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Tryst Coffee House and Bar

2453 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
+1 202-232-5500
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“salmon bagel” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2453 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to Adams Morgan and Tryst. We were looking for some rest and nurishment, after having walked from the Washington National Cathedral. Our group walked up and down both 18th & Columbia Streets, looking for the Adams Morgan "experience". We found...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mark43
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Always try a new spot when visiting an favorite town and Tryst did not disappoint. Staff was friendly, tables were filled but not packed and a solo musician with a great voice, music selection and banjo playing. Bourbon chocolate cheesecake was amazing!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WonderingMomma
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Our family came here for breakfast before going to the National Zoo. Nice Wifi Hotspot local Coffeehouse vibe. Friendly wait staff and the food was well prepared and a good variety of options. A good place to stop for a bite and chat and plan...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank robhW5834ZA
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

The menu in photos must be really old because the one at the restaurant was much more limited and worn. My breakfast loaf was tasty, but dry, and the salmon bagel was also good, but the tomato needed about two weeks more to ripen. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mah_Murrini
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

I stopped in here for an early dinner on a Monday. There is a great, laid back coffeehouse vibe here. I ordered from the all- day brunch menu and had a delicious serving of avocado toast served with radishes and an egg. A good place...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank profmom1
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I was recently in DC for a work trip and had the good fortune to find myself at Tryst. It was so good I went back each day until I had to head back to Atlanta. I love that they serve Counter Culture coffee (I...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Rachel T
Reviewed August 3, 2018

You know when you're looking for the perfect place to have a summer dinner, but you're overwhelmed with choices and just start walking, knowing that you'll know the place when you see it? This was that place for us! My husband and I were in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LoveToTravel8
Reviewed August 1, 2018

I've been going here for years. If you are visiting and want go to a local coffee place, look no further. Washingtonians LOVE Tryst. I recommend their lattes.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank mlruddy
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Tryst is a super lovely place that seems to be full of amazing people ! The waiters were very kind and friendly, the food was amazing. It’s the perfect spot if you want to read a book for a while, work, study or simply enjoy...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Myriou_S
Reviewed July 15, 2018

This was a lovely breakfast place. We enjoyed the coffee and breakfast options. The decor is fun and the staff very professional.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Margaret B
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Response from wendyrollins | Reviewed this property |
Hi there fellow traveler, I don't think they serve pancakes. I have never seen them the menu but their waffles are so yummy!! Especially the sweet potato waffles.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children
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 St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: +1 202-232-5500
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