Killer E.S.P.

Killer E.S.P.

Coffee Shop, Café, and Bakery
1012 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, United States
Hours:
Open until 9:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 9:00 AM–9:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 9:00 AM–11:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.8/10

Based on 187 votes

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    Chris P.
    Try the Crazy F'ing Chocolate gelato and Dangerously Delicious pies.(12 Tips)
    Paul T.
    Chicken pot pie was delicious and the Nutella latte was superb!(4 Tips)
    Frank F.
    Worth the visit for Dangerously Delicious Pies alone!(2 Tips)
    Leanna L.
    Order a tea and a slice of pie and sit at the bar.(9 Tips)

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  • espresso
  • gelato
  • tea
  • sorbetto
  • pies
  • French pastries
  • casual
  • trendy
  • outdoor seating
  • good for dates
  • gluten-free food
  • authentic
  • ice cream
  • artsy
  • free Wifi
  • cozy
  • great value
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  • almond croissants
  • empanadas
  • Paul M.

    Espresso drinks are, as they say, killer. Don't miss out on the fantastic cold brew. Say hi to Buddy, the shoppe's dog. Enjoy the Cali-inspired space.

    Paul Mederos · April 17
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  • Emily M.

    A macchiato is not a cortado, for the record, Killer ESP.

    Emily M. · March 19
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  • Frank F.

    Worth the visit for Dangerously Delicious Pies alone!

    Frank Fuhrmeister · February 11
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  • Frank F.

    Might be the coziest coffee shop in the DC area.

    Frank Fuhrmeister · February 11
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  • Jonathan D.

    Probably the best coffee on King St.

    Jonathan Dagle · January 13
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  • Tyler L.

    Very cool hip coffee shop. The coffee and espresso can take a little while to make, but the worth, and sometimes a bit steep prices are largely worth it. The serve Stumptown, and it. is amazing.

    Tyler Lund · January 5
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  • Nove Z.

    Flat white. Stumptown coffee. Great service. What's not to love

    Nove Znacky · December 24, 2014
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  • Rachel O.

    FREAKING AMAZING. Best gelato flavors. Ferrero Rocher. That is all. Try for yourself. Also cutest building award! 🙌

    Rachel Orr · October 2, 2014
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  • Brionne G.

    Excellent chai! Also a slice of the apple crumb pie is a must.

    Brionne Griffin · September 20, 2014
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  • Donn P.

    Nutella latte

    Donn Pudmaroff · September 9, 2014
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  • Lisa M.

    Fun and artsy spot, great coffee! Simple beverages and a nice selection of gluten free pastries and pre made food options.

    Lisa M · September 1, 2014
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  • MariAnne W.

    Coffee and pies

    MariAnne Woehrle · August 21, 2014
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  • Chris P.

    Salted Caramel and there is no X espresso! Try the Crazy F'ing Chocolate gelato and Dangerously Delicious pies.

    Chris Petracco · August 17, 2014
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  • Kyle R.

    This is where you get heavenly espresso drinks. My vote is a cappuccino or latte - keep it simple and do NOT add sugar or flavorings. Enjoy.

    Kyle Riggs · August 13, 2014
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  • Scott L.

    Affogato. Definitely.

    Scott Loeb · August 9, 2014
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  • Leanna L.

    Order a tea and a slice of pie and sit at the bar. The baristas are always so friendly and willing to chat. Weekday nights are best to avoid the rush.

    Leanna Lathrop · August 9, 2014
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  • Alice W.

    White chocolate raspberry is good. This place is hip and modern, with a touch of rustic hipster.

    Alice Wang · August 9, 2014
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  • Mike G.

    Espresso sorbetto and PIE!

    Mike Garrett · August 7, 2014
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  • Sohrab S.

    Best coffee shop in a 50 mile radius. Come after 5 on monday-Thursday and a big cup of tea (brewed on the spot) is $1.

    Sohrab S · August 7, 2014
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  • Jackie N.

    This place says they're open until 9:30 but when I got there at 9:20, their does were already closed & workers were cleaning up. I pleaded to the worker to let me in but she refused. Never coming back

    Jackie N · July 17, 2014
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  • Michelle O.

    Nutella Latte!

    Michelle Olenoski · June 4, 2014
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  • Laura L.

    Great service, good happy hour deals on pastries and tea, awesome place! Loved the Almond Croissant and gelato! Definitely coming back soon!

    Laura Limas · May 28, 2014
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  • Veena S.

    Note to people who are allergic to pets... They allow dogs+ indoors. As much as I love them, I don't want to sneeze my way through a work/study session. And the dog fights are distracting too.

    Veena Susan · May 22, 2014
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  • Brittney T.

    Grapefruit mint sorbetta is delicious

    Brittney Trimmer · May 3, 2014
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  • Sara S.

    This place is so hipster I just grew a beard. Try the Nutella banana things, ask for them to be warmed up.

    Sara Schwartz · April 29, 2014
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  • Cameron B.

    Skip all the other coffee shops and head straight here. Only coffee place worth it innokd town.

    Cameron B · March 24, 2014
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  • MARC

    I asked for a "Cappuccino" and got a "latte" instead... Asked the Barista for a Cappuccino and i was told i did not specified if i wanted a "Dry" cappuccino. Good coffee though.

    MARC · March 9, 2014
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  • Carolyn B.

    Back patio is great in warm weather. And the soy chai latte is phenomenal. Definitely coming back with a book or other leisurely reading material.

    Carolyn B. · February 23, 2014
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  • طريق ا.

    the beeeeeest Read more

    طريق الهدى · January 22, 2014
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  • Doug W.

    Great drinks and food but when it is a single person who is taking orders, making drinks, serving food and cleaning up the line moves sooooooo slow. I don't get why this is a "thing" at coffee shops.

    Doug Wright · December 26, 2013
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  • Lee D.

    You have to try a slice of savory pie!

    Lee D · December 22, 2013
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  • AZiZ4350

    best place in town to relax after busy shopping day

    AZiZ4350 · November 3, 2013
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  • Jihad F.

    The Stumptown coffee keeps me coming back. Makes me feel like I've traveled to Portland for a good latte.

    Jihad F. Saleh · November 1, 2013
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  • Tiffany G.

    Really liked this coffee shop. The salted caramel latte was yummy. Lots of art to check out.

    Tiffany Graves · October 21, 2013
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  • Elizabeth B.

    Almond biscotti gelato 👌

    Elizabeth Branton · September 24, 2013
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  • Q - Eats

    Best chai latte ever

    Q - Eats · September 4, 2013
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  • Keri Kae N.

    Sugar craving? The gluten-free macarons are awesome! Loved the rose and lemon flavors.

    Keri Kae Nacin · September 1, 2013
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  • jared

    Bomb gelato. Period. Amazing.

    jared · August 18, 2013
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  • Larissa B.

    If the waitress with the long bleached hair is working better get a guy to place your order. Her visual cortex is not configured to process female input.

    Larissa B · August 11, 2013
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  • BK D.

    Lemon Coconut gelato is amazing!

    BK Diva · August 5, 2013
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  • Mire S.

    Macaroons must try. Everything here is delicious.

    Mire Soto · July 21, 2013
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  • Katie S.

    If you like peanut butter & chocolate in one dish, the peanut butter chess pie is ORGASMIC

    Katie S. · July 18, 2013
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  • Amadie H.

    Macarons! Empanadas! Great coffee! Fantastic place to hang out and get some work done.

    Amadie Hart · July 12, 2013
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  • Christina D.

    Love their coffee. The iced coffee has already become my summer fave.

    Christina Davis · July 6, 2013
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  • Jaclyn R.

    Really solid iced coffee.

    Jaclyn R. · June 26, 2013
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  • Donna D.

    Free WiFi, really great artwork (always new, too!), amazing gelato (pomegranate basil... heaven), great espresso and food and some of the best people work here. My favorite place to chill in Old Town!

    Donna D · June 21, 2013
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  • Jonas P.

    Best spanish "cortado" I've had in DC

    Jonas Porcar · June 9, 2013
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  • Raquel A.

    Ps- Everything here is awesome and they have "Tea Happy Hour" which is pure awesomeness!!!

    Raquel Abarca Murillo · June 5, 2013
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  • Raquel A.

    The back is this place is awesome. Feels like home, the music it's a tiny bit loud sometimes, they have a great patio. Wi-Fi and great great local art!!!

    Raquel Abarca Murillo · June 5, 2013
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  • Christina H.

    Great customer service. Get the Kiwi Sorbetto!

    Christina Harper · May 30, 2013
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