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.
Compass Coffee (in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center)
DeliZique (0.1 miles)
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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.
Killer E.S.P. (0.2 miles)
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.
Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee (0.2 miles)
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.
Kintsugi (0.3 miles)
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.
Seylou (0.3 miles)
Breakfast pizza from Seylou in Shaw - Breakfast places to eat near the convention center in DC
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.
Milk Bar CityCenterDC (0.3 miles)
Milkquakes from Milk Bar - Bakeries near Washington, DC's convention center
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.
Bakers & Baristas (0.5 miles)