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Tryst Coffee House and Bar

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$$ - $$$
Adams Morgan
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2453 18th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
+1 202-232-8800
6:30 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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Providence, Rhode Island
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402 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 was all super reasonable too and enjoyed outside in the beautiful courtyard garden.

Thank panama2000
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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120 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 is really nice although expect to share a couch if it's a busy time of... More 

Thank Early20sStudent
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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216 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017

We toured through the gallery and decided to have a lunch break here. Interesting menu selections. We chose the 1/2 sandwich/salad option along with iced tea. They had several seating options - a couch, quite a few small tables and a nice outdoor patio. Though it was busy while we were there, we only had a 10 minute wait for... More 

Thank Kirk H
Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 12, 2017

I went here after ice skating at the National Mall, and it was PERFECT. Cozy setting, good-looking interior, incredible boozy hot cocoa, great nibbles, and they're open late.

Thank littleroane
Greater London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

We have long been frequenting both Tryst and The Diner (next door), both are good depending on you mood and needs. Tryst is littered with people on couches and tables littered with laptops and coffee mugs. As many people tend to stay a few hours and take advantage of the free wifi, if feels like an open shared community space... More 

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017

We booked box lunches for our group of almost 40 to have after a visit to the National Cathedral. They offered a gluten free chicken salad in a cup, with gluten free cookies as an option. The meals were reasonably priced, and they delivered them! Highly recommend.

Thank Jamie W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,094 reviews
580 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Terrific service, good food, nice ambiance...enjoyable place to have breakfast in an idiosyncratic atmosphere.

Thank PlatinumHoney
Maidstone, Uk
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290 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

We called into Tryst while we were spending a relaxing day in DC. Great place for quality coffee, a good variety of snacks and a great selection of beers.

Thank John V
San Diego, California
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175 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

I had time for takeout dessert so I got a slice of mocha cheesecake to go. It was fluffy and delicious with a thin layer of chocolate on top and chocolate crust, yum! Place looked really fun and smelled like good coffee. I'd like to be back there again sometime to sit down and eat.

Thank Sally M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
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: +1 202-232-8800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?