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M. E. Swing Coffee House

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1702 G St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4702
+1 202-628-7601
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
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Northern Virginia
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Very cool coffee shop close the the White House. Historic even! Check out the pictures on the wall, this place has been a staple for the DC coffee scene for many years. Great service, great coffee!

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Thank crmunson98
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Ordering a coffee for ‘here’ will get you a freshly brewed roast, served in a delicate clay cup. If you can, grab a stool by the window and just relax. They also serve fresh tasty pastries and doughnuts. It can get busy at lunch. A lot of employees’ from the World Bank frequent the place. However, the lines moves fast,... More 

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Thank kdr1974
Alexandria, Virginia
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293 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

M E Swing Coffee has been around for decades and is survived many administrations by offering the BEST coffee available in Washington. This is mostly a take-away type of shop, but there area few tables and stools if you like to watch the government types start their days. The pastry menu is limited, but everything I have tried is excellent.... More 

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Thank 349Charles25
Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Its true what they say about coffee in the US; its pretty bad. So on a visit to DC, finding Swings was an unexpected treat. They have been roasting for about 100 years and have a real European style, not the mediocre milky stuff that dominates in this country. The place buzzes with conversation, as local office workers pile for... More 

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Thank Christopher G
Sellersville, Pennsylvania, United States
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Service was fast and the prices were reasonable. I ordered a latte. Friends ordered a hot chocolate and a regular coffee. All were yummy good. They do serve Numi tea for you tea drinkers. The place is and busy. They do have snacks and food items as well. I would like to visit this place again!

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Thank CA B
Ajax, Canada
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

I like independent coffee shops where every detail is considered, from the water temperature to the grind of the beans to the pour. All I had was coffee but it was exactly what I wanted: a nice medium roast with a bold rich flavour.

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Thank Kevvie_G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

The best cup of coffee I've ever had....And I drink ALOT of coffee. Service is great, pastries are great, people are great. It is cramped and the line can be long at times but it moves very quickly. Get your daily fix here, you will not be disappointed.

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Thank Sean713
Midwest City, Oklahoma
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172 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Unfortunately I could not get a sugar free iced mocha however the iced vanilla latte was available sugar free and it was delicious. The coffee tasted very fresh! Staff are very nice.

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Thank AndyOKC21
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198 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Folks line up in droves for the expresso drinks, yet one of the hidden gems is the smooth chai latte. If you're a fan of the drink, make sure to try Swing's version.

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Thank Derek F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This place is great for excellent coffee. They have a good choice of different brews. Staff is very nice and very efficient. An excellent place for quality coffee.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 18:00
Thursday
07:00 - 18:00
Friday
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1702 G St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4702
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-628-7601

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