My Top 5 Coffee Shops in DC

Washington, DC, USA

Compass Coffee

800 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

It should come as No surprise that Compass Coffee made it onto this list. The baristas there are so friendly ( at every single location that I have visited ) and they just make me feel like I am at home. Which is a win win for me because I tend to probably sit there for a few hours just writing, reading or even creating content. DC doesn't really have much aesthetically pleasing coffee shops as like New York City or even San Diego but we make do with what we have.


904 Palmer Alley NW, Washington, DC 20268

My love for Dolcezza was introduced by my love Austin ( you can check out his amazing instagram page here ). I would always see Dolcezza around but I wasn't much of a latte drinker or wanting to spend so much on coffee. My Maccas ( Mcdonalds ) and my Starbucks days are basically over now. Dolcezza has a couple locations around the city but I normally venture to 2 locations but I think my favourite one is the one by City Center. It's so bright and close to Chinatown. 

La Colombe

924 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001

Kinda similar to Compass Coffee in a sense expect La Colombe is more of my aesthetic. With the brick walls and beautiful neutral tones. I thrive whenever I visit because the place just gives off this vibe that makes me feel relaxed and create. My fav location is actually one that Austin took me to that is literally hidden in an alley. 

Grace Street Coffee

3210 Grace St NW, Washington, DC 20007

I don't visit Grace Street as much as I would want to anymore because well to get there is a trek. Not that I don't mind once in awhile but for my everyday spot. It's not for me. This was where Marj and I met. Online not in person. She reached out to me right after and we have been friends ever since. 

The Coffee Bar 

1201 S St NW, Washington, DC 20009

The Coffee Bar was the very first "coffee shop" that I visited. I actually loved it & I didn't know at the time that they had another location but now that I do...I actually prefer visiting the other location more. It's definitely more my aesthetic!