Name: The Coffee Bar
Location: 1201 S St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(Note: they also have a location at 1200 17th St NW #150, Washington, DC 20036… but that one doesn’t have wifi or much seating)
Hours: 7am-6pm Monday- Friday, 7:30am-7pm Saturday & Sunday
Vibe: This is the ultimate neighborhood coffee shop. It’s a few blocks off the main drag of 14th street and feels so cozy and welcoming.
Coffee: The last time I went to this spot, I was in dire need of a mocha and let me tell you, this place did not disappoint. Creamy? Yep. Chocolate-y? Mmmhmmm Smooth? Of course. Basically, it was a check, check, check situation where this mocha hit all my checklist items.
Seating: They have quite a bit… but only when it’s warm out! They have a good amount of indoor seating (one communal high top, two couches, the bar) but the real gem of this place is their outdoor patio. Since it’s situated in a neighborhood, it’s the perfect amount of relaxing and energizing. If you want to go, wait for a nice day and you will fall in love!
Overall: I kind of re-discovered this spot by accident. I had been back in September but ended up having a weird experience when the guy next to me asked me to go coffee bar hopping with him which didn’t give me a chance to get any photos. And then I was scared to go back in case I saw him again! Ha! But I ended up going again recently with some friends when we needed a place to sit and chill. And I’m so glad I did! It has such a great environment outside and is perfect for doing work OR sitting and chatting with friends… plus their mocha is pretty darn great.