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The Coffee Bar

The Coffee Bar

Coffee Shop$$$$
U-Street, Washington
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    Sila D.
    "get the 'dirty chai' iced - it's delicious."(5 Tips)
    Jake F.
    "You've got to get the cortado - just perfect"(7 Tips)
    Evan C.
    "I got the Cardamom Latte and it was delicious!"(3 Tips)
    Andy M.
    "Amazing place , great service, attentive staff!"(5 Tips)
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  • Evan C.heart icon on user image
    Evan ChenFebruary 6, 2018
    If you want something different and unique, I recommend trying one of their signature drinks. I got the Cardamom Latte and it was delicious!
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MaioranaMarch 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good spot to people watch and they have a lot of cool art books to browse through in the window seats. I think it's best to read or hangout here. Save your work for Starbucks, home, or the office.
  • Carmin R.heart icon on user image
    Carmin RuggieroMarch 22, 2013
    Best service, cafe atmosphere and the owner Cait is a doll! Oh yeah, and they also do justice by the Jedi counsel of baristas with THE BEST coffee in DC!!
  • Eric B.
    Eric BreeseOctober 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Outdoor seating shines, as do the knowledgable and enthusiastic baristas. I find the café itself to be a bit dim.
  • Cassidyheart icon on user image
    CassidyFebruary 12, 2017
    Pequa yogurt, fab homemade granola and a mean Americano. cute space with indoor and outdoor seating (weather permitting).
  • Nathan H.heart icon on user image
    Nathan HartmannJuly 12, 2015
    Best coffee shop for hanging out. Good music, low noise level, spacious inside, with outdoor seating, too. Coffee options are great. My #1 recommendation in DC.
  • Daniel G.heart icon on user image
    Daniel GraysonJanuary 30, 2017
    Wifi, comfy seats, a cozy vibe, and nice music. The coffee is good, too. I great place to hang out or meet someone for a quiet chat.
  • Steve L.heart icon on user image
    Steve LeeOctober 2, 2021
    The almond croissant was amazing..! The coffee and service is great too.
  • Josh H.heart icon on user image
    Josh HigginsMay 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Honey Badger. Four shots of espresso, mixed in with some honey and half and half, shaken over ice. Great for a quick, tasty, refreshing pick-me-up.
  • Reggie L.heart icon on user image
    Reggie LeonardMarch 11, 2015
    Cool vibe, cool location, lame morning options, imo. No pour-overs until 11am, which I found out at 10:45am. They only had 1, boring cup of Colombian on tap. I'd like to try a pour over another time.
  • Jake F.heart icon on user image
    Jake FrasierAugust 27, 2014
    Grab a seat outside, ask for your drink for here, and enjoy a good book. Great ambience here.
  • Collin C.heart icon on user image
    Collin ChartierDecember 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a single origin cortado or Beespoke Ethiopia pour over. Excellent coffee selections.
  • Sandra W.
    Consistently excellent service and top-notch coffee. Whether you're a regular or a first-time visitor, you're guaranteed a warm welcome and a great cup of joe.
  • Maria S.
    Maria SigillitoApril 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Very nice space. My favorite cafe interior in DC. Bar stool height chairs are not only functional but stylish. Space to walk around. Great coffee.
  • Jarrad H.heart icon on user image
    Jarrad HubbardMarch 7, 2016
    Like hipsters? Like coffee! You'll enjoy TCB.
  • Behrad Eatsheart icon on user image
    Behrad EatsDecember 8, 2015
    This hidden gem is a comfy little independent coffee shop.
  • Danielle E.heart icon on user image
    Danielle EvansJune 3, 2016
    The dirty chai and the mocha are the best!!! Especially if they're made by Cooper or Matt!!!
  • Tyler B.heart icon on user image
    Tyler BurgessDecember 18, 2014
    Had the Mocha. Was delicious! Great drinks and vibe.
  • Bob B.heart icon on user image
    Bob BrierApril 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the "iced" cortado - 4 shots of espresso, honey, cream, shaken with ice. Delicious!
  • Jake F.heart icon on user image
    Jake FrasierAugust 9, 2014
    You've got to get the cortado - just perfect
  • Chris P.heart icon on user image
    Chris PolicinoAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Lattes are delicious! Favorite so far in the area.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 14, 2013
    A go-to for a shot of espresso when you're looking for a caffeine fix.
  • Matt S.heart icon on user image
    Matt ShobeFebruary 16, 2020
    Crowded in waves on any weekend - but the service is fast and people are friendly.
  • Sila D.heart icon on user image
    Sila DMay 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    get the 'dirty chai' iced - it's delicious. you won't regret it.
  • Chris P.heart icon on user image
    Chris PolicinoAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome and hearty biscotti! Anise/almond/choco dipped is a-ok!
  • Brooke H.
    Brooke HardingFebruary 26, 2018
    Love their outdoor tables, latte's here are great!
  • 🤖🐵 Andrew S.
    🤖🐵 Andrew SteinFebruary 25, 2013
    Best hot chocolate I've ever had. Milky, chocolatey, perfect amount of sweet. DAMN.
  • trillateezyheart icon on user image
    trillateezyNovember 30, 2014
    Very good coffee! Cool "choose your own adventure" style menu.
  • Eugene K.heart icon on user image
    Eugene KimSeptember 20, 2019
    Great place to work, with outdoor seating
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WoolfApril 20, 2013
    Cortado + caramel wafer ftw. Good coffee and good ambience but needs more seating.
  • Lynn N.
    Lynn NguyenJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Vanilla late is delicious! Could work on better baked goods/snacks.
  • Rudi R.heart icon on user image
    Rudi RietNovember 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The cardamom latté is exquisite.
  • Danyel S.heart icon on user image
    Danyel SmithFebruary 13, 2016
    great atmosphere. yummy caffeine.
  • Abbie W.
    Abbie WApril 2, 2013
    Dirty chai is a winner. Great vibe and friendly service at this coffe shop.
  • Mario B.heart icon on user image
    Mario BarrajaDecember 8, 2015
    Special place in the heart of shaw
  • Zoe C.heart icon on user image
    Zoe CareyJuly 14, 2016
    Great coffee and yummy zucchini bread
  • Nicole S.heart icon on user image
    Nicole SheaMarch 23, 2014
    The cardamom latte and dirty chai are sooo good!!!
  • Ben D.
    Ben DruckerDecember 15, 2014
    DC hipsterdom. Sit with writers and designers on couches and armchairs.
  • Alex S.heart icon on user image
    Alex SimonFebruary 7, 2015
    Minimalist decor, great espresso
  • Kamaria S.
    Kamaria SalauJuly 26, 2013
    The Wi-fi password is Espresso but make sure you're fully charged upon arrival. Outlets are extremely limited if not at the bar.
  • Amy C.heart icon on user image
    Amy CummingsApril 15, 2018
    Grab a latte and sit in the bay window.
  • Azad A.
    Azad Amir-GhassemiSeptember 7, 2014
    Nice working atmosphere, pour overs.
  • Jason H.heart icon on user image
    Jason HermanFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Very difficult to find a place to sit but worth it!
  • Lani P.heart icon on user image
    Lani PrunésFebruary 23, 2019
    The tea is good, often run out of baked goods
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BryceDecember 17, 2012
    Real friendly folks! Great atmosphere! I'm comin' back for sure
  • Andy M.
    Andy MurphyFebruary 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing place , great service, attentive staff!
  • AlHanouf A.heart icon on user image
    AlHanouf AlHenakiNovember 14, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Friendly & good the coffee!
  • Cesar C.heart icon on user image
    Cesar CalderonMay 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Order the cortado. Simply sensational!
  • Erin P.
    Erin PFebruary 18, 2013
    Great cappuccino! Simple and delicious.
  • Shivani S.heart icon on user image
    Shivani SehgalJune 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious coffee and biscotti!
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