for a region in Ethiopia known for producing excellent coffees with heavily influenced citrus flavors, Idido’s brings coffee, pastries, and lite meals to an elegant level. Reasonably priced with quality unsurpassed, you’ll find yourself at Idido’s for coffee and edibles regularly.
1107 S Walter Reed Dr. UNIT 102, Arlington, VA (703)253-1576
Small shop, HUGE passion for coffee. Well researched and sourced coffees are offered at Rare Bird, preserving the distinctive character and zest each offer. Along with the choice of coffees, you’ll find espresso, teas, and baked goods.
230 W. Broad St. Falls Church, VA (571)314-1711
A local coffee shop appeal makes Detour Coffee cozy yet upscale, with its handcrafted drinks and fresh in-house baked goodies. The coffees are locally sourced in nearby Maryland, keeping the economy rich in the D.C. area. Come in for a cup of Joe or two and grab a bite to eat. You won’t leave empty-handed.
946 N. Jackson St. Arlington, VA (703)988-2378
Coffee Shops in Maryland
The folks at Vigilante take the art of preparing the perfect cup of coffee seriously, so you don’t have to. The onsite roaster, Big Red, can roast 23lbs at a time, meaning you won’t be waiting long for that fresh cup of coffee. They are always roasting, always on tap! Their state-of-the-art coffee lab keeps Vigilante on the cutting edge with coffee roasting and specialty drinks.
4327 Gallatin St. Hyattsville, MD (301) 200- 3110
Traditional Ethiopian cafe and coffee shop with dishes such as lamb stew, sambusas, and combination platters. There is plenty of parking and strong wifi for meeting with friends or co-workers. Lovely and cozy Ethiopian decor makes it an excellent choice for a full meal or just a cup of coffee.
6040 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Raved about customer service and two levels of space to study, work or read make this a great hangout spot for families, friends, and students. Modern decor, comfy chairs, wifi, and yummy food will have you coming back time and time again.
6515 Belcrest Rd, Hyattsville, MD
This is a super popular spot for brunch and coffee. Don’t be surprised to see long lines for the excellent food and drinks. Try the shrimp and grits with a honey biscuit with your cup of java. Order online for pickup or drop by. Closes at 8 pm.
10280 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD
Five years after opening up near D.C., the Takoma Beverage Company has quickly become a local favorite. Serving coffee and food from lite snacks to polished high-end entrees, the Takoma will not only dial in your caffeine fix but also send you on your way with a full stomach.
6917 Laurel Avenue Takoma Park, MD (240)641-5323
Coffee Shops in The District
Offering free samples of coffee and an ample assortment of pastries in a highly convenient part of town is Grace Street Coffee Roasters. The modern, sleek decor is set up to encourage conversation with friends or co-workers.
3210 Grace St NW #106a, Washington, DC
This is a coffee shop you can feel good about supporting–they are the first retail coffee brand to source their beans directly from farmers in Rwanda. This supply chain order means that the growers and farmers keep more of the money. The atmosphere is quiet, with lots of open seating. The location is conveniently near medical offices and offices.
2101 L St NW, Washington, DC
An unassuming little coffee shop on the north side with locally made, vegan goods and terrific coffee. There is a lovely space for outdoor seating and a quiet study space upstairs. Stop in for breakfast and enjoy a multigrain bagel with a freshly brewed coffee.
3917 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC
Small and cozy with limited indoor seating…so get there early to enjoy freshly baked goods and a chat with their friendly baristas. The WiFi is strong, so firing up your laptop to work is no issue. There are two locations to enjoy, and both are clean and convenient.
660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE and 1309 5th St NE
This is the first Indonesian coffee joint in DC and boy, are they wildly popular! Expect to wait in line for a seat in this small shop. Enjoy hot croissants early in the morning and coffee and baked goods with your friends in the afternoon. This a newer coffee shop in Washington DC and one you will want to visit.
923 15th Street NW
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