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Pound The Hill

Pound The Hill

(Now Closed)
Coffee Shop, American Restaurant, and Wine Bar$$$$
Capitol Hill, Washington
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  • Ryan K.
    Ryan K.June 3, 2015
    Croissants are not crunchy at all, which is too bad. Coffee is excellent and great place to linger.
  • Paige N.
    Paige NicoleApril 17, 2015
    Probably the best, local coffee shop in the area. Great lattes and a really cute back area that's great for reading or catching up with a friend
  • Adu G.
    Adu GMarch 31, 2015
    Great coffee. Great service.
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HigginsJanuary 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Their Nutella latte is fantastic. It retains a good coffee flavor while having the perfect subtle hint of chocolatey Nutella.
  • Whitney J.
    Whitney JoyJanuary 26, 2015
    I come here for the 90s R&B and to work on my thesis b/c #thisisthe90s ... but for reals, nice ambiance, good foods, and one day I'll try the Nutella latte.
  • Aubrey
    AubreyJanuary 9, 2015
    Half sweet Nutella latte is the best.
  • Chelsea S.
    Chelsea StephensJanuary 9, 2015
    a really cute coffee shop - I loved that their soy chai latte was spicy and sweet!!
  • Vineet S.
    Vineet ShahOctober 5, 2014
    Get a Nutella latte and grab a seat in the back garden.
  • J S.
    J SheridanAugust 14, 2014
    Nutella latte iced = equally delicious. WiFi is weak on the back patio, but it's where you want to be on a nice day.
  • Virginia L.
    Virginia LairdAugust 7, 2014
    Nutella lattes!
  • Victoria A.
    Victoria AndreevaJuly 30, 2014
    Just love the nutella latte! Friendly staff and cozy interior make it one of my favorite coffee places in DC.
  • Scott D.
    Scott DJuly 25, 2014
    Wifi password is "delicious"
  • Michelle O.
    Michelle OlenoskiJune 1, 2014
    Shaded backyard patio is quite the find!
  • Chucho S.
    Chucho S.April 13, 2014
    Coffeeshop or brunch may be good, but go elsewhere for dinner. Sliders are ok but Mac & cheese, pasta, service, and the waitress's unfamiliarity with the menu made for a mediocre at best experience
  • Steph G.
    Steph GrossoehmeMarch 12, 2014
    The Hot Nutella is great. Good place to read, but it can get full on the weekends.
  • Judith O.
    Judith O.March 10, 2014
    The sliders are so good that it's almost inappropriate; they go perfectly with a glass of the Duck Pond Syrah. (Even better w/ 2.) Also yum: the affogato brownie/ vanilla ice cream/espresso shot combo
  • Yuri B.
    Yuri BFebruary 20, 2014
    Always can get a tablet with a power outlet to top off your internet machine over an amazing coffee.
  • Cassandra
    CassandraJanuary 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Bring your laptop and sit at the 3-seat bar. Music's always great and so are the baristas!
  • Karl M.
    Karl MarxDecember 22, 2013
    Ask Heather about the Nutella latte.
  • Patricia L.
    Patricia LafontantDecember 20, 2013
    Great coffee
  • Venu
    VenuDecember 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Nutella coffee brings all the girls to the yard but really everything here is top notch. Grilled cheese is legit and world cuisine specials are on point as well.
  • Jacqueline G.
    Jacqueline G.September 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you haven't had their Nutella latte, you haven't lived. It's exquisite.
  • Chad Y.
    Chad YelinskiSeptember 7, 2013
    John Brown coffee is amazing and midday happy hour
  • Mandi C.
    Mandi CritchfieldAugust 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pulled pork anything.
  • Jina K.
    Jina KimAugust 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Decaf iced vanilla latte always makes me feel refreshed! Not too sweet, not too plain- just the taste you are dreaming of for it!
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MimmsJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Waited more than 15 min to order a glass of wine while the waiter sat and chatted with the only other customer in the bar. Then he tells me they shut off the wifi in the evening. Won't return.
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel ClarkJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Like everyone says, the nutella lattes are life-changing, but if you're up for something else the honey pear iced tea and ultimate grilled cheese are delicious, too.
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WJune 9, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    With warmer days upon us, the Raspberry Nutella Surprise frap is summer indulgence.
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  • Christina S.
    Christina SkurskyMay 20, 2013
    Had the latte of the day (Samoan aka girl scout cookie flavor - coconut and mocha) which was amazing. However $6+ for a latte is no bueno.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkApril 18, 2013
    Happy hour takes place at The Bistro @ Pound the Hill from 5 to 7pm nightly, with $4 small plates, $5 glasses of wine and a selection of $4 beers. Via Cityeats.com Read more
  • Kris
    KrisApril 15, 2013
    Great spot. Check the hours closely; on some days the cafe closes at 4 pm.
  • Robert P.
    Robert PalmerMarch 29, 2013
    They now charge more then megabucks * Just not worth the price *
  • Justin
    JustinFebruary 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They play the best music. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Smiths, Arcade Fire, The Cure, The Roots, etc.
  • Ari W.
    Ari WeaverJanuary 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pumpkin chai. Or for happy hour get a brew and the hummus appetizer!! So goooood
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan McNabbOctober 20, 2012
    Sweet tooth? The Italian Elvis with Nutella is mind blowing.
  • Nigel P.
    Nigel Parkinson, Jr.October 7, 2012
    Yes you can get Hot Chocolate here, but next time go for a Hot Nutella if you haven't already! It maybe the choice you go for mostly!
  • Travis J.
    Travis JohnsonAugust 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Nutella latte. It's as good as it sounds.
  • Justin
    JustinAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite places in the District to just relax and get a cup of great coffee.
  • Kris
    KrisJune 17, 2012
    Eat. Croissant sandwiches did not disappoint. Such friendly staff!
  • Justin T.
    Justin ThorpJune 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Nutella latte and scone. Delicious.
  • Amber L.
    Amber LucasJune 6, 2012
    After4 no free wifi!!!! dinner time  menu
  • myLoyalFamily
    myLoyalFamilyApril 24, 2012
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  • Meg B.
    Meg BiallasApril 7, 2012
    Bistro small plates menu: chicken cordon bleu croquettes and the hummus plate are delectable!
  • Christy A.
    Christy ArmstrongMarch 11, 2012
    Try the "Frozen Nutella Goodness." The name is pretty self-explanatory... Goodness.
  • Natalie J.
    Natalie JenningsFebruary 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Kitchen is never open before 8 am on weekdays
  • S R.
    S RFebruary 1, 2012
    Espresso was pretty rough, over extracted. Now kicking everyone out at 4 to transition to dinner service? Dumb model planning. They just turned away 8 customers in about 3 minutes.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McDermottJanuary 27, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    You must try their brand new bistro dinner menu! Crispy Chicharrones and Coq au Vin Dumplings...that's all I'm gonna say!
  • The Hill is Home
    The Hill is HomeJanuary 21, 2012
    Nutella latte or bust. Life-changing chocolate chip cookies. Free wifi and now a liquor license so stop by for mimosas, wine or beer! Read more
  • Kurtie C.
    Kurtie CJanuary 14, 2012
    Check for a seat before ordering food. May be best to go somewhere else due to the wi-fi crowd.
  • Katie M.
    Katie MelickDecember 11, 2011
    Grab a seat quick if you are eating upfront! There isn't a ton of space, but super cute space.
  • Kelly R.
    Kelly RobersonDecember 6, 2011
    Get the chai! It's delish. And the baristas are super fly too.
  • Winnie Y.
    Winnie YaganNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Takes way too long for a drink.
  • Tony S.
    Tony SilvaNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    A great place, but never without a wait.
  • Chuq Y.
    Chuq YangNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    When it's cold, get a hot nutella. Whoa!
  • Noah M.
    Noah M.October 22, 2011
    Everything nutella is awesome.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McDermottOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    I love their Nutella Lattes, but they are even better with just one shot of espresso. You taste more of that Nutella goodness!
  • Evan R.
    Evan RidleyOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Nutella latte. It is just what it sounds like and tastes as incredible as you’re imagining!
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McDermottOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    They have a Beef and Lamb Gyro Dinner Special going on right now, get it while it lasts! It's the best Gyro I've ever had, and I've been to Greece!
  • William I.
    William ImperialeOctober 3, 2011
    Came here to do some work, accidentally sat at a "No Laptops Allowed" Table. D'oh! Don't make my mistake!
  • Raquel M.
    Raquel MSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Come early to grab a table on the weekends! Awesome place to get work done for a few hours with great lattes and friendly staff.
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonSeptember 10, 2011
    Order the Nutella latte!
  • Johanna M.
    Johanna MurphyAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    My new favorite place for studying!
  • Mo D.
    Mo DysonAugust 8, 2011
    Curried chicken salad wrap is the bomb! Love the large, fun straws they give with the smoothies. :)
  • Toni Rae S.
    Toni Rae SalmiJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The horchata is refreshing & delicious!
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica ForresterJuly 11, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The owner's a confirmed foodie, and they put a lot into their lunch specials. I haven't had one that wasn't delicious.
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica ForresterJuly 7, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Heaaaaaavenly cappuccinos. This is my daily mug. Read more
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KearneyJuly 2, 2011
    Price is right, but sausage in breakfast panini was refrigerator cold. More heat!
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HendersonJune 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're as obsessed with nutella as I am, this place is a dream. Also has a library of travel books in the back.
  • Jessie S.
    Jessie SpielvogelJune 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Italian pesto poundino is heavenly delicious!
  • Jessie S.
    Jessie SpielvogelJune 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They use iPads as computer registers. Friggin sweet
  • Greg F.
    Greg FickelMay 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The breakfast quesadilla is really good! Don't over look it in the morning.
  • Jason H.
    Jason HuffnagleMay 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Have an ice coffee! It's cold brewed, which makes it full bodied and low in acidity.
  • Edward D.
    Edward DanielsApril 21, 2011
    Yeah Paul C., it is the future. Love the setup of the space. Look forward to coming back! Curry Chicken Wrap was great. Friendly staff!
  • Dayana B.
    Dayana BMarch 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Nutella is kind of their thing. Must try the latte!
  • Ian S.
    Ian SimpsonMarch 25, 2011
    Try a bottle of Tevolution with your meal! Delicious tea from a DC company that donates $.25 to great charities for every bottle sold!
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