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R. Lopez

A Dozen Places Where Coffee Is $2 or Less

A dozen places where caffeine doesn't exceed $2.

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| R. Lopez

A cup of coffee can be solely utilitarian. It's part of many morning rituals and gets the day going and give workers the energy (slash courage) needed to head into the office. But that burst of caffeine shouldn't require breaking a $5 bill. Fortunately, there are at least a dozen spots where two George Washingtons is all it takes to get a morning caffeine fix. And some of these cafes offer quite fancy coffee options, but there are deals to be had. Just make sure to bring a few coins for a tip.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bakers & Baristas

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501 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 347-7893
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In Chinatown, Bakers & Baristas serves a 12 oz. coffee for $1.90 and 8 oz. for $1.65. [Photo: Facebook]

2. Chinatown Coffee Company

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475 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 559-7656
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One of Chinatown Coffee Company's most affordable menu items is $1.82 for an 8 oz. coffee. [Photo: Facebook]

3. Northside Social - Coffee & Wine

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3211 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 465-0145
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This coffee shop and bar and social gathering spot in Clarendon charges $2 for a small coffee. [Photo: Facebook]

4. Habit

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3155 Mount Pleasant Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20010
The new Australian-stylle coffee shop inside Mt. Pleasant's Filipino restaurant Purple Patch serves M.E. Swing Coffee starting at $1.80. [Photo: Facebook]

5. The Royal

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501 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
At this Colombian spot in LeDroit Park, drip coffee is $2.50 but if diners bring their own cup, it's $0.50 off (plus less work for the staff).

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6. Illy Caffè

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1143 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 775-0800
The cafe on New Hampshire Avenue in DC's West End (in the Renaissance Dupont) only charges $1.90 for a cup of coffee. That's definitely one of the better deals in the neighborhood.

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7. Soho Tea & Coffee

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2150 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 463-7646
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Close to Dupont Circle, the neighborhood coffee shop charges $2 for a regular cup of coffee. [Photo: Facebook]

8. Maketto

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1351 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 838-9972
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The love boat espresso from Vigilante in the upstairs cafe is $2. [Photo: Facebook]

9. Mia's Coffeehouse

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101 15th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 546-0838
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It may not be a lot, but the espresso packs a punch and is only $2 at the newest coffee shop in Capitol Hill's Hill East neighborhood. They're working with Irving Farm Roasters for their coffee. [Photo: Facebook]

10. Love 'n Faith Community Cafe

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2424 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 299-0704
For less than $2, you can score drip coffee on 14th Street at this coffee shop that's also an ice cream parlor. It's kind of like finding a unicorn. [Photo: Facebook]

11. Flying Fish Coffee and Tea

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3064 Mount Pleasant St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 299-0141
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In Mt. Pleasant, Flying Fish has 8 oz of hot coffee for only $2. [Photo: Facebook]

12. Extra Perks Coffee Shop

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822 N Fairfax St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 706-5886
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The diner in Old Town Alexandria has traditional breakfast foods as well as a 12 oz cup of coffee for $1.75.

[Photo: Federico N./Yelp.com]

1. Bakers & Baristas

501 7th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
In Chinatown, Bakers & Baristas serves a 12 oz. coffee for $1.90 and 8 oz. for $1.65. [Photo: Facebook]
501 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

2. Chinatown Coffee Company

475 H St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
One of Chinatown Coffee Company's most affordable menu items is $1.82 for an 8 oz. coffee. [Photo: Facebook]
475 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

3. Northside Social - Coffee & Wine

3211 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
This coffee shop and bar and social gathering spot in Clarendon charges $2 for a small coffee. [Photo: Facebook]
3211 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

4. Habit

3155 Mount Pleasant Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20010
The new Australian-stylle coffee shop inside Mt. Pleasant's Filipino restaurant Purple Patch serves M.E. Swing Coffee starting at $1.80. [Photo: Facebook]
3155 Mount Pleasant Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20010

5. The Royal

501 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
At this Colombian spot in LeDroit Park, drip coffee is $2.50 but if diners bring their own cup, it's $0.50 off (plus less work for the staff).

[Photo: R. Lopez]

501 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

6. Illy Caffè

1143 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
The cafe on New Hampshire Avenue in DC's West End (in the Renaissance Dupont) only charges $1.90 for a cup of coffee. That's definitely one of the better deals in the neighborhood.

[Photo: Official]

1143 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

7. Soho Tea & Coffee

2150 P St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
Close to Dupont Circle, the neighborhood coffee shop charges $2 for a regular cup of coffee. [Photo: Facebook]
2150 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

8. Maketto

1351 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
The love boat espresso from Vigilante in the upstairs cafe is $2. [Photo: Facebook]
1351 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

9. Mia's Coffeehouse

101 15th St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
It may not be a lot, but the espresso packs a punch and is only $2 at the newest coffee shop in Capitol Hill's Hill East neighborhood. They're working with Irving Farm Roasters for their coffee. [Photo: Facebook]
101 15th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

10. Love 'n Faith Community Cafe

2424 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
For less than $2, you can score drip coffee on 14th Street at this coffee shop that's also an ice cream parlor. It's kind of like finding a unicorn. [Photo: Facebook]
2424 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

11. Flying Fish Coffee and Tea

3064 Mount Pleasant St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
In Mt. Pleasant, Flying Fish has 8 oz of hot coffee for only $2. [Photo: Facebook]
3064 Mount Pleasant St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

12. Extra Perks Coffee Shop

822 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314
The diner in Old Town Alexandria has traditional breakfast foods as well as a 12 oz cup of coffee for $1.75.

[Photo: Federico N./Yelp.com]

822 N Fairfax St
Alexandria, VA 22314

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