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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 #130 of 2,710 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
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
120 helpful votes 120 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I just love this place, everything about it. The ambiance, food, drinks, free wifi everything. Night time does have a different atmosphere than during the day but both are perfect.

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Carlsbad, California
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312 reviews 312 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We decided to try a local spot for a Sunday morning breakfast. We stumbled across Tryst as we walked along 18th Street NW in DC. Tryst's is obviously a well-known local spot and the décor is early Ikea. Nothing pretentious at all; just plain tables and chairs for those eating in and a counter for the takeout (that was doing... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I had lunch with a few DC based friends at Tryst. The food was great, desserts were pretty good. The waffles can be customized any way you want them from the menu (we got a banana chocolate chip waffle.) The sandwiches are delicious! The service was friendly and efficient. Even though it's very casual, Tryst was one of my favorite... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Super cute, DELICIOUS great quality food (we had brie/honey crostini, bbq chicken/bacon wrap, darjeeling tea and a slice of chocolate silk pie). Everything was tasty and service absolutely great!! They brought 2 animal crackers with my tea, now THIS is pretty damn awesome :)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Tryst is a cool laid back spot with couches and tables everywhere. It is a great laid back hang out spot. I like to get a pot of their fresh loose leaf tea (they have a huge selection) and sit back and talk with friends. They have food there too, like sandwiches and salads, but I would not go there... More 

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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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