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M. E. Swing Coffee House

1702 G St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4702
+1 202-628-7601
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pastry” (2 reviews)
“great coffee” (9 reviews)
“world bank” (2 reviews)
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1702 G St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4702
Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

I'm so glad we looked up this smallish coffee house after our White House tour. The coffee was delicious and pastries hit the spot. So cool that they had sparkling water as well as still for free! I would make and effort to return to...More

Thank AndiM74
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Very cool coffee shop close the the White House. Historic even! Check out the pictures on the wall, this place has been a staple for the DC coffee scene for many years. Great service, great coffee!

Thank crmunson98
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Ordering a coffee for ‘here’ will get you a freshly brewed roast, served in a delicate clay cup. If you can, grab a stool by the window and just relax. They also serve fresh tasty pastries and doughnuts. It can get busy at lunch. A...More

Thank kdr1974
Reviewed 18 March 2016

M E Swing Coffee has been around for decades and is survived many administrations by offering the BEST coffee available in Washington. This is mostly a take-away type of shop, but there area few tables and stools if you like to watch the government types...More

Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Its true what they say about coffee in the US; its pretty bad. So on a visit to DC, finding Swings was an unexpected treat. They have been roasting for about 100 years and have a real European style, not the mediocre milky stuff that...More

Thank Christopher G
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Service was fast and the prices were reasonable. I ordered a latte. Friends ordered a hot chocolate and a regular coffee. All were yummy good. They do serve Numi tea for you tea drinkers. The place is and busy. They do have snacks and food...More

Thank CA B
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I like independent coffee shops where every detail is considered, from the water temperature to the grind of the beans to the pour. All I had was coffee but it was exactly what I wanted: a nice medium roast with a bold rich flavour.

Thank Kevvie_G
Reviewed 3 September 2015

The best cup of coffee I've ever had....And I drink ALOT of coffee. Service is great, pastries are great, people are great. It is cramped and the line can be long at times but it moves very quickly. Get your daily fix here, you will...More

Thank Sean713
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Unfortunately I could not get a sugar free iced mocha however the iced vanilla latte was available sugar free and it was delicious. The coffee tasted very fresh! Staff are very nice.

Thank AndyOKC21
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Folks line up in droves for the expresso drinks, yet one of the hidden gems is the smooth chai latte. If you're a fan of the drink, make sure to try Swing's version.

Thank Derek F
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1702 G St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4702
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-628-7601
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