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Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar

Coffee Shop and Tea Room$$$$
Dupont Circle, Washington
127 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • espresso drinks
  • rasheed
  • casual
  • cozy
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  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    Filter Coffeehouse is a gem that’s become a clear favorite of locals. The coffee is some of the best I’ve tried, ever. The place was extremely crowded both times, which is always a great sign. Read more
  • Brent M.
    Brent MadisonJuly 4, 2015
    This is the best coffee in and around Dupont Square. It's probably the coolest shop in all of DC, housed in the basement of a brownstone on a quite side street.
  • Carmen d.
    Carmen da SilvaJune 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite coffee shop in DC, despite my greater love of Peregrine's actual choice of coffee & espresso beans, simply because the owner rocks and all baristas really do know what's up. Free wi-fi. Read more
  • C R.
    C ReyAugust 11, 2017
    Love this garden level coffee bar that blends in with the neighborhood. Have an exceptional afternoon espresso and a bubbly water. You can also get some beans and basic brew equipment.
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen PerleMarch 12, 2017
    Great selection of beer but way too cold for the ales. The coffee is great if you don't know much about coffee. My Aussie friend was amazed that anyone would recommend a place that scorches the milk
  • Michael A.
    Michael AmbjornAugust 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    These good people serve Stumptown with a smile. A worthwhile espresso stop.
  • Án G.
    Án GelJuly 19, 2012
    Are you kidding me? About 15 mins after I had my soy mocha latte, a cute barista asks out loud if somebody wanted an ice soy latte that she made by mistake...Ha! A five second gaze+smile did the job!
  • Tim F.
    Tim FAugust 8, 2015
    I'm not gonna lie...this is an uppity coffee joint for serious coffee snobs. You can frown at the pretentiousness or dive in and enjoy a great cup of coffee. Or both, I guess.
  • Eater
    EaterMay 1, 2014
    The intimate atmosphere, the roasted beans from Annapolis neighbors, Ceremony, and an array of preparations make it essential to the D.C. coffee scene. Read more
  • Ed M.
    Ed MAugust 24, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Get the Wolf melon berry (or is it wolf berry melon?) tea iced, add just a little agave syrup and you have Kool-Aid for grown ups. It's delicious and refreshing
  • Jake F.
    Jake FrasierJune 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a latte sweetened with brown sugar. They perfectly steam their milk here.
  • Aija B.
    Aija BruvereJune 24, 2015
    Great coffee. Thats where locals who are in the know go for their coffee.
  • Promethean F.
    Promethean FundraisingJanuary 12, 2014
    Rating: 5 / Despite the ability to have a large event and to find a seat...the staff was quite knowledgeable about coffee and congenial...
  • Matt S.
    Matt SalvettiApril 12, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Best espresso drinks in DC west of Big Bear. Friendly service, savvy baristas, and great cappuccino & cortado.
  • Eva d.
    Eva d'AmbrosioFebruary 19, 2016
    Crowded and elitist but undeniably good. Warning that the French Press takes an incredibly long time to make. Even after the coffee brews, they push down the strainer extreeeeeemely slowly.
  • Brionne G.
    Brionne GriffinSeptember 20, 2014
    Small space, but worth it. Ask the barista for a recommendation, and you'll undoubtedly learn something new.
  • Mesha
    MeshaFebruary 12, 2017
    All coffee are perfect.. pour over and French press.
  • Joshua L.
    Joshua LittleAugust 23, 2015
    I loved this place. Super friendly people, community feeling, and, of course, excellent coffee.
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FosterAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Celeb lookalike coffee shop! The barista looks like Rob Delaney & a patron looks like Macklemore. This place, in general, is pretty good but costs a deal more than I'd like to pay for coffee.
  • Joel I.
    Joel InwoodApril 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The way the Sumatra is roasted gives it all kinds of flavor, which was not what I was expecting. I prefer mine more deep and subtle. It really does wonders for all the other coffees I tried, though, a
  • Irena P.
    Irena PierovaMarch 4, 2017
    one of the best pourovers in dc. i'm not a fan of espresso but here it's nice too
  • David D.
    David DimmettMarch 13, 2013
    Nice place with a serious focus on well brewed coffee. Not much seating, but a nice place to meet for coffee.
  • Geoff S.
    Geoff SokolowskiApril 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best coffee in the neighborhood, if not the city. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonSeptember 10, 2011
    Filter makes gorgeous espresso drinks. Also, only place I know in DC that you can get a Flat White.
  • AskMen
    AskMenMarch 19, 2010
    Owner Rasheed Jabr will make sure to customize your experience no matter what kind of coffee you prefer: light roast, dark roast or something in between. D.C.’s an international city.
  • Larissa P.
    Larissa PakJuly 15, 2015
    Locals love the place yet I found it a bit too rustic.
  • Samantha R.
    Samantha ReillyJune 8, 2016
    The people are so friendly and the Moroccan mint iced tea is perfect for a hot summer day walking to work
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DagleJanuary 26, 2015
    Unlike Starbucks, a real Flat White is available here. Always good coffee at Filter.
  • Charise V.
    Charise Van LiewOctober 19, 2014
    Flat White is delicious:2 shots of espresso and 5 ounces of flat milk
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BlairMarch 13, 2015
    Knowledgeable baristas. Try the single origin espresso, it's perfect.
  • Calvin I.
    Calvin IJuly 1, 2011
    The staff is wonderful and the iced coffee is delicious :-) can't wait to try some of the other selections!
  • anjelika
    anjelikaApril 13, 2013
    Be sure to get their Filter card - after 9 drinks you get the 10th free!
  • Jason R.
    Jason RosenbergAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious coffee and wonderful people, can be hard to find a seat. If you find one, grab it.
  • Roshan S.
    Roshan SadananiMay 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Easily some of the best coffee in DC. They make a mean cortado
  • Emily M.
    Emily M.March 19, 2015
    Drinks are good, but zero ambience. Only ideal if you are a mole and enjoy being in a dark space.
  • Hannah L.
    Hannah LuddyAugust 21, 2016
    Carrot and maple muffins were good, as was the house coffee. Great area.
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SandersOctober 14, 2016
    Small, cozy spot to get work done and have delicious coffee
  • DC Dining Adventures
    Cool space with great coffee!
  • The Ramsbury Group
    The Ramsbury GroupJanuary 18, 2012
    Our favorite coffee in NW, but we're neighbors, so we're biased! Cash only if you're spending less than $5.
  • Bill K.
    Bill KirstMay 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best coffee in town - stop by and talk to Rasheed who owns the place. Really nice guy who serves up great coffee.
  • Borys P.
    Borys PierovNovember 20, 2017
    Decent pour over coffee, best espresso I tried in US so far.
  • Valeriy K.
    Valeriy KMarch 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Very good cortado. A couple of outside tables.
  • Jennifer O.
    Jennifer OReillyJune 16, 2010
    This place is great -- amazing lattes and a great vibe. Make this one of the best coffee shops in DC.
  • Phil K.
    Phil KatzMarch 13, 2016
    Great coffee by Ceremony, cute but small workspace
  • Yianni K.
    Yianni KonstantopoulosSeptember 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    This place is great! Be sure to ask for the "Dirty Greek" and pair it with the Ham & Cheese croissant!
  • Crew
    CrewDecember 23, 2014
    Plenty of power outlets. Free Wi-Fi, password not required. Read more
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraAugust 14, 2016
    Cute little hideaway of a coffee shop near DuPont. Needs more seats though.
  • Sunil S.
    Sunil SadasivanAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the cortado! Perfect combination of espresso and milk.
  • Thomas
    ThomasJuly 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Barrel conditioned series is the best coffee, when its available
  • Hatoon
    HatoonJanuary 18, 2013
    Great place , staff and absolutely superb cup of Coffee.
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