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Chinatown Coffee Company

Chinatown Coffee Company

Coffee Shop and Grocery Store$$$$
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown, Washington
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  • Hugo
    HugoMay 27
    Waste of time - asked for Chenex and given a lazily made v60 with none of the flavour or taste of a good bean
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaxwellOctober 16, 2016
    Check out the signs in the bathroom
  • A F.
    A FarachAugust 5, 2016
    Coffee, pour over, espresso, cold press
  • c0uP
    c0uPMay 24, 2016
    Excellent cortado. Bonus points for the glassware.
  • Karla S.
    Karla SosaMay 17, 2016
    Delicious coffee and espresso drinks in a great atmosphere
  • Molly S.
    Molly SchwartzMay 5, 2016
    Good third wave coffee
  • J. G.
    J. GardinerMarch 4, 2016
    Brazilian hand pour!
  • John C.
    John CockerillAugust 22, 2015
    If you can stay, or want a hot drink, I guess this would be the place to go. I asked for a "pour over ice" and was told that they don't do that. Why not?That's how a real 3rd wave coffee shop makes it
  • Collin C.
    Collin ChartierAugust 13, 2015
    Ethiopia Kyoto drip...good, but not excellent.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesAugust 11, 2015
    Has a good beer selection and has absinthe.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesAugust 11, 2015
    Awesome coffee place. The best coffee place in Chinatown and the best coffee place I have been in DC.
  • Katie C.
    Katie CallowayAugust 1, 2015
    Iced latte on a hot day!
  • Graham F.
    Graham FlemingJuly 1, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Can't go wrong with the yogurt and granola on an early morning.
  • Katarina K.
    Katarina KatsmaJune 9, 2015
    This place is the BEST. Their tea is good (and I'm a tea snob) but the coffee is just to die for. The guys work hard but still find the time to be super friendly! A+++
  • Rosie P.
    Rosie PeckApril 16, 2015
    Very cute place and nice people serving. Great coffee too
  • Oi Yin L.
    Oi Yin LoApril 3, 2015
    Great service. Nice relaxing atmosphere for delving into a book and delicious coffee.
  • Emily M.
    Emily M.March 19, 2015
    Decent, but come on guys, take out the syphon on weekends. I think you can handle it.
  • Pete D.
    Pete DeCarolisMarch 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Place looks cool, great staff. Even serves alcohol.
  • m. h.
    m. hameedMarch 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Miss this spot, almond milk lattes are made to perfection
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DagleFebruary 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A top shelf purveyor of coffee and espresso.
  • Frank F.
    Frank FuhrmeisterFebruary 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Being that it's not too far out of the way of the metro, this is a highly-trafficked coffee stop for many. Don't expect to camp here with your MacBook and scone.
  • Dan F.
    Dan FoyFebruary 20, 2015
    Great pull
  • Marina C.
    Marina CardosoFebruary 19, 2015
    Cappuccino and chocolate biscotti 👍
  • Sebastian D.
    Sebastian DörnerFebruary 15, 2015
    Proper coffee shop with tasty almond biscotti.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SimonFebruary 7, 2015
    Mocha all the way
  • sam
    samJanuary 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    They use Trickling Springs Creamery milk and the attention to detail shows. But, if you like authentic chai don't bother with their chai latte.
  • Sam H.
    Sam HJanuary 18, 2015
    Good coffee for good prices! My favorite is their iced coffee
  • morgan f.
    morgan finkelsteinDecember 30, 2014
    Best coffee in Chinatown for sure, but such little cups!
  • Rohaina
    RohainaDecember 23, 2014
    Quality coffee. Worth stepping in and checking out their specials. Mochas and vanilla lattes are good. They also serve absinthe!
  • Ben D.
    Ben DruckerDecember 15, 2014
    One of the best spots in DC. Tons of seating, quality coffee, and free wifi.
  • Alexandra S.
    Alexandra SchmidtDecember 14, 2014
    Coffee is great, the lattes are better! Avoiding the bagels would be my only suggestion
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaDecember 3, 2014
    Lots of outlets to charge up!
  • Mayalin B.
    Mayalin BarrNovember 22, 2014
    Staff is friendly...sometimes! The only thing I came here for was to buy black cat espresso.
  • Amy E.
    Amy ElliottNovember 13, 2014
    Satisfactory.not very comfortable
  • Steven H.
    Steven HassallNovember 11, 2014
    Tasty granola and yogurt but disappointing coffee, too hot and slightly burnt
  • Mal D.
    Mal DonnaOctober 23, 2014
    I chemex betta than this shit
  • Tyler H.
    Tyler HastingsOctober 21, 2014
    Solid coffee shop just a few blocks from the chinatown metro. Not a lot of seating.
  • Jess O.
    Jess OwensOctober 20, 2014
    Mocha Monday = good deal on a super tasty mocha!
  • Brendan B.
    Brendan BrownOctober 17, 2014
    Make sure your beard game is on point. Hand pour coffee is delicious.
  • Brionne G.
    Brionne GriffinSeptember 20, 2014
    Coffee is rich and strong. The granola and yogurt cup is very good too.
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WebberSeptember 10, 2014
    Great coffee but very small location. Get their espresso, the barista will pull it just right. If you can find a seat, it's a cool place to hang out, but don't count on one being available.
  • Sonja H.
    Sonja HyltoftSeptember 2, 2014
    The granola and yogurt is great here
  • Michael S.
    Michael StarrSeptember 1, 2014
    Love the coffees. They rotate frequently. Try a siphon brew if you haven't before!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Bryan Voltaggio, chef of Family Meal, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Coffee. Read more
  • Sonja S.
    Sonja StrongarmAugust 17, 2014
    Iced coffee mochas
  • Robbie A.
    Robbie AllanAugust 16, 2014
    Great espresso, or take an extra minute and get a Guatemalan vacuum syphon
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LongAugust 9, 2014
    The Soy Latte is fine, not much seating available. They do sell beer and liquor.
  • Cat C.
    Cat CatAugust 9, 2014
    Specially picked coffees can be made by french press, chemex or syphon methods. Definitely worth a try.
  • Kelsey H.
    Kelsey HayesAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Seating and outlets are scarce, but you can save money by ordering drinks to go.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    A bright, storefront with basic furniture and funky music where uber-friendly and efficient baristas serve up smooth, wonderful espressos as well as drip, French press, and hand pour coffees. Read more
  • Luiz C.
    Luiz CentenaroJune 15, 2014
    Need energy? Try the Ethiopian Hand Pour, if you are hungry the Paradiso; salted bacon with nutella and sliced strawberry on a brioche is dank. The wifi is overworked but atmosphere is worth it.
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MitchellMay 27, 2014
    They use awesome cows milk but also have almond and soy options. Decent pastries and beans but no one seems to sell coffee by the lb anymore
  • Hillary H.
    Hillary HartleyApril 30, 2014
    The granola/yogurt really is worth leaving a tip. It's very good! Full fat, creamy, and just the right sweetness.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HinmanApril 25, 2014
    Cortado + homemade granola w/ local yogurt - perfect afternoon treat!
  • MsTwixt M.
    MsTwixt MsTwixtApril 8, 2014
    Don't rush yourself here
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresMarch 26, 2014
    Great coffee, good atmosphere and friendly staff!
  • Steve L.
    Steve LoGerfoMarch 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    I love this place. Great service and coffee.
  • Steven Y.
    Steven YJanuary 4, 2014
    They serve a great pour-over coffee, plus free wifi
  • Audrey T.
    Audrey TolbertNovember 26, 2013
    If (when) I own a coffee place, it will be like this: great coffee, fast wifi, good music, and craft beer.
  • Tommy B.
    Tommy BennettNovember 16, 2013
    They have Heart beans for pour over.
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher ChenNovember 13, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    $2 espresso on Wednesdays.
  • Dorothy L.
    Dorothy LêOctober 19, 2013
    This place rocks!
  • Tom W.
    Tom WardSeptember 30, 2013
    DC's best espresso!
  • emma f.
    emma f.September 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    best cookies ever.
  • Ramata S.
    Ramata SowSeptember 15, 2013
    Yummy scones and great music. Bright, contemporary, nice exposed brick on the walls. Great place to study if you don't mind a little noise.
  • Leigh C.
    Leigh ChapmanAugust 18, 2013
    Excellent latte but there are gnats in the food cabinet
  • Sarah O.
    Sarah OliverJuly 23, 2013
    Some of the best iced chai I've ever had.
  • Raymond G.
    Raymond GlendeningJune 21, 2013
    Secret spot for a pre Caps beer. Oberon and DC Brau for $4!
  • Alex G.
    Alex GordonJune 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Iced mocha = sex
  • megan d.
    megan dunnJune 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great staff, great coffee! Try a cortado.
  • Joey M.
    Joey MarburgerMay 10, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Finally found a replacement for Blue Bottle's Gibraltar. It's the Cortado and it's delicious.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HinmanApril 28, 2013
    Great music and atmosphere. Cafe Latte is the way to go.
  • Bryant G.
    Bryant GetzelApril 2, 2013
    Try using square wallet to pay. Super easy experience!
  • Brad P.
    Brad PMarch 30, 2013
    Great coffee. And I'm all about the absinthe happy hours on Friday. Be sure to pick up one of their loyalty cards.
  • Josh N.
    Josh NadasFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Have a pour over.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SmithJanuary 11, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Great spot for a rainy Saturday morning. Good tunes, and great brews.
  • Christina S.
    Christina SkurskyDecember 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hands down the best vanilla latte I've had in a while. Plus they put hearts in the foam :)
  • Megan S.
    Megan Stiff-VasinNovember 9, 2012
    The yogurt and granola is amazing!! Creamy full fat vanilla yogurt and fresh handmade granola. Delish!!!!
  • Eric B.
    Eric BreeseOctober 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Super friendly service and delicious stuff. They are also tech friendly: they take Square and have wifi and outlets.
  • Laura W.
    Laura WhitakerSeptember 10, 2012
    Coffee: excellent. Scone: sconey. Wifi: really spotty.
  • Valorie C.
    Valorie ClarkJuly 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're feeling decadent (or need a pick-me-up), get one of their red velvet cupcakes and any espresso beverage. Seriously great.
  • Maryann J.
    Maryann James-DaleyJuly 27, 2012
    best yogurt and granola I've had ever. iced chai is tasty too. an oasis in Chinatown.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McDermottMay 19, 2012
    Good mocha and atmosphere is hip and trendy, but a little too hip and trendy for me. (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • panang c.
    panang currieMay 4, 2012
    Expensive! The ambience is not so great. The cappuccino was good though
  • Tracy G.
    Tracy GoldApril 26, 2012
    Loud, but nice that it isn't Starbucks!
  • AnneMarie H.
    AnneMarie HMarch 29, 2012
    pleasant pops are here!! eat! :)
  • Jacob C.
    Jacob ClereFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best damn latte in the city.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DJanuary 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Very nice and very cute baristas
  • Ariane V.
    Ariane ValleJanuary 27, 2012
    Use the code 3594 to get into the bathroom.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DJanuary 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best hot chocolate!
  • Erik S.
    Erik StegmanJanuary 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Follow them on Facebook to see their daily world blend. Cute, friendly baristas too!
  • Dfirst L.
    Dfirst LastDecember 22, 2011
    Great coffee and atmosphere. Surprisingly good yogurt and granola too.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieDecember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I don't need an iPod here. They're music selection is eclectic and original.
  • Jenn S.
    Jenn SawyerDecember 10, 2011
    Get a black card
  • Anthony
    AnthonyNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Incredible latte. Maybe the best I've ever had.
  • Dean V.
    Dean VastardisNovember 6, 2011
    Love getting great coffee and beer in one spot.
  • Soxinly
    SoxinlyOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee place in DC! Gotta try those single origin coffee w/ hand pour.
  • Steve G.
    Steve GoldenbergOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cortado is amazing.
  • Justin T.
    Justin ThorpOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    There in the evening? Grab a great craft beer.
  • Darci L.
    Darci LarsenSeptember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best lattes in DC. The sweetness of the espresso precludes the need to add sugar.
  • Javier L.
    Javier LlamasJune 24, 2013
    Cortado para el alma
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