Capitol Hill Coffee

Looking for somewhere new to get your morning buzz?  Here are a few options both in the Capitol Riverfront and on your walk towards Capitol Hill from Park Chelsea.


Lot 38 Coffee Bar

1001 2nd SE, Washington, DC 20003

It’s easy to miss this place if you’re busy admiring the park across the street, but do your best not to pass it by.  Serving up Illy coffee, bagels and hot pressed paninis, this is a great option for a quick grab in the morning or an afternoon break.  Website

Peregrine Espresso

660 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

If you’re looking for a coffee shop with a variety of offerings, you need to visit Peregrine Espresso.  Whether you prefer traditionally prepared espresso drinks or freshly brewed drip coffee, you’ll find the best version of it here.  It gets busy in here, so give your self a few extra minutes to get out the door.  Website


Port City Java

701 North Carolina Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

What sets this spot apart is that they buy, roast and grind their own beans, and you can taste the love in every cup.  The selection here is huge: they even serve Mocha Shakes and seasonally flavored lattes.  Stop by in the morning or come linger in the afternoon while sampling one of their wraps or signature sandwiches.  Website



705 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

At first glance you may think we’re pulling your chain with this recommendation, but this Spice Market doubles as a coffee shop. Enjoy a cup of Vigilante Coffee, a local DC coffee roaster, with a complimentary macaroon as you sit outside at their sidewalk cafe. Website

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