Of course I had to find some great coffee in Washington, DC during my recent trip. This time, I did not have to look far, finding a great café in NoMa across the street from my hotel. I also found another decent one near the Convention Center.
Great Coffee In Washington, DC
I planned to head to Adams Morgan to try a few coffee shops…I’ve heard that trendy neighborhood of DC has several nice places. But I was staying at the Hyatt Place in NoMa, a gentrifying, former industrial area in the Northeast quadrant of the District full of construction and new high-rise apartment buildings.
The coffee shop was called Sweet Science Coffee and directly across the street from my hotel. Indoor dining is once again permitted in the District of Columbia.
Sweet Science Coffee
35 N Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
8:00AM – 3:00PM (Monday – Friday)
8:00AM – 4:00PM (Saturday, Sunday)
I ordered a cappuccino and it turned out to be so good I had a second…
With fast wi-fi and no annoying music blaring, this was also a nice place to spend a couple hours working.
On my last trip to DC in March, I tried out a place called La Colombe Coffee Roasters just a short walk from the Convention Center. This is a chain based in Philadelphia and even has three locations in the Los Angeles area (and five in DC).
La Colombe Coffee Roasters
924 Rear N Street NW (Blagden Alley)
Washington, DC 20001
8:00AM – 3:00PM
My cappuccino was good, though fair warning: Tiffany from OMAAT did not like her coffee. I loved the cup and saucer the coffee was served in and although missing that ideal blend of chocolate and berries that makes for the best espresso, it was 10x better than the nearby Starbucks.
The point of this series of coffee posts is not just to pick one or two coffee shop in any given city, but to compile a list of coffee shops that are worth drinking at. I would welcome your contributions in the comments section below. But I do recommend both coffee shops above in one of my favorite cities in the world.