5 Favorite Coffee Shops in Washington, D.C.

Coffee, in my opinion, is a huge part of D.C. culture. Many people here are working long hours and a good cup of joe is one of the ways we push through. But don’t let the “cup of joe” bit fool you — the coffee is anything but average. In the span of a few blocks, you can find at least two to three different types of cafés with drinks that range from regular drip coffee to the fanciest lattes.

Joe & The Juice
I love going into this place because it makes me feel like I’m back in New York. The dark vibes with the splash of pink and yellow is so pretty. Not only does Joe & The Juice have really good coffee, but as the name connotes, great juices. This is a great spot to hang out with friends or, if you telework, a great spot to work.
What I ordered: Drip coffee

Philz Coffee
This was actually the very first pour over cafe that I ever visited. It’s a quick 15-minute walk from where I live so when I work from home, I’ll sometimes go here to treat myself. One downside: it’s usually crowded and bustling with students and people working. But if you’re lucky enough to find a seat it’s a great place to enjoy a special coffee experience.
What I ordered: Philtered Soul

Blue Bottle Coffee
This is a beautiful coffee shop with a really clean and fresh aesthetic. Fun fact: It’s named after one of Europe’s first cafes, “The Blue Bottle Coffee House.”
What I ordered: Almond milk latte

Firehook Bakery & Coffeehouse
If you’re looking for a fabulous pastry or cake to go along with your coffee, this is definitely the place to go. It doesn’t have the eye-catching appeal that the other shops that I listed do, but it’s always consistent and one of my go-to spots.
What I ordered: Almond milk latte

Boulangerie Christophe
Everyone who knows me, knows that Georgetown is my favorite neighborhood in D.C. so it would make sense that my favorite coffee shop is located here. I love going to Boulangerie Christophe because the staff is so warm and friendly. It also has some of the best French pastries in the city. This is the only location so you really get that unique, one-of-a-kind vibe when you walk in.
What I ordered: Medium roast drip coffee

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