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Tryst Coffee House and Bar

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Adams Morgan
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2453 18th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
+1 202-232-8800
06:30 - 00:00
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Sun 07:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 03:00
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Maidstone, Uk
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290 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We called into Tryst while we were spending a relaxing day in DC. Great place for quality coffee, a good variety of snacks and a great selection of beers.

Thank John V
San Diego, California
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175 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had time for takeout dessert so I got a slice of mocha cheesecake to go. It was fluffy and delicious with a thin layer of chocolate on top and chocolate crust, yum! Place looked really fun and smelled like good coffee. I'd like to be back there again sometime to sit down and eat.

Thank Sally M
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great coffee and lots of variety on the menu! Good place to get work done as a college student, but sometimes hard to find a seat!

Thank piccirim94
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Cuban coffee, frozen mocha and triple espresso were great! Great energy and excellent service! Can't wait to go back!

Thank awinstons
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to relax, enjoy your coffee and a good conversation... Or maybe just to pause the day. Worth to stop there

Thank AngyeVdC
London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Tryst is one of those places whose immediate appeal is its "homeliness": you are literally drawn in as you walk past. Food is very good too, as far as comfort cuisine (as in all home made) goes, with a special mention for an impressive selection of coffee drinks. To top it all off they serve alcoholic beverages too. Fans of... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had heard about Tryst from a friend who had worked there and were curious to find out what the dining experience was all about. We turned up for brunch on a Saturday morning and the tables were full. Seating is on a first come first served basis with no reserved or assigned tables. You find your own and sit... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It's so hard to find a table but love this place. The bagel and lox with bacon is my thing. Kind of hard to get to if you are taking the metro. DuPont circle is about 1 mile away. The coffee is so good but you pay for refills.

Thank Kevin P
Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

About half-way through our afternoon at the Phillips Gallery, we stopped in at the gallery's Cafe, the Tryst Coffee House and Bar, to get a quick drink. My wife got an iced decaf tea; I got a hot cider. Both were excellent, and we were able to grab an outdoor table in the shade on a warm, sunny October afternoon.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We went here for breakfast at 9am on a weekday- it was pretty quiet and slow. Our coffee was fantastic and the food was good. I'd come back here every day for breakfast if this wasn't out last day traveling in DC.

Thank Amber L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 03:00
06:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2453 18th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighbourhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: +1 202-232-8800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?