Baltimore-Washington DC Coffee Shops

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#1: Post by erics »

Here is a starting list of Baltimore-Washington coffee shops - all with two attributes in common: they serve good coffee and they care. As "experienced" readers know, threads of all types tend to die a slow death but I will continue to add to this list based on input. Please let that input be based on more than one visit.

Baltimore Metro Area:


Atwater's Belvedere Square

Aveley Farms Coffee Roasters

Baby's on Fire

BB's Cafe ... 804?ref=ts

Bird in Hand

Ceremony Coffee Roasters (multiple locations)


Dear Globe Coffee Roasters

Dooby's Coffee
Now fully open at 802 N. Charles St.

Gracefully Coffee Roasters

Ground and Griddled

Johnny's (a restaurant and coffee bar)

Milk and Honey Market


Order and Chaos

Park Cafe

Reister's Daughter

Sophomore Coffee ... 369871376/

Spro Coffee

Thread Coffee Roasters

Three Bean Coffee

Vent Coffee Roasters

Woodberry Kitchen*
*Yes, a restaurant, but you will be suitably impressed by BOTH the food & espresso offerings - open for dinner and Sat/Sun brunch only. Cuppings on Friday @ 10:00 but call first.

Washington DC Metro Area:

Baked and Wired

Bakers and Baristas

Bayou Bakery*
*OK - a little bit of prejudice - they also serve snowballs - they know what they're doing and I, most definitely, know what I'm tasting - try Nectar.

Bean & Bite

Big Bear Cafe

Bistro Bohem

(The) Blind Dog Café

Boccato Gelato & Espresso (two locations)

Bread Furst

Bump 'n Grind

Buzz (Bakery, Coffee, & Lounge-two locations)

Café Aficionado

Café Amouri

Cervantes Coffee

Clove and Cedar CoffeeBar

(The) Coffee Bar

Colony Club

Compass Coffee

Chinatown Coffee Co.

Dolcezza Gelato (several locations)

Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar (two locations)

Flying Fish Coffee & Tea ... 3889314205

Gregorys Coffee

Joe & The Juice ... -bethesda/

Kaldi's Coffee Bar
Exceptional desserts and pastries

Katie's Cars & Coffee

La Colombe

La Mano Coffee Bar

Love 'n Faith Community Café
A very people friendly place.

M.E. Swing Co. (2 locations - Alexandria is in "soft opening" mode)

Modern Times Coffee House

Nagadi Coffee

Northside Social

Peregrine Espresso (three locations)

Pitango Gelato (several locations)

Pound the Hill

Qualia Coffee

Room 11


Sweet Science Coffee

Ted's Bulletin

The Coffee Bar


Vigilante Coffee

Wydown Coffee Bar

Outside of Immediate Area, but Close

25 30 Espresso ... 9662326782

Caffe' Pronto

Ceremony Coffee Roasters

Evergrain Bread Co.

Hyperion Espresso

HypnoCoffee (two locations)

Lost Dog Coffee

Eric S.
E-mail: erics at rcn dot com


#2: Post by Javier »

Wow Eric! Thanks so much for providing this list (including websites) of the local local coffee shops.
Regards! Javier
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#3: Post by mikekarr »

I'd add Baked and Wired to the list in DC Metro

They serve Intelligentsia and Counter Culture and have made me some excellent V60 and espresso brews
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#4: Post by erics (original poster) »

You're so right about Baked & Wired - that was simply an unintentional omission which I have now corrected.

Eric S.
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#5: Post by wingding »

This is in the extreme commuting are of DC. Would be good for a destination during a spring road trip. Just about 12 miles from Martinsburg, WV located in Shepardstown, WV. Great atmosphere, great coffee.

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#6: Post by erics (original poster) »

Lost Dog Coffee has been added to the list - please provide refueling stops :)

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#7: Post by onthego »

If you're in or around Adams Morgan stop by Tryst.

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#8: Post by erics (original poster) »

Tryst has been added. I'm not too enthusiastic re Tryst but this thread is, most definitely, not what I like but what forum members have found to be good and worth multiple visits.

Eric S.
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#9: Post by Boldjava »

erics wrote: ...
Peregrine Espresso
I was in DC in August for a cupping class with Trish Rothgeb. After class we stopped at Peregrine's. I had the best macchiato that ever graced by lips. It's a definite.

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#10: Post by aindfan »

Filter Coffeehouse in the Dupont neighborhood absolutely deserves to be on the list, in my opinion. They do a great job serving Cafe Pronto espresso and SO V60.

And speaking of which... is Pronto itself too far out of the way?

Thanks Eric!
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