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Tryst Coffee House and Bar

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2453 18th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
+1 202-232-5500
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“cuban coffee” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2453 18th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

I came across Tryst through a recommendation for a cool coffee shop to work at for a few hours during a trip to Washington DC. I was expecting a small shop with a few tables and food items. When I arrived at Tryst and saw...More

Thank Alexandra H
Reviewed September 28, 2017

Each time I come to DC I stop by for coffee and a pastry. Great vibe and good service and coffee drinks/breakfast foods etc. Recently a friend met me for drinks in the evening and I discovered it has a whole different vibe in the...More

Thank SFDutchman
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Good cappuccino, but they often run out of certain foods by later in the day, which was a disappointment.

Thank 1AnnieEliza
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

This was the first place I came to eat on my visit to D.C. last week. I was staying in Adams Morgan so it was just up the road. Really good Cortado and great Avocado sandwich. The place had a cool vibe about it 👍🏼

Thank Matthew E
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Eclectic mix of tables, couches, benches etc. Lot of people by themselves with laptops. Those I was with had enjoyable meals and were pleased. I have food sensitivities so I was very limited. Able to make your own salad though and was large, chalked full...More

Thank etvmd05
Reviewed June 29, 2017

It's certainly not cheap, and the menu is limited, but if you order it... you'll like it. The atmosphere here is relaxed and comfortable, and the waffles with fruit are delicious. There are so many good places for coffee in this neighborhood, but this is...More

Thank Nate F
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

I wanted eggs but they don't serve eggs for breakfast or brunch. What?? Yes it's true. Well, they did have quiche and a frittata. Technically made from eggs. But it's not breakfast eggs. I had bagel with smoked salmon. It was tasty but it arrived...More

Thank Worktraveller3
Reviewed May 14, 2017

After a visit to the Philips gallery we stopped in for lunch and what a pleasant surprise. I had the slaw salad with shaved brussel sprouts and beets. It was fantastic! My husband had the pesto chicken salad sandwich which was enormous and excellent. It...More

Thank panama2000
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Tryst was our nightly stop for coffee & dessert. Both nights that we visited, there was live entertainment, which was perfect. The cheesecakes were so tasty

Thank SwissyFaye
Reviewed April 14, 2017

Whenever I want cheesecake, this is where I come. It's really good, I like the coffee (quite strong in terms of the number of shots -- one expresso has two, for example), and the service is decently fast and friendly. The music and atmosphere inside...More

Thank Early20sStudent
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Leota E
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Response from Wendy R | 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
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 Street 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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