Ten Coffee Shops that are Hot to Trot

Fuel for the day has become a pleasurable indulgence for many, no longer are we satisfied with stale, weak Folgers. People want beautifully presented coffee made from freshly ground beans with health-conscious stir-ins - think coconut milk over Coffee Mate - served in an inviting, picturesque setting with cozy seating (and don’t forget the WiFi). Local coffee shops are rising to the challenge, serving freshly roasted and ground coffee, each with their own unique twist, against beautiful backdrops. Whether you are looking for a place to meet friends or somewhere to work, D.C. and VA coffee shops have you covered.

Washington, D.C.
Philz Coffee
Navy Yard
Philz Coffee is a laid-back chain specializing in custom-blended coffee, as well as tea, specialty drinks, and pastries.

Pleasant Pops
Adams Morgan
Pleasant Pops is a coffee and gourmet goods shop serving locally sourced bites and Mexican popsicles in urban-rustic digs.

Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar
Filter Coffeehouse is a cozy cafe, with exposed-brick decor, that serves locally roasted coffee, tea, and pastries.

Bluestone Lane
West End
Bluestone Lane is an industrial-chic setting for Australian-inspired coffee drinks, juices, and health-conscious cafe fare.

Republik Coffee Bar
Republik Coffee Bar has a modern feel with dark wood and table seating. Their specialty drinks include the Cara-Mallow and Raspberry Cookie Crumble, served hot, iced or frozen.

Boccato Gelato & Espresso
Boccato is a spacious cafe filled with ornate chandeliers, vintage candlesticks and plenty of cozy seating. It boasts Stumptown coffee, a gelato bar, and empanadas.

Caffe Amouri Coffee Roaster
Caffe Amouri features 20-25 freshly roasted coffee blends, French-pressed coffee, and its signature Caffe Amouri. It also sells Italian cream sodas, hot chocolate, and frappes.

Bourbon Coffee
Bourbon Coffee offers an extensive food menu, including soups, wraps, breakfast, lunch sandwiches, panini, and smoothies, as well as their Bourbon bean coffee sourced directly from Rwanda.

Old Town
Beans—including African, American, and Indonesian—are hand-picked and hand-roasted daily by roasters at Misha’s. Though light on food, there are snacks and Buzz Bakery cupcakes on hand.

St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub
Del Ray
St. Elmo’s is a cozy, neighborhood coffee house, billing itself as “Del Ray’s living room.” Enjoy ample study space, espresso, and a host of all-day food options.