Potter’s House

Byline: Mayra


Overall Experience(s): 🙂


What You Want to Know: Potter’s House is a place for discussion, not dates. If you have papers to write or some potential  topics to discuss, this is the place for you.


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There is no Wifi during weekdays to promote conversation. However, there is free wifi during brunch hours on Saturdays and Sundays until 2pm.


Quality of Beverages and Food: 🍴🍴🍴

Nice variety of inexpensive food with options such as sandwiches, soups, salads and bowls. There is a special menu for brunch which is commonly requested for during the weekends. They specify if the food is gluten free, vegan or contains nuts! Great variety of coffee drinks served in big mugs with latte art. Caution: the hot chocolate is kind of tasteless!

Potter’s House is what I would call a “nerdy” place made up for intellectuals. There’s no negative connotation in my words. The point of this place is to promote face to face conversation, away from laptops and phones that often prevent us from actually paying attention to our surroundings and companions. It is definitely not a place to just grab a bite to go, it welcomes you to stay.

Overall Rating: ☕️☕️☕️☕️

This coffee shop is located in Adams Morgan, four blocks away from the yellow/green line of the metro station “Columbia Heights” and near five bus stops. The shop has separate sections depending on what you want to do. If you come to discuss, there is a large table with a “Discussion table” sign. If you come to read there is a section full of individual sofas next to one of the four large rack of books. If you come here just to chat you can sit in the tables that have little signs that say “Screen free café seating”. If you plan on using your laptop you have to sit in the tables by the windows.


The music played is in various languages creating a very inclusive environment. It is a very artsy place as well. There are several colorful paintings in the walls available for sale made by independent artists. Potter’s House is a very open space for everyone that wants to have some quiet reflexive time.
Location: 1658 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC

Facebook: The Potter’s House

Twitter: @pottershousedc

Instagram: pottershousedc


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