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Pound The Hill

Pound The Hill

(Now Closed)
Coffee Shop, American Restaurant, and Wine Bar · Capitol Hill
621 Pennsylvania Ave SE (btwn 6th & 7th Sts. SE), Washington, D.C. 20003, United States
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Creative cafe and coffee shop by day, gourmet bistro and wine bar by night!

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76 Tips

  • Ryan K.
    Croissants are not crunchy at all, which is too bad. Coffee is excellent and great place to linger.
    Ryan K. · June 3, 2015
  • Paige N.
    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
    Paige Nicole · April 17, 2015
  • Aden G.
    Great coffee. Great service.
    Aden Gideon · March 31, 2015
  • Joshua H.
    Their Nutella latte is fantastic. It retains a good coffee flavor while having the perfect subtle hint of chocolatey Nutella.
    Joshua Higgins · January 31, 2015
  • Whitney J.
    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.
    Whitney Joy · January 26, 2015
  • Aubrey
    Half sweet Nutella latte is the best.
    Aubrey · January 9, 2015
  • Chelsea S.
    a really cute coffee shop - I loved that their soy chai latte was spicy and sweet!!
    Chelsea Stephens · January 9, 2015
  • Vineet S.
    Get a Nutella latte and grab a seat in the back garden.
    Vineet Shah · October 5, 2014
  • J S.
    Nutella latte iced = equally delicious. WiFi is weak on the back patio, but it's where you want to be on a nice day.
    J Sheridan · August 14, 2014
  • Virginia L.
    Nutella lattes!
    Virginia Laird · August 7, 2014
  • Victoria A.
    Just love the nutella latte! Friendly staff and cozy interior make it one of my favorite coffee places in DC.
    Victoria Andreeva · July 30, 2014
  • Scott D.
    Wifi password is "delicious"
    Scott D · July 25, 2014
  • Michelle O.
    Shaded backyard patio is quite the find!
    Michelle Olenoski · June 1, 2014
  • Chucho S.
    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
    Chucho S. · April 13, 2014
  • Steph G.
    The Hot Nutella is great. Good place to read, but it can get full on the weekends.
    Steph Grossoehme · March 12, 2014
  • Judith O.
    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
    Judith O. · March 10, 2014
  • Yuri B.
    Always can get a tablet with a power outlet to top off your internet machine over an amazing coffee.
    Yuri B · February 20, 2014
  • Cassandra
    Bring your laptop and sit at the 3-seat bar. Music's always great and so are the baristas!
    Cassandra · January 11, 2014
  • Karl M.
    Ask Heather about the Nutella latte.
    Karl Marx · December 22, 2013
  • Patricia L.
    Great coffee
    Patricia Lafontant · December 20, 2013
  • Venu
    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.
    Venu · December 18, 2013
  • Jacqueline G.
    If you haven't had their Nutella latte, you haven't lived. It's exquisite.
    Jacqueline G. · September 12, 2013
  • Chad Y.
    John Brown coffee is amazing and midday happy hour
    Chad Yelinski · September 7, 2013
  • Mandi C.
    Pulled pork anything.
    Mandi Critchfield · August 23, 2013
  • Jina K.
    Decaf iced vanilla latte always makes me feel refreshed! Not too sweet, not too plain- just the taste you are dreaming of for it!
    Jina Kim · August 12, 2013
  • Sarah M.
    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.
    Sarah Mimms · July 21, 2013
  • Rachel C.
    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.
    Rachel Clark · July 7, 2013
  • Lauren W.
    With warmer days upon us, the Raspberry Nutella Surprise frap is summer indulgence.
    Lauren W · June 9, 2013
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    InternsROCK! · June 3, 2013
  • Christina S.
    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.
    Christina Skursky · May 20, 2013
  • Food Network
    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 Read more
    Food Network · April 18, 2013
  • Kris
    Great spot. Check the hours closely; on some days the cafe closes at 4 pm.
    Kris · April 15, 2013
  • Robert P.
    They now charge more then megabucks * Just not worth the price *
    Robert Palmer · March 29, 2013
  • Justin
    They play the best music. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Smiths, Arcade Fire, The Cure, The Roots, etc.
    Justin · February 5, 2013
  • Ari W.
    Pumpkin chai. Or for happy hour get a brew and the hummus appetizer!! So goooood
    Ari Weaver · January 18, 2013
  • Jonathan M.
    Sweet tooth? The Italian Elvis with Nutella is mind blowing.
    Jonathan McNabb · October 20, 2012
  • Nigel P.
    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!
    Nigel Parkinson, Jr. · October 7, 2012
  • Travis J.
    Nutella latte. It's as good as it sounds.
    Travis Johnson · August 26, 2012
  • Justin
    One of my favorite places in the District to just relax and get a cup of great coffee.
    Justin · August 22, 2012
  • Kris
    Eat. Croissant sandwiches did not disappoint. Such friendly staff!
    Kris · June 17, 2012
  • Justin T.
    Get the Nutella latte and scone. Delicious.
    Justin Thorp · June 10, 2012
  • Amber L.
    After4 no free wifi!!!! dinner time  menu
    Amber Lucas · June 6, 2012
  • myLoyalFamily
    Join Pound The Hill and My Loyal Family to earn 50% off bottles of wine, chef's tasting dinners, private happy hours and more, just for dining as usual! Be Treated Like Loyalty.
    myLoyalFamily · April 24, 2012
  • Meg B.
    Bistro small plates menu: chicken cordon bleu croquettes and the hummus plate are delectable!
    Meg Biallas · April 7, 2012
  • Christy A.
    Try the "Frozen Nutella Goodness." The name is pretty self-explanatory... Goodness.
    Christy Armstrong · March 11, 2012
  • Natalie J.
    Kitchen is never open before 8 am on weekdays
    Natalie Jennings · February 2, 2012
  • S R.
    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.
    S R · February 1, 2012
  • Patrick M.
    You must try their brand new bistro dinner menu! Crispy Chicharrones and Coq au Vin Dumplings...that's all I'm gonna say!
    Patrick McDermott · January 27, 2012
  • The Hill is Home
    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
    The Hill is Home · January 21, 2012
  • Kurtie C.
    Check for a seat before ordering food. May be best to go somewhere else due to the wi-fi crowd.
    Kurtie C · January 14, 2012
  • Katie M.
    Grab a seat quick if you are eating upfront! There isn't a ton of space, but super cute space.
    Katie Melick · December 11, 2011
  • Kelly R.
    Get the chai! It's delish. And the baristas are super fly too.
    Kelly Roberson · December 6, 2011
  • Winnie Y.
    Takes way too long for a drink.
    Winnie Yagan · November 3, 2011
  • Tony S.
    A great place, but never without a wait.
    Tony Silva · November 3, 2011
  • Chuq Y.
    When it's cold, get a hot nutella. Whoa!
    Chuq Yang · November 2, 2011
  • Noah M.
    Everything nutella is awesome.
    Noah M. · October 22, 2011
  • Patrick M.
    I love their Nutella Lattes, but they are even better with just one shot of espresso. You taste more of that Nutella goodness!
    Patrick McDermott · October 20, 2011
  • Evan R.
    Try the Nutella latte. It is just what it sounds like and tastes as incredible as you’re imagining!
    Evan Ridley · October 16, 2011
  • Patrick M.
    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!
    Patrick McDermott · October 8, 2011
  • William I.
    Came here to do some work, accidentally sat at a "No Laptops Allowed" Table. D'oh! Don't make my mistake!
    William Imperiale · October 3, 2011
  • Raquel M.
    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.
    Raquel M · September 26, 2011
  • Tammy G.
    Order the Nutella latte!
    Tammy Gordon · September 10, 2011
  • Johanna M.
    My new favorite place for studying!
    Johanna Murphy · August 29, 2011
  • Mo D.
    Curried chicken salad wrap is the bomb! Love the large, fun straws they give with the smoothies. :)
    Mo Dyson · August 8, 2011
  • Toni Rae S.
    The horchata is refreshing & delicious!
    Toni Rae Salmi · July 17, 2011
  • Jessica F.
    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 Forrester · July 11, 2011
  • Jessica F.
    Heaaaaaavenly cappuccinos. This is my daily mug. Read more
    Jessica Forrester · July 7, 2011
  • Ryan K.
    Price is right, but sausage in breakfast panini was refrigerator cold. More heat!
    Ryan Kearney · July 2, 2011
  • Joshua H.
    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.
    Joshua Henderson · June 26, 2011
  • Jessie S.
    Italian pesto poundino is heavenly delicious!
    Jessie Spielvogel · June 8, 2011
  • Jessie S.
    They use iPads as computer registers. Friggin sweet
    Jessie Spielvogel · June 8, 2011
  • Greg F.
    The breakfast quesadilla is really good! Don't over look it in the morning.
    Greg Fickel · May 17, 2011
  • Jason H.
    Have an ice coffee! It's cold brewed, which makes it full bodied and low in acidity.
    Jason Huffnagle · May 6, 2011
  • Edward D.
    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!
    Edward Daniels · April 21, 2011
  • Dayana B.
    Nutella is kind of their thing. Must try the latte!
    Dayana B · March 28, 2011
  • Ian S.
    Try a bottle of Tevolution with your meal! Delicious tea from a DC company that donates $.25 to great charities for every bottle sold!
    Ian Simpson · March 25, 2011

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