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15 New Coffee Shops for Those Needing a Caffeine Hit

In most neighborhoods, caffeine is never too far away.

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The whole region seems to be awash in caffeine. From D.C.'s Northeast neighborhoods to downtown to the cluster of ultra-caffeinated Logan and Shaw, everywhere the city's constantly caffeinated masses turn, there seems to be a new coffee shop that just opened its doors.

Some, like The Coffee Bar, Compass Coffee, and La Colombe, that just had one location as recently as six months ago have morphed into two. Others, such as Filter, Zeke's, and the Colony Club, have brought specialty coffee to neighborhoods that may have only had a Starbucks — or nothing at all. For the true coffee nerds, there's even a new coffee shop in Adams Morgan that will make the geeks gag.

And in six months, there will certainly be more coffee shops to report on because morning, noon, or night, D.C. denizens need their caffeine to keep on hustling.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. a baked joint

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440 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 408-6985
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The newest outpost from Georgetown's Baked & Wired, Mt. Vernon is becoming more and more caffeinated by the day.

2. Bump 'N Grind

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1200 E West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 588-8000
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Coffee and vinyl records? Sounds like the ultimate hipster dream. And because it's so close to the Silver Spring Metro, even D.C.'s hipsters can get in on the action.

3. Colony Club

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3118 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 722-7202
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The Pleasant Plains Colony Club has Ceremony Coffee and serves the usual — cortados, mochas and espressos. But for those forgoing caffeine, there's plenty of alcohol to choose from as well.

4. Compass Coffee

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1911 8th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

This is Compass Coffee's second location. Coming to Shaw's newest mixed-use development, the recent arrival to the city's coffee scene is quickly expanding. And all the coffee they serve is roasted by them.

5. Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar

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716 Monroe St NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
(202) 526-1810
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Filter has brought its Dupont coffee skills to Brookland. The neighborhood was pretty lacking in coffee options until Filter decided to partner with The Bike Rack so bikers can get their bikes fixed up and grab a latte to go.

6. Habit

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3155 Mount Pleasant St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

Not to be confused with Habit Burger, Habit is an Australian cafe in Mt. Pleasant serving M.E. Swing's coffee.

7. La Colombe

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900 6th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

The Philadelphia-based coffee company opened its first D.C. location in booming Blagden Alley. And its second spot is a few blocks south in Mt. Vernon.

8. Maketto

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1351 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 838-9972
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The H Street retail/restaurant/bar/cafe has local Vigilante Coffee in its upstairs cafe. The caffeine is perfect for doing a little bit of work and a whole lot of shopping.

9. RareSweets

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963 Palmer Alley NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 499-0077
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Located in downtown's uber-posh CityCenterDC development, RareSweets specializes in delicious slices of cake. But to wash the carbs and buttercream down, the bakery serves La Colombe Coffee.

10. Sweet Science Coffee

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1800 Wyoming Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

Interested in learning all about brewing coffee? What about having "Human Contact Over Coffee" (HCOC)? Well, at Sweet Science Coffee, caffeine fiends can both learn about and enjoy coffee in all its glory.

11. The Coffee Bar Downtown

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1200 17th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 733-1049
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The Coffee Bar — or TCB as the cool kids call it — just opened up its second location in quality caffeine starved Farragut North. Located in the new Pillsbury building, it's a quick walk from National Geographic and Eater's own offices.

12. The Royal

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501 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 332-7777
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Soy milk and almond milk are so passé. LeDroit's The Royal is one of the few spots where coconut milk is an option for espresso drinks. And have an arepa as a snack as well.

13. The Wydown

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1924 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 507-8411
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At the epicenter of everything cool in D.C. (right now), The Wydown has rolled into its second year pumping out cups of coffee for commuters and biscuits that will make even the most carb-averse decide to cheat.

14. Vigilante Coffee Company Roastery

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4327 Gallatin St
Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 200- 3110
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If Maketto is too far to enjoy some Vigilante Coffee, head to the roastery in Hyattsville's Arts District. And with a cup of coffee in hand, enjoy the artwork on the roaster's walls. There's always something new to check out.

15. Zeke's Coffee of DC

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2300 Rhode Island NE
Washington, D.C. 20018
(202) 733-2646
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The roaster from Baltimore moved down south on I-95 and opened up shop in D.C. Woodridge neighborhood. Now upper Northeast residents have a place to hang out and enjoy some local morning brew.

1. a baked joint

440 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

The newest outpost from Georgetown's Baked & Wired, Mt. Vernon is becoming more and more caffeinated by the day.

440 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

2. Bump 'N Grind

1200 E West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Coffee and vinyl records? Sounds like the ultimate hipster dream. And because it's so close to the Silver Spring Metro, even D.C.'s hipsters can get in on the action.

1200 E West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910

3. Colony Club

3118 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20010

The Pleasant Plains Colony Club has Ceremony Coffee and serves the usual — cortados, mochas and espressos. But for those forgoing caffeine, there's plenty of alcohol to choose from as well.

3118 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

4. Compass Coffee

1911 8th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

This is Compass Coffee's second location. Coming to Shaw's newest mixed-use development, the recent arrival to the city's coffee scene is quickly expanding. And all the coffee they serve is roasted by them.

1911 8th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

5. Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar

716 Monroe St NE, Washington, D.C. 20017

Filter has brought its Dupont coffee skills to Brookland. The neighborhood was pretty lacking in coffee options until Filter decided to partner with The Bike Rack so bikers can get their bikes fixed up and grab a latte to go.

716 Monroe St NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

6. Habit

3155 Mount Pleasant St NW, Washington, D.C. 20010

Not to be confused with Habit Burger, Habit is an Australian cafe in Mt. Pleasant serving M.E. Swing's coffee.

3155 Mount Pleasant St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

7. La Colombe

900 6th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

The Philadelphia-based coffee company opened its first D.C. location in booming Blagden Alley. And its second spot is a few blocks south in Mt. Vernon.

900 6th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

8. Maketto

1351 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

The H Street retail/restaurant/bar/cafe has local Vigilante Coffee in its upstairs cafe. The caffeine is perfect for doing a little bit of work and a whole lot of shopping.

1351 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

9. RareSweets

963 Palmer Alley NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Located in downtown's uber-posh CityCenterDC development, RareSweets specializes in delicious slices of cake. But to wash the carbs and buttercream down, the bakery serves La Colombe Coffee.

963 Palmer Alley NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

10. Sweet Science Coffee

1800 Wyoming Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Interested in learning all about brewing coffee? What about having "Human Contact Over Coffee" (HCOC)? Well, at Sweet Science Coffee, caffeine fiends can both learn about and enjoy coffee in all its glory.

1800 Wyoming Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

11. The Coffee Bar Downtown

1200 17th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

The Coffee Bar — or TCB as the cool kids call it — just opened up its second location in quality caffeine starved Farragut North. Located in the new Pillsbury building, it's a quick walk from National Geographic and Eater's own offices.

1200 17th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

12. The Royal

501 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Soy milk and almond milk are so passé. LeDroit's The Royal is one of the few spots where coconut milk is an option for espresso drinks. And have an arepa as a snack as well.

501 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

13. The Wydown

1924 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

At the epicenter of everything cool in D.C. (right now), The Wydown has rolled into its second year pumping out cups of coffee for commuters and biscuits that will make even the most carb-averse decide to cheat.

1924 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

14. Vigilante Coffee Company Roastery

4327 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, MD 20781

If Maketto is too far to enjoy some Vigilante Coffee, head to the roastery in Hyattsville's Arts District. And with a cup of coffee in hand, enjoy the artwork on the roaster's walls. There's always something new to check out.

4327 Gallatin St
Hyattsville, MD 20781

15. Zeke's Coffee of DC

2300 Rhode Island NE, Washington, D.C. 20018

The roaster from Baltimore moved down south on I-95 and opened up shop in D.C. Woodridge neighborhood. Now upper Northeast residents have a place to hang out and enjoy some local morning brew.

2300 Rhode Island NE
Washington, D.C. 20018

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