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225 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
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The Eastern Market, now a National Historic Landmark, opened in 1873 to serve the Capitol Hill neighborhood (an 1805 version, located down by the Navy Yard, was a casualty of the War of 1812). The brick market hall, packed with butchers, bakers,...
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1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
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Union Market is the perfect D.C. destination if you're searching for a weekend brunch spot, craving a snack on your way to visit the Capitol, or, you know, hungry. Oyster bar, bakery, taqueria, soda shop, sandwich shop, Korean taco grill—all...
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Tucked under an interstate overpass south of the Smithsonian Institution Castle is the Maine Avenue Fish Market, the oldest continuously operating open-air fish market in the United States. This no-frills landmark has served D.C. since 1805, and...
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621 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
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If you spend any amount of time roaming about the neighborhoods near the US Capitol, you’ll find that there are plenty of chain coffeshops that will deliver you the same cup of joe experience that you can get at the same spot in your hometown,...
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1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Like many people these days, I need a cup of caffeine to get me going in the morning. Most mornings I’m a tea person, but every once in a while, I need a cup of coffee. Luckily for me, M.E. Swing is just a short two blocks away from my office....
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1726 20th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
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A friend who lives in the D.C. area recommended this coffeehouse to me. And considering how we used to frolic through London’s food scene together, I already knew that she’s just as picky as I am when it comes to coffee. Tucked away on 20th Street...
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2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
Art, activism, and mindfulness coalesce at Busboys and Poets, D.C.’s multifaceted community melting pot that serves as a restaurant, café, bar, bookstore, and venue. It provides a colorful, hospitable environment for enlightened...
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2459 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
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If I had a supersized kitchen and I invited my friends over for a lazy morning breakfast and then took a photo of the scene, it would look exactly like Tryst on any given day. It’s that kind of warm, inviting place where you order a simple bite of...
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1063 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
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From the outside, Ching Ching Cha looks like any other commercial establishment but walk inside and you’ll be transported to a teahouse somewhere in China. Sunlight pours in from the skylights above and soothing music sounds from the speakers. The...
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3211 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
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Whether you're looking for a quick cup of coffee to jump start your day or a place to surf on your laptop or to socialize with friends or your date, Northside Social is always offering something fresh. This charming Clarendon neighborhood cafe and...
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Home to Darnell's dive bar at night, this hipster "pop-up" coffee shop (named for co-owner Jonas Singer's blind dog, Baxter) during the day gives the U Street/Shaw neighborhood a quaint and laid-back breakfast/lunch nook for laptop users,...
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475 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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Get your java fix on at this often overlooked Chinatown/Penn Quarter gem a couple of blocks east of the neighborhood's Friendship Arch. A bright, exposed-brick storefront with basic furniture and funky music where uber-friendly and efficient...
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1700 1st St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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This Bloomingdale neighborhood fixture is home to an inviting atmosphere, with friendly staff and patrons, an exposed brick interior, and a fantastic outdoor patio surrounded by vines. By day, it's a casual and lovely coffeehouse where you can...
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1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
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Located along the historic Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O Canal), this laid-back neighborhood bakery and coffeehouse is one of my favorite hangouts in D.C. Baked and Wired serves delicious food and drinks in a cozy atmosphere. The space is adorned with...
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924 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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La Colombe—which sits on Blagdon Alley, a row of 19th-century buildings—is the sort of place that baristas go to caffeinate. Try a single-origin option: La Colombe’s buyers source beans from farmers they know by first name.
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1924 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
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If you’re hooked on rich, bright coffee made pour-over style, the Wydown is your day’s first stop. Grab a lavender scone, too. This appeared in the March/April 2015 issue.
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2007 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
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By night, the staff makes sherry cocktails. By day, it makes coffee ones. Try the Kenya Cola, a curious mix of joe, three bitters, and soda water that tastes like Coke for grown-ups. This appeared in the March/April 2015 issue.