The Best Washington, D.C. Coffee Shops To Do Work Online
by Bryan Zupan
on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 at 1:35pm.
Drip. Drip. Drip. That's the last drop of fresh coffee in the coffee maker being splashed and you realize another pot has not been brewed. You drag yourself over with your empty mug wondering why this day may not start well if you haven't gotten your morning cup of joe. And you know you have a whole day left full of online chorse, such as shopping or paying bills or searching for your dream home in the Washington, D.C. area on SIG's online real estate listing database. Fear not, the D.C. area has some of the best coffee shops to get your morning, afternoon, or evening fix while working away on your laptop and searching for nearby homes. Here are the top 10 spots for you to check out this summer and a variety of SIG search tools for homebuyers at your disposal.
Baked & Wired - 1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW - Want cupcakes along with your steaming cup of coffee? Then this is the place to go. Known for pairing its drinks with Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Intelligentsia, PT's Coffee Roasting Co. and Elixr Coffee, you are sure to get your fix while surfing the internet over free WiFi. While you're online, take a look at these homes in the area.
Blue Bottle Coffee - 1046 W Potomac Ave NW (multiple locations) - migrating here from Oakland, CA, this coffee brand has sure gained a following of fans obsessed with their New Orleans-style iced coffee and the cascara fizz, a soda made with coffee cherries and lemon.
Bourbon Coffee - 2102 L St NW (multiple locations) - It's 5 o'clock somewhere right? A Rwanda based coffee chain, sources its coffee beans through direct trade routes, which improves sustainability, direct partnerships with farmers, and fair trade practices in a developing country. Check out these nearby homes.
Colada Shop - 1405 T St NW (multiple locations) - this rooftop friendly coffee shop offers DC residents to try the famous Cafe Cubano (a shot of coffee, sweetened with whipped sugar) or Cafe Bon Bon (espresso and sweetened condensed milk) under the glorious sun. Be sure to bring your sunscreen and taste buds on a hot summer day.
Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters - 520 12th St South Suite 150 - Meet the sibling shop of the Java Shack. With nitro cold brew coffee on tap, a pour over station, and a glass-enclosed cupping room, this coffee shop is sure keep your buzz flowing for hours.
Compass Coffee - 1535 7th St NW (multiple locations) - established by two former veterans from Afghanistan, this coffee shop has locations that have popped up in Shaw, Chinatown, near U Street, inside the Convention Center, and downtown at 18th and I streets NW. As you sip your coffee or enjoy a snack, search all the homes for sale in the area.
Dolcezza - 1418 14th St NW (multiple locations) - mostly known for its delicious gelato, Dolcezza has quite a coffee bean spread across the country. The first downtown Dolcezza location debuted in 2015 in a light-filled, marble-accented shop befitting the City Center DC space. And don't forget the original location in Georgetown along M street.
Grace Street Coffee Roasters - 3210 Grace St NW - this locally owned shop shares space with the South Block Juice Co where you can purchase delicious juices and sandwiches with your morning cup of joe. If you are one of those people who like their coffee with juice in the morning, this is the perfect place for you.
Maketto - 1351 H St NW - The coffee bar offers a full range of espresso drinks and pour-overs and is part of a multi-level complex, including a restaurant and a retail level serving up high-end streetwear, launched by chef Erik Bruner-Yang. With its modern feel and look, the cafe is sure to help keep you focused as you work to your heart's content.
Phillz Coffee - 1827 Adams Mill Rd NW (multiple locations) - Not Peet's Coffee, but San Francisco based Phillz Coffee Shop offers 20 customized house blends to choose from, with colorful monikers such as "Sooo Good" and "Ambrosia Coffee of God." Making its debut in Adams Morgan, this shop is set to expand to Dupont as well as the northern VA area later this year. This is a great shop to relax and use the WiFi to work or search for your next home.
Over the past couple of years, there has been a wave of independent coffee shops - not like your average Starbucks or Peets coffee - that have sprung up just around the corner from your DC condo. If you are looking for a great place to chill, work, eat, read, and scroll online for your ideal home, even if it's for your first time, make sure to check out one of these great spaces and find a comfort similar to that of your own home. If you need to get in touch with SIG, feel free to reach out as well.