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Best Coffee & Tea Shops in Washington DC: Top Five Spots


Nothing is more relaxing than having a nice cup of coffee or tea, whether you are beginning a busy day or just got off work and need to blow off some steam. If you are in the DMV area, here are the best coffee and tea shops in Washington DC.

DUA DC Coffee

📌 923 15th St NW Washington DC 20005
☎️ (202) 347-4404

The Indonesian specialty coffee shop offers fantastic coffee-based drinks made of single-origin beans that come from the Indonesian islands. They take pride in sourcing their coffee beans through an ecologically sustainable production process.

Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, as well as to-go, pick-up, and delivery services. Baristas here not only make classics like brewed coffee, cappuccino, caramel latte, macchiato, dirty chai latte, brewed hibiscus tea, and others, but also signature beverages such as Cookies n’ Cream, Kopi Kedua, and Matcha Mango.

You can also opt for an iced drink or a delicious Indonesian snack.


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The Wydown Coffee Bar

📌 1924 14th St NW Washington DC 20009
☎️ (202) 507-8411

The highly popular coffee place has been serving the nation’s capital since 2013. They offer their customers both hot and iced drip coffee, along with classic black, Moroccon mint, and crimson berry tea options, and freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice made from 100 percent Florida fruits.

With the help of modern equipment and healthy ingredients including farm eggs, grass-fed milk, and unbleached flour, they create great coffee-based drinks, teas, cocktails, and scrumptious pastries featuring distinctive flavors.

Their coffees and teas are hand-picked on small farms. You can also hire them for their catering services. 


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La Colombe Coffee

📌 924 Rear N St NW Washington DC 20001
☎️ (202) 289-4850

Located in the downtown neighborhood of Shaw, La Colombe Coffee is another top-rated DC coffee shop.

Here you can find a variety of drinks such as drip coffee, pour-over, espresso, macchiato, cortado, americano, cappuccino, latte, mocha, tea, tisane, iced tea, chai tea latte, sachets, and more.

Drinks on tap include draft latte, cold brew, black & tan, oatmilk draft latte, oat black & tan, and nitro cold brew with lemon.

Among their snacks are biscotti, cheddar-scallion biscuits, canele, cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip cookies, various croissants, hummus boxes, chicken salads, and turkey sandwiches. 

Compass Coffee

📌 1535 7th St NW Washington DC 20001
☎️ (202) 251-7402

Another Shaw coffee shop, Compass Coffee offers customers ethically-sourced products that come from a trusted network of farmers around the world.

Their roasting team uses single-origin coffee beans, among other ingredients, while the flavor team does a great job crafting artisanal, seasonal flavors. They design every little detail with extra care and even build the furniture that is used in the business locations. 


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Creative Grounds DC

📌 1822 North Capitol St NW Washington DC 20002
☎️ (202) 730-2979

The coffee you can order here is produced by local roasters through ethical processes. But this innovative business is more than a coffee and tea shop.

It also features classes and workshops for adults and children. From visual arts — water-color, clay work, pastels, and drawing — to tech training — building, designing, and developing websites, using a digital SLR camera, and how to use digital imaging software — a number of useful classes are available. All required supplies are provided on-site for the participants.

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