Finally, warmer weather has arrived. With it comes the shift from hot to cold coffee. If you are craving a delicious iced coffee beverage, look no further. A list of the best iced coffees in the area is below, some with some very interesting twists!
Blue Duck Tavern
1201 24th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 419-6755

For a simple but delicious iced coffee, head to Blue Duck Tavern in Foggy Bottom. Here, they use La Columbe’s impeccable coffee beans to make a gorgeous pure black iced coffee. You can add milk, but this coffee is so good you will want to drink it black. Not only will it wake you up, but it tastes great as well. Enjoy it with items from their terrific breakfast and brunch menus. It is offered for $6.

La Sandia
7852 Tysons Corner Center
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 893-2222

This Richard Sandoval venue serves up a decadent, delicious iced coffee beverage that is a little bit naughty. The Avion Espresso Martini combines espresso liquor with Bailey’s Irish Cream, vanilla vodka and of course espresso. Topped with dollop of whipped cream, this is one of the ultimate iced coffee drink in the area. Sample it for $9 the next time you go to La Sandia for dinner.

2459 18th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-5500

Everyone loves a good cappuccino. Coffee, milk and foam are just the best combination. Well, have you ever tried a frozen cappuccino? If not, you need to try the one at Tryst. It is made with good-quality coffee beans, then blended with milk to make a wonderful, sweet beverage that has a luscious and creamy texture. It’s almost like a milkshake! Grab a croissant or another one of their freshly baked goods to go with it. You can enjoy a frozen cappuccino at Tryst for just $4.75.

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The Lafayette
800 16th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 638-2570

If you are looking for the fanciest iced coffee in town, go no further than The Lafayette at the Hay Adams. The Lafayette Espresso Martini is a bold concoction of nespresso espresso, which is pretty much the best espresso ever, vanilla vodka, Bailey’s Irish Cream and Godiva dark chocolate liquor. It is sweet and bitter and perfect. Enjoy it after a wonderful meal at The Lafayette, either with dessert or as dessert! It is sold for a whopping $16.

Bayou Bakery
901 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 664-5307

Bayou Bakery is great at mixing things up and keeping their customers on their toes. One of their most innovative menu items is an awesome ginger iced coffee, where their chilled brewed coffee is infused with the aromatic flavor of ginger. It’s spicy and interesting, unlike anything you have had before. Treat yourself to scone or cinnamon bun when you come to try the iced coffee. It is being sold for $3.25.

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Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at