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Tryst Coffee House and Bar

2453 18th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
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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 3 days ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 29 June 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 18 June 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 15 May 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 27 April 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 14 April 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
Reviewed 12 April 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...More

Thank Kirk H
Reviewed 12 April 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
Reviewed 15 March 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...More

Thank Perfectly_Sorted
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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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 03:00
06:30 - 03:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: 2022325500
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