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14 Coffee Shops & Bakeries Near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
In need of a quick coffee break in between sessions or meetings? Check out these DC coffee shops and bakeries all within walking distance of the convention center.
Downtown DC has a variety of coffee shops and cafes fit for a business meeting or a quick break while at a convention in town. Here’s a guide to some local favorites that are sure to please meeting attendees.
No need to go far with a quick caffeine fix at Compass Coffee right in the grand lobby of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. From herbal teas and pour-over coffees to specialty lattes, this local DC coffee roaster is bound to strike your fancy.
Check out the cafe-style breakfast fare, made-to-order sandwiches, coffee and snacks at this local go-to spot. From espressos and smoothies to killer breakfast sandwiches, DeliZique has a variety of options.
Craft coffee roaster La Colombe offers a grab-and-go draft latte in a can, cold brew on tap and several savory and sweet delights.
Located in the heart of Chinatown, Killer E.S.P. offers a variety of specialty coffee, loose-leaf teas and a diverse menu of pies from the infamous Dangerously Delicious Pies (including everything from sweet pies to savory pies and quiches). In addition, gluten-free pastries and empanadas are also available in this grab-and-go shop.
Any sweets lover in DC will tell you this local bakeshop is a feast for your eyes. Pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac brings an array of unique muffins, scones, filled croissants and freshly baked cookies to accompany the perfect latte.
The popular DC gelato chain has many shops throughout the city, offering its award-winning gelato menu and a perfectly brewed cup of coffee. As the winner of the Best Gelato in DC for four years in a row (Washington City Paper) and winner of the Best Coffee and Croissants in the Area (Trip Advisor), this is one spot you won’t want to miss.
A unique homegrown market, Union Kitchen Grocery features cold-brew coffee, sandwich specials and a rotating menu on the hot bar, perfect for people on the go.
All-day coffee shop Kintsugi, located inside Eaton Workshop, offers various beverages with fair trade coffee from Red Rooster Coffee (Floyd, Va.), Native American-inspired organic teas from Neakita and juices from Misfit Juicery. Daily doughnuts and muffins are compliments of James Beard-nominated pastry chef David Collier and many menu items are vegan and gluten-free. The shop also boasts plenty of seating.
The sister store to the popular Baked & Wired in Georgetown features daily fresh bread, savory oatmeal, morning sammies and so much more. Pop by for a quick drink and breakfast bite or later in the day to sit down for lunch.
This whole grain bakery is the perfect spot for a quick sweet treat or a coffee. Seylou offers customers a unique experience with a menu featuring 100% whole grain breads made in their wood-fried oven. Offerings include nutritious specialty items, pastries, coffees and teas.
As an award-winning bakery from Chef Christina Tosi, Milk Bar CityCenterDC is the spot for your sweet-tooth craving with delights ranking from cakes, cake truffles, cookies and milkshakes to accompany your mid-day coffee.
The Capital One Café allows guests to enjoy Peet’s Coffee while relaxing in a comfortable community space with locally baked treats, free WiFi and power outlets.
This local spot on H Street is conveniently located right by the metro with church bench seating and various culturally unique blends of coffee.
Bakers & Baristas combines hand-crafted baked daily pastries with locally roasted coffee from Vigilante Coffee Roasters. The sleek shop also offers savory croissants, quiche, cookies and muffins and seating for a casual coffee or business conversation.