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Tryst Coffee House and Bar

2453 18th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Adams Morgan)
202-232-8800
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Ranked #92 of 2,722 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 am
Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Waldorf, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is the type of Cafe/lounge that suits any occasion, you can have your huge mug of coffee while doing some work, you can dine with friends or have a casual business meeting. Love the ambiance and it's quality product.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

When u think of cafe in DC..... This would be the spot. Great atmosphere and a variety of cultures and people mixing and mingling. I love the atmosphere. It had energy and laughter. The music is at the right volume to allow you to have a conversation. Absolutely would go back and back. The food was prompt and great quality.... More 

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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This place is pretty busy for a weekday. It very much a coffee shop that serves good food and coffee and has a bar. Most people there are just hanging out with their laptops, making the place too crowded to dine in. It's like a "trend" to just sit there and sip coffee with the laptop. I did not like... More 

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Sunday Brunch at Tryst was pretty good!! The food was great, the service was fast and friendly and the atmosphere was comfortable. It was very affordable as well!!

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Paramus, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We were in from NYC and came for brunch and drinks. It is a great chill spot for relaxing on the unmatching sofas. It was a first for me to be at a coffeehouse that serves cocktails but it was fantastic. The atmosphere was lively and the food was great (try the brie). The cocktails were good as well. Definitely... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We were looking for a place in Adams Morgan for coffee and a rest and we found it at Tryst. It's a big place, with lots of places to perch (couches, chairs, tables, etc.) even when very crowded on the weekend. If you sit, a waiter will serve you. We stayed for quite awhile, reading and lazing about, and nobody... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Tryst is a very chic coffee house and bar in Adams Morgan. The food is good the atmosphere is great. Saturdays' there is special 50% off kill the keg on tap ber. What more can you ask for

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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I've been coming to Tryst for many years, and in my experience this is the best place for a classic relaxed cafe atmosphere, great food and drinks, with plenty of space to work on computers with available power outlets or just hang out and talk. Some of their excellent items include: Chaippucinos (either hot or frozen, both delicious), Spicy Bloody... More 

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Zurich
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299 reviews 299 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This café / tea-room was a great find. Service was slow, but everyone (except us!) seemed to have ensconced themselves for the afternoon with their laptops. No-one seemed to be in transit to elsewhere. So the atmosphere was laid-back, feel-at-home. Very pleasant, courteous service. Interesting mix of furniture - sofa, wing-back armchairs, upright café-table chairs. My partner had a salad... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

They don't offer WiFi on the weekends which I get BC they want to turn and burn tables for brunch but still disappointing. SUPER loud music during the day. Took a long time for someone to notice me so I could get served. Much better atmosphere at night

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Additional Information about Tryst Coffee House and Bar

Address: 2453 18th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
Phone Number: 202-232-8800
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 6:30 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 6:30 am - 3:00 am

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