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Tryst Coffee House and Bar

2453 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
+1 202-232-5500
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“salmon bagel” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 am - 12:00 am Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2453 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was looking for a quick, good and vegan breakfast. What I have found is exactly what I was looking for, plus a really cozy, friendly and peculiar environment. The staff is extremely kind and helpful and the menu offers so many options, that I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dboss5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for coffee, breakfasts and just hanging out with a newspaper or with your laptop. A local venue and always busy and with a great buzz. Makes a real change from Starbucks and similar chains. I love it on Sunday mid mornings to relax...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank midasmci
Reviewed 14 December 2018

You will fall in love this "Bohemian" place. Gen X may not relate to description as it is not much in use. Adams Morgan was always different from the usual DC hangouts of yore, G'town, Dupont, 17 th and P.. AM was boasted one of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Adesh S
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to Adams Morgan and Tryst. We were looking for some rest and nurishment, after having walked from the Washington National Cathedral. Our group walked up and down both 18th & Columbia Streets, looking for the Adams Morgan "experience". We found...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mark43
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Always try a new spot when visiting an favorite town and Tryst did not disappoint. Staff was friendly, tables were filled but not packed and a solo musician with a great voice, music selection and banjo playing. Bourbon chocolate cheesecake was amazing!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WonderingMomma
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Our family came here for breakfast before going to the National Zoo. Nice Wifi Hotspot local Coffeehouse vibe. Friendly wait staff and the food was well prepared and a good variety of options. A good place to stop for a bite and chat and plan...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank robhW5834ZA
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The menu in photos must be really old because the one at the restaurant was much more limited and worn. My breakfast loaf was tasty, but dry, and the salmon bagel was also good, but the tomato needed about two weeks more to ripen. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mah_Murrini
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I stopped in here for an early dinner on a Monday. There is a great, laid back coffeehouse vibe here. I ordered from the all- day brunch menu and had a delicious serving of avocado toast served with radishes and an egg. A good place...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank profmom1
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I was recently in DC for a work trip and had the good fortune to find myself at Tryst. It was so good I went back each day until I had to head back to Atlanta. I love that they serve Counter Culture coffee (I...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Rachel T
Reviewed 4 August 2018

You know when you're looking for the perfect place to have a summer dinner, but you're overwhelmed with choices and just start walking, knowing that you'll know the place when you see it? This was that place for us! My husband and I were in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LoveToTravel8
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Leota E
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16 January 2015|
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Response from wendyrollins | Reviewed this property |
Hi there fellow traveler, I don't think they serve pancakes. I have never seen them the menu but their waffles are so yummy!! Especially the sweet potato waffles.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 3:00 am
6:30 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2453 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighbourhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: +1 202-232-5500
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