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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 #137 of 2,625 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a coffee shop with a vibe, this is it. Not overly trendy or hipster, just casual and cool. Coffee is roasted by counter culture and they have several single origin options. The menu was was pretty eclectic and seems like you could find a good option no matter what you like. I had a ham... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Quirky little coffee shop cafe for having a yummy sandwich or salad and great place to park and get on internet. Very hip and laid back atmosphere.

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USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you want a place to tottally relax, be able to talk for hours without being rushed, have wonderful food and drink-this is it! Sofas galore, they opened the windows since it was a beautiful day and the breeze was heavenly. The place was buzzing on a Saturday afternoon. I met my daughter there so we could get caught up... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,394 reviews 1,394 reviews
581 restaurant reviews
726 helpful votes 726 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great place to have coffee or tea with friends. Comfy seats and nice decor. Very attentive and nice servers. Good value.

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Girls night out landed me at this delightful little coffee house. The place was cozy with a homely kind of feel to it. The spinach dip was nicely prepared the cheesecake was yummy and we received exceptional service. The bar tender did tender proper libations as well!! We'll see this place again...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

We came here for a few hours to enjoy the drinks in the sun while happy hour was on. The ambience was very nice, the table service was good (although it did take 10 mins or so each time I ordered a beer for it to arrive at the table) and the price was reasonable. However it's worth noting the... More

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Keene, New Hampshire
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

After walking about the area we stopped in for light snack and something to drink. What a neat place with a great staff serving us. There were 4 of us and it was mid day. They took us in right away and served up some great snacks for us. Very pleasant place and would recommend to anyone looking for great... More

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Baltimore
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592 reviews 592 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I've never tried the food here -- which, by the way, looks really good -- but there are lots of awesome drinks and desserts at Tryst. The frozen drinks are clutch, especially the Washington Carver. A variety of coffees (Cuban!!) and teas are available, as are fresh fruit smoothies and other house mixes. Desserts include cookies, cakes, pies, and the... More

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Blacksburg, VA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I'm a fan of Tryst. I love their coffee-superb! The food is also very good. The place has a bohemian atmosphere-numerous comfy unmatched couches make it my favorite for a lazy Sunday morning. In the evening it is a great place for a glass of wine. When in a DC I never miss a chance to hang out at Tryst.

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Copenhagen S 2300
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The cafe is so cosy that you don't want to leave. Great coffee and dishes combined with fast service makes this a must visit for every tourist coming to Washington.

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