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Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar

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1726 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1105
+1 202-234-5837
07:00 - 19:00
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Wollongong, Australia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We love our coffee and were looking forward to a brisk walk and morning espresso as recommended by another coffee lover back home. The espresso was probably the best we'd had at that point in the three weeks we'd been in the USA. The "too cool for school" attitude from one of the servers may have been palatable if she... More 

Thank Tracey A
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place used to be great but the coffee is now more often than not burnt and/or bitter and they no longer have internet (apparently someone abused the privilege but other cafés seem to find some way to manage that risk...).

Thank AnonEMuis
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Love this place to go with friends. Environment is super cool as well as the decoration. Staff is super friendly and price ok. They don't have huge selection of coffees but doesn't matter just chill and enjoy the moment. Highly recommended for a quick stop with friends.

Thank Canyc09
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

It can be a bit tricky to find - even for locals not familiar with the area - but just look for the people drinking coffee right outside the shop (where there is some seating) and you'll find it! It's a cool space, if a bit tight. The staff is awesome and ensures high-quality drinks, even if you have a... More 

Thank surlarue35
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Highest quality espresso and great service. We come there a lot and really like this place. They have also muffins and free wifi.

Thank Haephrati
Mexico City, Mexico
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Friends who live local introduced me to Filter, what a great find! Excellent coffee -whilst a small venue has a cosy atmosphere.

Thank Dean B
Urbana, Missouri
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent espresso and coffee. If you want flavored syrups and frappes, you might not love this place. If you want great tasting freshly roasted coffee and espresso, this is the spot!

Thank jmw121805
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Since I last reviewed this place I'd say that my impression has changed. The coffee is no longer consistently good - in fact, it's more often not that good - and there are now far more options available for good coffee in DC. The snacks are also a bit lacklustre. But everything else about the place still great, so though... More 

Thank AnonEMuis
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

First you have to find this place but I appreciate a place that is hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Dupont Circle. Coffee is decent, they do a good job with the flat white. Prices are equivalent to other coffee shops in the area. It's a small place so table space is at a premium but they have... More 

Thank Adriana M
Vienna, Virginia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Wonderful coffee and nice atmosphere. Seating upstairs to spread out. Great staff and a varied menu.

Thank grady225

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1726 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1105
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-234-5837

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?