The Best Coffee Shops in Georgetown Washington DC
Where do I get great coffee in Georgetown — one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the entire city? Pick up a latte from one of these specialty shops as you stroll along the cobblestone streets, admire the gorgeous homes, and as you indulge in shopping therapy in the local boutiques and luxury stores of Georgetown.
We’re showcasing 8 (UPDATED) of our favorite coffee shops in Georgetown DC.
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Grace Street Coffee Roasters
Grace Street is our #1 pick for you in Georgetown. It has some of the best coffee in the neighborhood, and with a recently renovated shop, you’ll love sitting in the new space that also features biking attire and gear. It’s airy, located on a cute backstreet, and the coffee is divine. We’ve also had an excellent matcha latte from this locale. Enjoy! Outdoor seating = check. With a short walk, you can enjoy your coffee sitting by Georgetown’s historic C&O Canal. 5 stars.
Call Your Mother Deli
Back again on another neighborhood guide! We just can’t resist Call Your Mother’s (CYM) bagels and incredible sandwiches. A must-visit when you’re in the District, and brewing some delicious coffee from Lost Sock. We implore you to go for a bagel and to grab a coffee as well. Outdoor seating = not at this location, but Georgetown is incredibly walkable and you can head to the C&O Canal or the waterfront to enjoy your CYM treats!
Blue Bottle Coffee
All right, we don’t normally post coffee chains on these lists, but the coffee from Blue Bottle is consistently above parr. Wonderful tasting notes from their different roasts and a unique shop location, we recommend this shop with 4.5 stars. Outdoor seating = check.
NEW: Maman NYC
This beautifully designed coffee shop receives 4.5 stars from us. The coffee is bright and acidic, but has undertones of caramel. The croissants are buttery and soft, if that is your preference, and the food menu looks divine. The ambiance inside of the shop certainly adds to the experience – it’s whimsical and ethereal, very ornate, and the space is filled with natural light. Tends to get exceptionally crowded, which is not our coffee drinking preference, but there are ample seating options in this large space. You’ll be sure to grab a great photograph of the Maman dishes for Instagram. Worth visiting. Outdoor seating = yes.
As we said in our podcast episode, if Maman is whismical, light and soft, YELLOW is bright, abstract, bold and spicy, just like a shuk in the Middle East. A different vibe. The coffee is Counter Culture, so you know the tasting notes, but their coffee menu has incredible signature drinks to explore. The food menu also looks decadent, and the Orange Blossom croissant that we tried would definitely make it to a post card note if we were writing home; it’s crunchy, sweet and divine. We’ve heard that you cannot go wrong with any of the YELLOW pastries, which is really a huge compliment. See you for yourself. There is outdoor seating available. 4.5 stars.
Baked & Wired
4.5 stars goes to Baked & Wired for their coffee shop! We wrote about this uber famous cupcake shop here, but they have some great coffee, too. Grab some coffee from the right side of their store after you visit the left side for a decadent cupcake or two. A really fun and Instagram-worthy place. Be prepared to stand in line! Outdoor seating = check.
Looking for some coffee and croissant a little more off the beaten path? If you venture a little bit higher up Wisconsin Avenue, you’ll find a petite boulangerie with a stunning display of fresh pastries, quiches, baguettes, and sandwiches. The secret of Christophe’s however is the adorable and serene back patio… where you can sit and sip your coffee while surrounded by peaceful stone and chirping birds. Best outdoor patio on this list, if not in DC proper!
You must visit the Compass Coffee in Georgetown; it’s in a old cinema. Really cool signage outside, and lots of space to sit in the interior. A very cool vibe, usually bustling with local folks. Try one of their signature drinks like the Cherry Blossom Cold Brew. Outdoor seating = no, but the interior will hopefully entice you to study or hob nob with friends.