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Top cafe recommendations from locals

French Restaurant
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“Diners can lounge at the modern brasserie and sidewalk cafe for a long time; Le Diplomate serves brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.”
  • 264 locals recommend
Café
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“great neighborhood coffee shop and location of. farmers market in warmer months ”
  • 180 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Sleek coffeehouse and lounge serving American bistro fare, milkshakes & specialty cocktails. Great for brunch.”
  • 171 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Tryst is a coffee shop reminiscent of Central Perk on Friends, with overstuffed sofas and table service. They have a much bigger food menu, and it's a great place for breakfast or lunch.”
  • 159 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“The Pork Noodle Soup here is amazing. Sunday Dim Sum Brunch and a great outdoor courtyard as well as avant garden streetwear”
  • 143 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“It is an institution in DC. It's also very affordable and family friendly. Get the pop tarts, Millionaire bar, and the meatloaf. Line gets a little crazy on the weekends.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“New York vibe with DC friendly service. Excellent and reasonably priced cocktails and a small but well-curated list of shared plates. This place gets a lot of local hype as a first date spot (which is a bonus for people watching if you’re not on a first date...).”
  • 146 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Consistently ranked as one of the best Bakeries in America, and with good reason. Local grains are house ground & baked in wood ovens to make bread & pastry in an airy, rustic space.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great local coffeeshop and bakery-- big selection of homemade pastries (try the home made pop tarts or cinnamon rolls). Almost always has 2 gluten-free options (blueberry muffin and scone- pick the scone).”
  • 56 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great for breakfast/brunch and kids. In Capitol Hill walkable neighborhood with abundant restaurants and shops. ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
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“A Real Appalachian Experience Retail Merchandise in StoreThe Floyd Country Store is renowned as a place to experience authentic Appalachian music, and is home to a group of musicians, flatfoot dancers, and cloggers who are carrying on the tradition of their families who’d pass the time playing music and dancing together. Everywhere they could these folks would gather with their friends and families from their front porch to the neighbor’s kitchen. In the 1980’s Folks in Floyd took to coming out to the General Store and began the Friday Night Jamboree tradition that continues today.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bookshop
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“This is the most adorable bar in the back of a quirky bookshop. We recommend heading here for an early evening cocktail before heading out somewhere else.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Awesome micro-roasted and pour over coffee just a few block up Georgia Avenue. Open from 7am-6PM daily serving single-origin coffee and locally baked goods with outdoor seating. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
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“Cupcakes to die for. Depending on the day and weather you might have to stand on line. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Great coffee, and even better baked goods. Try the hand made scones, (chive and goat cheese is our personal favorite) but get there early as they often run out!”
  • 89 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The food is good and reasonably priced. Dining is indoors or outdoors. There is a bookstore on the premises and interesting programs (book reviews, poetry reading, open mic, etc.). ”
  • 75 locals recommend