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Modern Times Coffeehouse

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5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
+1 202-362-2408
08:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

I visit at least once a week. Love their espresso drinks, almond croissants, and tuna sandwiches! Enjoy the funky atmosphere.

Thank cpn46
Baltimore, Maryland
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84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2013

This is basically a hole in the wall coffeehouse that looks like some relic from the 60s. However, don't be fooled by the odd decor of mismatched furniture and dingy floor, as this cafe serves some mighty good basic food. After eating in the tony Palisades area of D.C. the night before, we wanted a simple brunch before heading to... More 

Thank debshirle
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116 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2012

I love going here when I have some hours to while away. Browsing is hassle-free, but when I am in a hurry, someone always steps up to help me or ring up purchases in record time. The talks are excellent, and it is fun to mingle downstairs in the sale room and then to hang around for coffee, lunch, good... More 

Thank andarcaminos
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143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

A very well-stocked bookstore with a dynamic speakers program and - on a desultory Saturday night - a spelling bee! Small cafe downstairs, alongside a huge childrens section staffed by Very helpful, knowledgeable staff.

Thank rockwell121
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012

Never know who'll be speaking...always liberal...for the most part anyway...great coffee shop in the cave-like seating-area on the lower level...great for a gift or two or three ...

Thank kans1
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

Attended a book signing given by an author who is an old family friend. Books are of a more sophisticated nature, reflecting the upscale neighborhood in Northwest D.C. The cafe is always busy... you might find some national figures there.

Thank EllKell
Rochester, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

A great place to spend a rainy day!!! With a terrific cafe inside, the day will disappear!

Thank Laurie C
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

This is a book store with people who actually know what is in the store and make extra efforts to assist you. The way a store should be run and what we all hope for. The Best IN DC!!

Thank dazow
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2011

This is certainly the best place in DC to visit if you like good coffee, excellent books and a perfect place to meet up with friends and family or enjoy solo time. The staff is excellent and the coffee made to perfection. They have a limited menu but all dishes on offering are of good quality with a nice balance... More 

Thank Bizet
London, United Kingdom
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2009

Small English-basement cafe with generous portions of soups, sandwiches, and salads. Sometimes hard to get a table but great spot for a weekend lunch or cup of coffee.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cafe, Delicatessen
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-362-2408

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