We've put together a group of great coffee places in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood and the surrounding area for you to explore and fall in love with. Included on our list is the latest addition to the Mount Pleasant streetscape, Habit.
To some, it may seem counterintuitive to drink a hot beverage on a hot day. For others, a cup of coffee is the only thing guaranteed to give them the jumpstart they need to get through the day. If you are one of those people uncertain about the prospect of sipping on a hot cup o' joe, fret not, that is what iced coffee is for!
3234 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010 (on the corner of 11th Street + Lamont Street) | (202) 332-3234
Just over on 11th Street, Room 11 is serving up quality coffee from Four Barrell Coffee. Whether you are in the mood for cold brew (served on draft), drip coffee, French Press, or an espresso, this hip hangout has you covered. There is also a great lineup of breakfast options, including granola, a grilled asparagus omelette, quiche, and our personal favorite, the build-your-own biscuit. If none of those suit your fancy, you can always try a classic bagel from Bullfrog Bagels.
If you haven't gotten your fill of Room 11 after your morning coffee, no problem, they also serve lunch and dinner! Check out their menus, here.
3116 Mount Pleasant Street NW, Washington, DC 20010 | (202) 462-1159
Starbucks isn't the only place to find an iced coffee on your way to the Columbia Heights Metro stop for your morning commute! Alex, the owner of Dos Gringos, serves up iced coffee daily right on the front stoop of the restaurant. You can get your caffeine fix for just $1, which is a much better deal than the large chains, if you ask us.
Oh, and did we mention that it's dog friendly? Because it is! Refreshment is available for the dogs as well, with a bowl of water for them to lap away at while you grab your morning pick-me-up for a walk around Mount Pleasant with the pups.
3310 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010 | (202) 588-5660
Located at the corner of Park Rd. and 14th St., Coffy Café is an independently owned cafe, bringing you coffee, crepes, and conversation. Coffy was founded with the intentions of creating a unique space in the neighborhood with a 60s & 70s feel to it and works to bring their childhood kitchen and living room to the neighborhood. The café's groovy vibe makes it a neighborhood staple, with delicious food both sweet and savory, as well as a kids menu for young-ones or the young-at-heart. You can even rent out table space for free from them, making it a great place for a work rendez-vous!
Their specialty coffee uses beans ground on the spot and made using the European method to create a finer, sweeter espresso with a light "crema." They combine this with hands-on frothing of milk to create a latte that is foamier, sweeter, and richer. The menu includes sweet & savory crepes, smoothies, tea, coffee and espresso drinks.
You can learn more about Coffy Café and check out their full menu on their website, here.
3415 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010 | (202) 290-3342
The Coupe is a part of the Tryst Central family of restaurants, including DC favorites Tryst, Open City, The Diner & Tryst at the Phillips. The Coupe is a french-american cafe, coffeehouse, and bar, with a focus on locally sourced products. Their meat, eggs, and dairy are all from local, organic farms, their booze is from several DC breweries and distilleries, and their coffee, through Counter Culture, is from small family farms. The Coupe strives to avoid national chains and factory farms to contribute to the small economies that support individuals and brings the neighborhood better tasting products that are better for the world.
You can read more about The Coupe and find their full menu on their website, here.
3064 Mount Pleasant Street NW, Washington, DC 20010 | (202) 299-0141
Flying Fish has a prime location right on Mount Pleasant St. and is dedicated to making the neighborhood happy through good coffee. Founded by Michael Visser, a trained pastry-chef, Flying Fish started out as your typical neighborhood coffee shop but has continued to evolve since its creation. The food menu has evolved continuously to meet the needs of Mt Pleasant and also to make home for Visser's more interesting pastry ideas. The coffee has remained consistent though, with Trickling Springs Creamery's milk, Art of Tea's loose leaf teas, and Counter Culture's coffee. Counter Culture was founded with an emphasis on high quality coffee, sustainability, and education, and works to improve all of these throughout the coffee chain, while thinking locally. Flying Fish is committed to making as much in house as possible, and all of their syrups and mixes are made in house.
Check out Flying Fish, their menu, and some "schwag" on their website, here.
3155 Mount Pleasant Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
Purple Patch opened up in Mt Pleasant earlier this year bringing an interesting Filipino-American cuisine to the neighborhood. As a part of the space they acquired in the purchase of Tonic, a place long time Mt Pleasant residents will remember, owners Drew and Patrice Cleary are opening up a coffee and breakfast place under Radius Pizza. Habit Coffee has just opened and is quickly finding success, filling the niche of Australian meat pies we didn't even know the neighborhood needed! The owners have set up Habit as a grab and go spot, with a mellow feel to it. While they are under the same management, Habit and Purple Patch will not offer each other's foods on the others menus, so you'll just have to try them both, maybe a breakfast followed by lunch?
You can read more about Habit from the Washington Post, here.
Argyle Convenient Store
3220 Mount Pleasant Street NW, Washington, DC 20010 \ (202) 667-5717
On the run and looking to grab a few groceries or essentials along with your coffee to go? Argyle Convenient Store is your best bet in Mount Pleasant. Argyle has been open for almost 30 years, but has recently changed hands. Since it's new owners took over, a coffee bar and a selection of goodies from Firehook Bakery have become a prominent feature of the establishment. The market is open late, which means it's also a good option for when you come down with a serious case of the late night munchies.