The Best DC Coffee Shops, According to Our Students

In any new city, it’s great to find a coffee shop you love for your morning latte, to do a little studying, or just to unwind. This week we asked our students over Instagram (@wiidc) what their favorite coffee shops were in the city. Here’s what they said:

  1. Ebenezer’s Coffee — @ebenezerscoffeehouse

    Located downtown at 201 F St NE, Ebenezer’s was originally opened in 1908 as a diner that served “butter and eggs” to the Union Station travelers. It went largely unused for 25 years until it was purchased by National Community Church in 2002. It officially opened in 2006, and now serves coffee, tea, and specialty drinks, as well as breakfast bowls and sandwiches.

  2. Emissary — @emissary_dc

    Emissary in Dupont Circle, serving coffee, beer, wine, and cocktails from organic or local ingredients, emulates the Swedish-inspired “fika” vibe, which they define as “the Swedish notion [of] taking a moment to have coffee, slow down, and contemplate on your own or gather with friends, and savor the moment.” They have several vegan options and a daily happy hour!

  3. Saxby’s — @saxbys

    Saxby’s is a community-oriented regional chain with locations in Georgetown and Dupont. No Saxby’s location is the same, so be sure to check out the exclusive drinks at each DC Saxby’s. They have gourmet menus including cold brews, frolattes, and smoothies. Try the Salted Caramel Cold Brew at Georgetown!

  4. Colada Shop — @coladashop

    Located in a colorful building near Logan Circle, Colada Shop offers up Cuban-style coffee, food, and cocktails. Stop by for a café con leche and tostada, a croqueta, or the colada that inspires its name.

  5. Gregory’s Coffee —

    One of the Gregory’s Coffee locations is within 5 minutes of our offices, where our students take classes, so it’s popular with Washington Internship Institute students. In addition to delicious coffee, Gregory’s offers a range of fresh pastries, including donuts, cookies, and banana nut pound cakes.

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