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Tryst Coffee House and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Adams Morgan
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2453 18th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 am
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been there several times before and had a decent experience. This visit, the staff were outright hostile. A bus full of British tourists let the tourists off in the middle of a torrential downpour. Two harmless, nicely dressed ladies hovered inside the door of Tryst next to me, waiting for the rain to let up. The inside of... More 

Thank likeprovo
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in DC for work and was looking for good places to eat at. A friend recommended the waffles at Tryst, so i thought of giving it a try. Went to the place and ordered a waffle with whipped cream, nutella, syrup and bacon (oh yeah). It would easily go in one of the best waffles i have had....... More 

Thank apoorv v
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

My second visit. Like the indoor/outdoor space. Comfortable seating. Very alive and tailored to the neighborhood. Try the gluten-free mint chocolate chip cookies.

Thank shelby1
Shipley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We stopped here for a quick meal one evening and were impressed with the quality of the food. It was pretty busy - usually a good sign - and although we had to wait a while for our food, we were in no hurry as we sat outside watching the world go by. Would certainly recommend this as a good... More 

Thank Christopher D
Falls Church, Virginia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Crazy cool coffeehouse in the heart of Adams Morgan. In fact, still my favorite coffeehouse in DC. Great spot for lounging with some coffee or drinks, waffles or sandwiches (both are great), or any of the other items on the menu. Just need a comfortable place to read, prefer sofa's or chairs, want to chat and make new friends, or... More 

Thank StanVA
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Nice place and good location for a quick pick-me-up. I love the flat whites! A good selection desserts and pastries. Coffee to keep you going!.

Thank rn4trips124
New Jersey
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

A nice little place for a quick bite. They had lots of choices for food especially desserts and pastries. Coffee was amazing for us. A cool spot to hangout. We would definitely come back.

Thank nesza00000
Homer, Alaska
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We ate a late breakfast/brunch here. Food is good, coffee is good. Fun atmosphere. I like sidewalk seating.

Thank Catriona R
Nitro, West Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Stopped in quickly for a couple treats to go. The chocolate cheesecake was delicious, the vegan breakfast bar was very tasty (and huge), and the lavender hot chocolate was unexpectedly VERY good!

Thank Melody B
Park City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Ate my last supper at Tryst and it was just amaze. The food is fresh and the coffee is fantastic. The ambience is very welcoming and I loved having my dinner on the patio seating while reading my book . There are a lot of people doing business meetings, meeting friends for a coffee, reading a book, or doing one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 3:00 am
6:30 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2453 18th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: 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?