14 Best Coffee Shops In Washington DC

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Here are 14 best coffee shops in Washington DC To take your date this Valentines Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day coffee lovers! Since it’s already the 21st-century lengthy dinners, silent cinema screenings and walks in the park are not on trend these days. With the sweater weather outside the ideal Valentine’s date, today is a coffee date. It’s warm, cozy, and guaranteed that you will not regret it.

As you prepare your plans for the day, let ‘s take a tour of the 14 Valentine’s Day Coffee Venues in Washington DC.

Baked and Wired

Baked and Wired Washington DC Coffee Shops
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If you are looking for the best cupcake in town Baked and Wired is the place to go to. This artsy coffee place is located in Georgetown hotspot where they are known for there excellent coffee, scrumptious baked goods, and friendly, skilled baristas.

Address: 1726 20th Street NW, Washington, DC, USA (Dupont) | Tel No: (+1 202) 234 5837

Sidamo Coffee & Tea

Sidamo Coffee and Tea Washington DC Coffee Shop
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If you want to feel that you are in Ethiopia, Sidamo Coffee & Tea is the place to be. A family-owned Ethiopian coffee shop that has become an icon on the ever-changing H Street Corridor. Sidamo Coffee & Tea roast their own organically grown coffee beans right in their shop and every Sunday at 2 pm they host a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony.

Address: 417 H Street NE, Washington, DC, USA| Tel No: (+1 202) 548 0081

Big Bear Cafe

Big Bear Washington Dc Coffee Shops
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Big Bear Cafe is a huge neighborhood favorite in Bloomingdale, with an ever-changing coffee menu, spacious patio, lunch and, dinner service. An ideal place for your first date where you can get to know over a cup of coffee, and maybe going to the next level for a cozy dinner date.

Address:1700 1st St NW Washington, D.C. 20001| Tel No: (202) 643-9222

Bump ‘n Grind

Bump n' Grind Washington DC coffee shops
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Single for Valentine’s day? Why not visit Bump ‘n Grind maybe you can bump into Mr. right this Valentine’s day? Located in Silver Spring where you can enjoy a good cup of pour over while enjoying good sounds of their vinyl records.

Address: 1200 E West Hwy Silver Spring, MD 20910| Tel No: (301) 588-8000

Colada Shop

Coloda Shop Washington DC Coffee Shop

With the hues of pinks on this shop, there is no doubt you feel the love inside Colada Shop. residence now in DC have now taste their signature Cafe Cubano – a shot of coffee, sweetened with whipped sugar and Cafe Bon Bon – espresso and sweetened condensed milk.

Address: 1405 T St NW Washington, D.C. 20009

Grace Street Coffee Roasters

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Georgetown has a new, locally owned coffee shop in Grace Street Coffee Roasters, located in a shared space with South Block Juice Co. and SUNdeVICH sandwich shop. Try Grace Street’s housemade vanilla syrup or specialty drinks such as the espresso shrub.

Address:  3210 Grace St NW Washington, D.C. 20007

Java House

Java_House_DC coffee shop

Java House is a place where you can linger with your drink or have a long talk with your special someone while enjoying an espresso. Java House has a long reputation for delivering great tasting coffee beans. They offer beans from Africa, the Caribbean, South America, and Hawaii.

Address: 1645 Q St NW Washington, D.C. 20009 | Tel No: (202) 387-6622

Kafe Bohem

Kafe Bohem Coffee Shop
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Kafe Bohem is one of the early pioneers in Washington, D.C.’s popular Shaw neighborhood at 6th and Florida Ave (just a block from the Shaw’s metro stop). A place where you can enjoy a cup of Joe and, mingle with friends or have a cozy talk with your special someone. Kafe Bohem also has a free wifi which we think is essential to every coffee shop.

Address: 600 Florida Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20001 | Tel No: (202) 735-5095

Killer E.S.P.


Twin Peaks fans may want to head over to Killer E.S.P for coffee/espresso from Stumptown Coffee Roasters and sweets from Dangerously Delicious Pies. Oh and that s? That stands for sorbet, which is made at the shop.

Address: 1012 King St Alexandria, VA 22314 | Tel No: (703) 869-6522

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

Kramerswbooks and afterwords coffee shop DC
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Kramerbooks is a combination bookstore, coffee shop and restaurant, and a popular date night choice among D.C. residents.

Address: 1517 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20036 | Tel No: (202) 387-1400

Northside Social Coffee & Wine

North Side Social Coffee and Wine coffee shop DC
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Come for the Wi-Fi, stay for the pistachio apricot scones. Northside Social is a great place to grab a French press (if you can find a seat among all the lingering Arlingtonians); it transitions into more of a wine bar in the evenings. This is a great place where you can mingle and get your love story to next level.

Address: 3211 Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA 22201 | Tel No: (703) 465-0145

Politics & Prose


Politics & Prose DC coffee shop
Politics & Prose

One of the city’s best independent bookstores also functions as a relaxed coffee shop and cafe for the Connecticut Avenue crowd. The cafe underwent renovations in 2016 and is now under management from neighbors Little Red Fox.

Address: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20008 | Tel No: (202) 364-1919


Royal Front DC Coffee Shop

Royal occupies a unique, all-day space in the D.C. scene, as kind of a hybrid cafe and restaurant. In the morning, go for Counter Culture Coffee and matcha lattes, and don’t forget to add a breakfast sandwich or arepa.

Address: 501 Florida Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20001 | Tel No: (202) 332-7777


Slipstream coffee shops DC
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Slipstream on 14th Street NW sources its beans from Madcap Coffee. Order a coffee or espresso along with a very social media-shareable avocado toast — because the airy space has the best light for Instagrams.


Address: 1333 14th St NW Washington, D.C. 20005 | Tel No: (202) 450-2216

If you still don’t feel satisfied and feel like you want to up the game, then there is only one thing left to do: a coffee shop crawl. Spend a day drinking delicious coffee in as many of these stunning locations across Washington DC. Get to know your date and their coffee drinking habits.