So many choices, so little time. The Ten is your guide to the best of the best that D.C. has to offer.
This installment pays homage to the kings and queens of caffeine who keep this CityEats writer juiced at all hours of the day.
This boutique beanery in Petworth roasts hard-to-find varietals from around the globe, making it the premiere destination for java junkies.
Come for the coffee, stay for the expansive selection of cupcakes. And the gloriously gluttonous brownies. And the Hippie Crack (aka granola). This Georgetown favorite lives up to its name admirably.
With locations in Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom, this craft coffee shop exclusively uses beans locally sourced from Annapolis, Md.’s Ceremony Coffee Roasters. Half a dozen varieties are usually available as pour overs for discerning forty weight fans.
Whether you’re on Capitol Hill, browsing Union Market, or taking a trip down the 14th Street corridor, you should make time to grab a latte, dopio or a micro-brew at this hometown hero.
Hill staffers and hipsters alike love this Capitol Hill favorite. Make sure you order the addictive Nutella latte, which features a triple threat: chocolate, hazelnut and espresso.
If you’re not in the mood for some primo Joe, you can always opt for absinthe, beer, or wine here. Sweet tooths can also enjoy a paleta from Pleasant Pops or gelato from Dolcezza.
With a rich chocolaty start and an earthy, nutty finish, their Iced Ja Mocha alone is worth a trip over to H Street.
This long-loved AdMo institution is equal parts café and pick up joint. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to score a cappuccino and a cutie at the same time.
Recently appointed chef John Cochran has a Best New Chef award from Food & Wine on his mantle, so you can be assured of a fine meal to complement your Americano at this Eckington fixture.
Arlingtonians love to hang out for hours at this neighborhood cornerstone, which offers beautifully arted lattes alongside baked goodies and heartier fare like sandwiches and salads.