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Killer E.S.P.

Killer E.S.P.

Coffee Shop, Café, and Bakery$$$$
Old Town, Alexandria
  • The espresso at Killer E.S.P. is a can't miss
  • Paul T.
    "Chicken pot pie was delicious and the Nutella latte was superb!"(5 Tips)
    Chris P.
    "Try the Crazy F'ing Chocolate gelato and Dangerously Delicious pies."(4 Tips)
    Tim M.
    "Chocolate birthday cake gelato is great"(17 Tips)
    Jonas P.
    "Best spanish "cortado" I've had in DC"(3 Tips)
108 Tips and reviews
  • espresso
  • gelato
  • dangerously delicious pies
  • casual
  • tea
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  • Lucia C.
    Lucia CazaresAugust 13
    Cold brew coffee ;)
  • Lee W.
    Lee W.June 11
    Pulled Pork
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel ClarkApril 25
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Nutella latte. And when they ask if you want your spoon, the correct answer is yes.
  • Stephen O.
    Get a couch seat!
  • Reagan B.
    Reagan BarbosaJanuary 22
    I had heard good things about Dangerously Delicious Pies, so I was excited to try them here. Underwhelmed. Wouldn't come back for them. The gelato was grainy rather than smooth. Overrated spot.
  • Renata l.
    Renata lNovember 21, 2016
    Very nice music and environment! The capuccino was also very good
  • natalie k.
    natalie kayApril 26, 2016
    eat "all the chocolate" pie!!! also the strawberry rhubarb is superb.
  • Mohammed A.
    Mohammed AlyousefMarch 27, 2016
    Best coffee in Old Town Alexandria
  • Loren W.
    Loren WorsleyMarch 20, 2016
    Great espresso and the chocolate crackle cookie was on point. Wish I could've sampled even more desserts/pies/empanadas, everything looked bomb! Plus lots of pups and babes around for great vibe.
  • Ivonna S.
    Ivonna SmithMarch 6, 2016
    The service here is awesome and coffee sleeves are cool.
  • Tim M.
    Tim MillerFebruary 27, 2016
    Good place to just go and chill
  • Tim M.
    Tim MillerFebruary 27, 2016
    Chocolate birthday cake gelato is great
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PhippenJanuary 4, 2016
    Coffee and gelato are great here. Good spot to study or just meet with a friend.
  • Bianca N.
    Bianca Navarro BowmanDecember 31, 2015
    Great coffee, delicious gelato, and delicious looking everything else. This place is quirky and cool and definitely a great stop for coffee and dessert and conversation!
  • jeyo
    jeyoDecember 14, 2015
    Best place to get a coffee, espresso, tea, or hot drink in Old Town. Coolest atmosphere.
  • sanchelle c.
    sanchelle charlesDecember 12, 2015
    Pull pork quiche is amazing :) so are the expressos!!
  • Dara S.
    Dara ShenDecember 8, 2015
    Vegan curry tofu pie. So good.
  • Steve D.
    Steve DahlgrenNovember 23, 2015
    Strawberry Pie and Stumptown Coffee
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillOctober 6, 2015
    Don't let the line bother you.
  • Ernie and Dora H.
    Ernie and Dora HiersSeptember 6, 2015
    Can't go wrong with BBQ pie for breakfast
  • Borys P.
    Borys PierovAugust 30, 2015
    Generic coffee in US is a huge cup of coffee flavored water but it's not the case here. Herr you can try really delicious coffee. Forget about milky ones - try drip, pour over, cold brew or espresso!
  • Gary A.
    Gary AsanteAugust 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee, they have pies, empanadas, and ice cream. Wasn't too loud when I visited.
  • Brian W.
    Brian WellsJuly 22, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great coffee, tea, and gelato. Tea happy hour gets you cheap tea early in the day!
  • Courtland S.
    Courtland SuttonJuly 12, 2015
    Killer atmosphere
  • Jackie d.
    Jackie de HaanJuly 3, 2015
    their iced green tea tastes a lot like water. I understand the pies aren't fresh but my chicken pot pie was warmed in a microwave (not even a toaster oven) and I could've done that at home
  • Brandon F.
    Brandon FullenkampJune 24, 2015
    The empanadas and pies are fantastic. The shop has great espresso.
  • Tyler C.
    Tyler ChartierJune 17, 2015
    This and Grape + Bean make King St. The place to be. One of a kind space, sometimes hard to find seating though and the cortado is really small. + They serve Dangerously Delicious Pies
  • Paul M.
    Paul MederosApril 17, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • Emily M.
    Emily M.March 19, 2015
    A macchiato is not a cortado, for the record, Killer ESP.
  • Frank F.
    Frank FuhrmeisterFebruary 11, 2015
    Worth the visit for Dangerously Delicious Pies alone!
  • Frank F.
    Frank FuhrmeisterFebruary 11, 2015
    Might be the coziest coffee shop in the DC area.
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DagleJanuary 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Probably the best coffee on King St.
  • Tyler L.
    Tyler LundJanuary 5, 2015
    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.
  • Nove Z.
    Nove ZnackyDecember 24, 2014
    Flat white. Stumptown coffee. Great service. What's not to love
  • Rachel O.
    Rachel OrrOctober 2, 2014
    FREAKING AMAZING. Best gelato flavors. Ferrero Rocher. That is all. Try for yourself. Also cutest building award! 🙌
  • Brionne G.
    Brionne GriffinSeptember 20, 2014
    Excellent chai! Also a slice of the apple crumb pie is a must.
  • Donn P.
    Donn PudmaroffSeptember 9, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Nutella latte
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MSeptember 1, 2014
    Fun and artsy spot, great coffee! Simple beverages and a nice selection of gluten free pastries and pre made food options.
  • MariAnne W.
    MariAnne WoehrleAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffee and pies
  • Chris P.
    Chris PetraccoAugust 17, 2014
    Salted Caramel and there is no X espresso! Try the Crazy F'ing Chocolate gelato and Dangerously Delicious pies.
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle R.August 13, 2014
    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.
  • Scott L.
    Scott LoebAugust 9, 2014
    Affogato. Definitely.
  • Leanna C.
    Leanna CasebereAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Alice
    AliceAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    White chocolate raspberry is good. This place is hip and modern, with a touch of rustic hipster.
  • Mike G.
    Mike GarrettAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Espresso sorbetto and PIE!
  • Jackie N.
    Jackie NJuly 17, 2014
    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
  • Michelle O.
    Michelle OlenoskiJune 4, 2014
    Nutella Latte!
  • Laura L.
    Laura LimasMay 28, 2014
    Great service, good happy hour deals on pastries and tea, awesome place! Loved the Almond Croissant and gelato! Definitely coming back soon!
  • Veena S.
    Veena SusanMay 22, 2014
    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.
  • Brittney T.
    Brittney TrimmerMay 3, 2014
    Grapefruit mint sorbetta is delicious
  • Sara S.
    Sara SchwartzApril 29, 2014
    This place is so hipster I just grew a beard. Try the Nutella banana things, ask for them to be warmed up.
  • Cameron B.
    Cameron BMarch 24, 2014
    Skip all the other coffee shops and head straight here. Only coffee place worth it innokd town.
  • MARC
    MARCMarch 9, 2014
    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.
  • Carolyn B.
    Carolyn B.February 23, 2014
    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.
  • طريق ا.
    طريق الهدىJanuary 22, 2014
    the beeeeeest Read more
  • Doug W.
    Doug WrightDecember 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Lee D.
    Lee DDecember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You have to try a slice of savory pie!
  • AZiZ
    AZiZNovember 3, 2013
    best place in town to relax after busy shopping day
  • Jihad F.
    Jihad F. SalehNovember 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Stumptown coffee keeps me coming back. Makes me feel like I've traveled to Portland for a good latte.
  • Tiffany G.
    Tiffany GravesOctober 21, 2013
    Really liked this coffee shop. The salted caramel latte was yummy. Lots of art to check out.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BrantonSeptember 24, 2013
    Almond biscotti gelato 👌
  • Q - Eats
    Q - EatsSeptember 4, 2013
    Best chai latte ever
  • Keri Kae A.
    Keri Kae AlmsteadSeptember 1, 2013
    Sugar craving? The gluten-free macarons are awesome! Loved the rose and lemon flavors.
  • jared
    jaredAugust 18, 2013
    Bomb gelato. Period. Amazing.
  • Larissa B.
    Larissa BAugust 11, 2013
    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.
  • BK D.
    BK DivaAugust 5, 2013
    Lemon Coconut gelato is amazing!
  • Mire S.
    Mire SotoJuly 21, 2013
    Macaroons must try. Everything here is delicious.
  • Katie S.
    Katie S.July 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like peanut butter & chocolate in one dish, the peanut butter chess pie is ORGASMIC
  • Amadie H.
    Amadie HartJuly 12, 2013
    Macarons! Empanadas! Great coffee! Fantastic place to hang out and get some work done.
  • Christina D.
    Christina DavisJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love their coffee. The iced coffee has already become my summer fave.
  • Jaclyn R.
    Jaclyn R.June 26, 2013
    Really solid iced coffee.
  • Donna D.
    Donna DJune 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Jonas P.
    Jonas PorcarJune 9, 2013
    Best spanish "cortado" I've had in DC
  • Raquel A.
    Ps- Everything here is awesome and they have "Tea Happy Hour" which is pure awesomeness!!!
  • 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!!!
  • Christina H.
    Christina HarperMay 30, 2013
    Great customer service. Get the Kiwi Sorbetto!
  • Brett M.
    Brett MorrisMay 4, 2013
    The Crazy F'n Chocolate gelato is unbelievable, the best I've had in America.
  • Kate M.
    Kate MApril 23, 2013
    I'll be back.
  • Stephenie B.
    Stephenie BrownApril 10, 2013
    Brooklyn Bomb pie is really the bomb! Sweet but not toothache sweet.
  • Kirsten M.
    Kirsten MentzerApril 7, 2013
    The pannacotta gelato served affogato may be one of the best things on earth. Heavenly.
  • Teresa M.
    Teresa McCaffreyFebruary 14, 2013
    Great place to met friends for a bit to eat or a cuppa.
  • Paul T.
    Paul TFebruary 10, 2013
    Chicken pot pie was delicious and the Nutella latte was superb!
  • Jason H.
    Jason HermanFebruary 10, 2013
    A great portland Oregon cozy feel to it! Very chill environment and great staff!!! You are going to love it here!
  • James O.
    James O'BrienJanuary 15, 2013
    Get the chicken pot pie.
  • Tracy
    TracyJanuary 13, 2013
    Honeybush rooiboos tea is perfect!!
  • Scott S.
    Scott SchirmerJanuary 5, 2013
    Great local place and great pie!
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte S.January 5, 2013
    Friendliest staff, killer E, S, and P, comfy leather couches, fun art, and bathroom is a must to visit!
  • Michael P.
    Michael PerezNovember 6, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The free WiFi is fast and reliable. They use Stumptown brand espresso, my local favorite.
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DagleOctober 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't be fooled by the super cool espresso machine. Not sure anyone knows how pull a decent shot with it anymore. Coffee is good though.
  • Allie B.
    Allie BosworthOctober 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Great service! Even if there's a line, the people who work there are super nice!!
  • Ed B.
    Ed B.September 21, 2012
    Christina is amazing.
  • RLV
    RLVSeptember 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I used to love coming here for the porch/outdoor space/friendly customer/neighborly faces. Sad face. Snooty!
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DagleJuly 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    It's not called "Boccato" anymore. Now it's ESP, "Espresso, Sorbeto, Pie." That's odd because the main things to get are coffee & gelato.
  • Becky S.
    Becky ScarlettJune 18, 2012
    This place was awesome. I wish we had one in KC!
  • Floella M.
    Floella ManjugsMay 5, 2012
    Excellent ice cream. Fruit flavours especially good!
  • Chris S.
    Chris StokesMarch 25, 2012
    chai latte is amazing and the service is phenomenal, super friendly atmosphere!
  • theasianofapocalypse
    theasianofapocalypseMarch 18, 2012
    Bring a reading lamp -__-
  • JH H.
    JH H-DFebruary 23, 2012
    The owner knows coffee, and it's delicious
  • Kat P.
    Kat PFebruary 19, 2012
    OMG gelato in espresso is amazing!
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DantoFebruary 19, 2012
    Pet the dog!
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