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Sidamo Coffee & Tea

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417 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4335
+1 202-548-0081
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tromso, Norway
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119 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We went there twice during our trip to Washington DC to get breakfast. The coffee is great, the atmosphere is good. Great food too. The service was ok, i would have rated them 5 stars if they would smile a bit more. Twice we went there, never a smile. They seemed unhappy or bored. Don't know, but well I still... More 

Thank AFreviews
Lewes, Delaware
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137 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

This place offers wi-fi and several customers were eating and working (?)! They offer freshly ground coffee and coffee beans. I did not purchase any food, just the Ethiopian coffee beans which makes some great coffee!

Thank Joyce M
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

I spent a few hours working here recently and the coffee is simply fantastic. The decor may remind you of your great Aunt's attic as tables and chairs are unique. I agree with the previous comment about this being a lesson in patience. I was surprised that I wasn't greeted at the counter with a hello or even acknowledged for... More 

Thank Jason L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

I stayed at DC Downtown Hostel two weeks ago and treated myself to coffee here each morning. Nice little place. The Ethiopian owner was very friendly and took great pride in her business. She was happy to hear that I had been in Ethiopia several years ago. Good coffee. Don't miss it.

Thank af_tony
Washington, DC
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

The service here is not rushed, but the coffee is fantastic. The people who work there take pride in the quality of the beverages and are very kind. Try to grab a table in the courtyard if it's sunny. I've always felt welcomed to stay as long as I like. Don't expect rapid service at the counter and you'll enjoy... More 

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Noida, India
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

I was working for few weeks at a place nearby, and used to visit Sidamo often for daily cup of tea. Small, cozy but awesome variety of tea & coffee.

Thank anandmohans
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

Looks like a dive but great coffee and homemade pastries. We had full breakfast with eggs etc. Fast service and best prices in the area.

Thank Mary B
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015

Love this adorable coffee shop on H St in my neighborhood! I go here mostly on weekends to grab a morning coffee and sometimes a breakfast sandwich. The coffee is absolutely amazing and roasted in house by the owner, who is an adorable older man. Sundays they have an Ethiopian coffee service, which is really cool to see in person.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2015

Sidamo has some of the best home roasted coffee you'll get in the DC area. An Ethiopian man and his family run the shop and know their stuff! Recommend bringing a book to relax in their quaint shop and enjoy your coffee when it's fresh. Great location on H, too.

Thank Christine P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place is hands-down, the best coffee shop in DC. All of the beans are roasted in-house, and every Sunday at 2 there is a special Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. The garden in the back is a perfect oasis from the hustle and bustle of H Street. I find myself coming here often to get work done. While their food selections... More 

Thank Matthew L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4335
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-548-0081

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