Best Starbucks Alternatives In The DC Area

January 26, 2011 4:04 AM


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M.E. Swing Coffee House

1702 G St NW
Washington DC 20006

M.E. Swing has been roasting coffee in DC since 1916, and their robust flavor is featured in several local restaurants. In 1994, M.E. Swing opened up the coffee shop on G Street and filled it with the same old world décor that helped make M.E. Swing a local landmark. Try any of their cup-tested roasts, including a local favorite Mesco blend.

Jolt N Bolt Coffee and Tea House

1918 18th St NW
Washington DC 20009

Jolt N Bolt Coffee and Tea House is set in a private alley with outdoor seating in Dupont Circle. Check out artwork from local artists displayed throughout, and try some of their locally famous smoothies, wraps, ice cream and more!

Peregrine Espresso

660 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington DC 20003

Peregrine Espresso on Capitol Hill offers well-brewed coffee without the hassle! Their focus is on simplicity, and serving espresso drinks the way they were intended to be served. Plus, if you live or work on the Hill, they’ll deliver the beans right to your door! It’s a perfect place for the fast paced individual in you.

Grape + Bean

118 South Royal St
Alexandria, VA 22314

Grape + Bean, located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, combines the best in wines and coffees. Sip on a glass of wine crafted by an independent grower. Try a cup of coffee roasted from fair trade, eco-friendly beans. Grape + Bean is locally owned and offers a full menu for lunch and dinner!

Sidamo Coffee & Tea

417 H St NE
Washington DC 20002

Sidamo Coffee & Tea is all about bringing their customers the best coffee they can – no matter the distance! In addition to serving organic, fair trade coffees and shade grown teas, Sidamo also offers menu items for breakfast and lunch. Vegan items included!

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