Politics and Prose

A small underground coffee shop offering great coffee and food. Located on 5012 Connecticut Ave NW Politics and Prose is an extremely accessible coffee shop with numerous bus stops near by. Something that is extremely important about The Den is that besides being a coffee shop, it is a place where musical and literary event are held.

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Soho Tea & Coffee

This coffeeshop located in the heart of Dupont is convenient place right on the corner 21st & P street, only a short, two-block walk from the Dupont metro station. It is a comfortable place to sit down and do work, with a variety drink choices. They are known for having delicious breakfast sandwiches, fancy lattes served in mason jars, and interesting wall art!

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Ocean City Coffee Company

No matter what you prefer, there is sure to be something for you. An asset to this shop is their abundance of drip coffee choices, which is self-serve then pay at the register. The most popular times are between 8 a.m. – 12 in the afternoon, especially during the summer at the boardwalk locations. If you plan on sitting down and enjoying your coffee make sure to go to their shop on Asbury.

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Philz Coffee

Many people who experience Philz for the first time comment on the long lines and complicated ordering style. However, if you go to the shop at the right time and read the signs posted on the walls, the ordering process is actually intimate and enjoyable. Baristas line up behind the counter awaiting your specific instructions. Their goal is to improve your day with a perfectly personalized cup of coffee and their personalities are conducive to such incredible customer service.

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Little Red Fox

With no more than four bus stops less than a minute away, Little Red Fox is in a very convenient spot. With less than twenty dollars, one can go enjoy a good meal with a refreshment. The only bad part of the place is its size; it’s not that big.

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Tryst

Tryst is the ultimate hangout spot and getaway place from one’s fast-paced reality. It is chaotic yet relaxing but make sure to go at the right time as the place is usually busy. Tryst is like a merge of a restaurant, coffee shop and bar. They are pretty family-friendly but once the clock hits 9pm on a Friday or Saturday, the shop becomes 21 and over. The ambience however, is great on any regular day.

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Espresso Royale

Espresso Royale is a midwestern coffee chain that spans in four different states (Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan). All the locations are in college towns and are super popular for students and townies alike to hang out and do work. Despite the fact that it’s a chain, each has its own vibe that is distinctly different!

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Compass Coffee

Compass has multiple different locations throughout Washington, D.C. The first one was opened in the historic Shaw neighborhood and now there are four in the district. It was started by two Marines who met and bonded over coffee while serving in Afghanistan together.

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Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar

Strap in, because this bicycle-themed coffee shop will offer an interesting ride. Its chameleon decor of exposed brick, bird portraits, and a bright orange wall will confuse you at first, but the real coherence is in their fresh coffee and happy customers. When visiting Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar, get ready to disconnect from the world, make new friends, and enjoy your cup of Joe.

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Busboys & Poets

Large, high quality, medium expensive a walking distance from public transportation. It might be a little scary to roam around at night but it is definitely worth the experience. Don’t miss their brunch!

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Coffee Nature

Small, high quality, and inexpensive neighborhood shop within ten minutes walking distance of Tenleytown and Friendship Heights. The latte art is excellent, and the direct trade coffee is fruity and tasty.

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Emissary

Cute and chill ambiance, but mediocre coffee. Go their if you’re looking to take a cute or β€œartsy” instagram, but not for the quality of their beverages.

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Dean & Deluca

Overpriced and poor tasting coffee. The tea is nice and hot with various flavors offered. Good wifi for sitting alone but it is impossible to enjoy the coffee without something to do.

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