I visited D.C. over the weekend of the 9th to see an exhibit by one of my favorite artists- Robert Irwin. After that I had a couple days to kill and I decided I would go on a coffee tour of the Capitol. Based on recommendations from friends and cafes that I stumbled upon, I managed to visit 9 cafes in the D.C. area. Below are my comments on each one. Check out the map above for information on location and my recommendation.
Green Star = Best coffee in the area!
Green Pin = I visited and the coffee was good
Blue Pin = I visited a different branch and the coffee was good
Red Pin = I did not visit any of these cafes
Diamond = Would not recommend, better coffee nearby
My strategy was to hit all the outliers that had late closing times on my first “day” from about 3-8, and then sweep the Green/Orange line stops on my way to Union Station on day 2. I decided to add peregrine to the list of day 1 locations so that I would have about 4 cafes on day one and 4 on day two- to even out the coffee intake. The day one list was peregrine, filter (since foggy bottom was closed on the weekends, I ended up going to Dupont circle), Baked and Wired, and finally Northside Social, which was far away but had late hours.
Day two began, surprisingly, with Slipstream and Dolecezza, which I happened to run into on the way to Compass Coffee. After Compass I hopped a bus down to Chinatown Coffee Co and finally La Colombe.