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Coffee Shop, Bar, and Café$$$$
Adams Morgan, Washington
  • Jason R. C.
    "Ooh. Candy corns instead of the usual Animal Crackers for Halloween."(4 Tips)
    Anthony G.
    "counter culture coffee and the people"(3 Tips)
    "French press coffee is delicious"(3 Tips)
    Mimi N.
    "Ask for the lavender hot chocolate with two shots of espresso."(28 Tips)
269 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • espresso drinks
  • healthy food
  • lively
  • trendy
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  • Rohaina
    RohainaDecember 23, 2014
    There's this pizza that has pesto, butternut squash, goat cheese & honey. Not too heavy, fills you up just enough. Weds is 50% off wine bottles, so grab a friend a split a bottle of bubbly for $8/ea.
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GomezMay 12, 2014
    Just incredible. Love this place. Great vibe, the menu has so many amazing items, they serve counter culture coffee and the people are great. My new favorite place in DC, hands down.
  • Jake F.
    Jake FrasierAugust 21, 2014
    Great environment! Latte was really delicious and the food was good as well. Lots of comfy seating, free wifi, and patio as well. Definitely a spot you could bring a laptop and work for an hour or so!
  • Dara F.
    Dara FisherDecember 26, 2012
    If you need to "get some work done" this cool coffee house/bar is a nice place to relax and work on your laptop. Crowded in the afternoon, so bring a charged laptop so you won't need an outlet.
  • Loren W.
    Loren WorsleyNovember 9, 2015
    Hip as fuck, but yet to have a bad meal there. Kudos especially to the Thai chicken soup & butternut squash flatbread! Sandwiches and boozy drinks pretty reliable too.
  • Kat
    KatSeptember 1, 2014
    Open when you need it most. Great breakfast selection and pastries. Try the lebneh baguette. If you don't want to be alone go with your laptop (but no wifi during weekends, time to socialize!)
  • Sara C.
    Sara COctober 9, 2013
    My favorite weeknight study spot. A comfy hideaway in Adams Morgan. The lighting the live band graham crackers next to my warm chai tea & nachos locos on my lap if Im feeling crazy. Alwys on point. Go
  • Taxi Magic S.
    Great atmosphere for caffeine fix, bkfast, lunch, drinks... Ok just about everything :) Book a Taxi Magic ride by selecting Tryst as your pickup or around the corner on Mintwood if 18th is bustlin!
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JamesAugust 16, 2012
    If you've come to work, you need to buy something in the first 15 minutes of your visit. But the Internet access is reliable and it has a great atmosphere. One of my favorite places to work.
  • Cara
    CaraFebruary 8, 2014
    New Tryst specials every night of the week, including student specials on Sundays, 50% off bottles of wine on Wednesdays, & a special Tiki menu on Thursdays.
  • Andrei P.
    Andrei PonzeOctober 19, 2014
    The art gallery is good here I used to get coffee and tea here back in the prime days. Unfortunately it's turned sour on Sundays the manager today on Sunday seems to be not prompt and defective.
  • Chelsea C.
    Chelsea C ☀November 4, 2013
    Very hip, trendy cafe-style restaurant with great coffee, excellent healthy food options, and a pretty decent beer selection as well. Wifi is free. Big couches w/ coffee tables or regular tables.
  • Krystal S.
    Krystal StanleyFebruary 7, 2013
    A great, relaxed atmosphere. I was pleasantly surprised by the new seating (more sofas). The coffee and expression drinks are well made and the food is simple but tasty. I <3 this place.
  • Cozmik
    CozmikDecember 13, 2011
    Monday night jazz - when John Lee makes a rare appearance - is sweet. If Tryst just hadn't jacked up their prices & cut portions by 1/3 then it just might have been the perfect chill spot.
  • Judson M.
    Judson MooreNovember 29, 2013
    The atmosphere is amazing and the internet is reliable. If you want your coffee in a paper cup though, you better mention that when you order or else you'll get a "proper" mug.
  • Adam P.
    Adam PowersMarch 18, 2010
    order their grey earl tea (or any tea, really) and you get one of those fancy french tea presses. after you're done, dump your tea leaves in your cup and try to read your future.
  • Anna J.
    Anna JohnAugust 6, 2011
    Service here = ridic hit or miss; our waiter was inattentive AND arrogant. He demanded we settle check early (!) after the woman who brought our drinks was kind, warm and pretty, too, if that matters.
  • Design*Sponge
    Design*SpongeAugust 3, 2014
    Coffee bar by day where you can hang out with your laptop. Bar bar by night where you can hang out with your friends. Cool and cozy doesn’t get better than this. Read more
  • Mimi N.
    Mimi NguyenFebruary 3, 2015
    Ask for the lavender hot chocolate with two shots of espresso. You get the delicious hot chocolate balanced with just enough caffeine to get your morning started.
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WangJune 9, 2013
    grace sandwich, masala chai, love that some beverages come with animal crackers, etc. & awesome ambiance - very comfortable with couches, etc. and you get to seat yourself!
  • Karen L.
    Karen L.December 11, 2011
    I like this place. Great cappuccino, not a fan of animal crackers but OK the idea is kinda cool. Good for morning coffee, to work/wifi, relax and the food is good;)
  • Eric O.
    Eric OlssonApril 17, 2012
    Try the Pesto Orzo - The small salads at Tryst are phenomenal. If you want a bigger one, the chefs will make it to order - and install it in a wrap if you like
  • Omar M.
    Omar MasriJuly 27, 2013
    The new patio is great for people watching whilst snacking on great food and imbibing on great drinks! Love this place! (Full disclosure: I also work here)
  • Tyler T.
    Tyler TringasFebruary 24, 2013
    Best spot in DC for freelance work. Couches for laptops, good wifi (only after 5p on weekend), good coffee and food. Even some outlets by the wall.
  • Jordan B.
    Jordan BarrAugust 7, 2014
    Iced latte with an extra shot was on point. Waffles and bananas/strawberries had a great taste. Be prepared to wait a while for food to arrive.
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HigginsMay 3, 2015
    The frozen mochas are perfect for a hot day. And I don't even like cold coffee drinks... but Tryst's are amazing.
  • Lizzie H.
    Delicious sandwiches and great coffee! The patio is a lovely place to sit on a sunny day and good for people watching. Free wifi too.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    Tryst has a good selection of muffins, bagels and pastries for breakfast and soup, salad, sandwiches, and wraps for lunch and snacks for the afternoon munchie attacks. Read more
  • Trish T.
    Trish TheDishAugust 10, 2014
    Bomb diggity grilled cheese along with an fabulously delicious kale and quinoa salad. Good beer selection and nice atmosphere. Service is ok. ;/
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CDecember 26, 2010
    Ever wanted to feel like you're on the set of Friends? Go here. Big, comfy couches and an open layout make for lounging and a living room atmosphere.
  • Lynn N.
    Lynn NguyenMay 28, 2013
    I always have an issue connecting to the Internet. So I always restart my laptop when I'm on the premises and it works fine. Password changes regularly .
  • Doris
    DorisDecember 20, 2012
    Nice atmosphere dim lights and couches. Wifi is turned off weekends and holidays *kanye shrug* vegan friendly apps live band wed nights
  • kiramonkey
    kiramonkeyFebruary 16, 2013
    Ther is the most attentive server ever! Be sure to leave him a good tip, he's an incredibly talented martial artist (I've trained with him ;)
  • Brian M.
    Brian McNameeApril 21, 2010
    While I personally don't list this place at the top of my favorite coffee joints (emphasis on personally), I am really enjoying the Tuesday night jazz and atmosphere.
  • Samantha G.
    Samantha GriederFebruary 29, 2012
    Chaippuccinos are fabulous. Teas are french pressed. Get the Yared for sick days. They do latte art and serve drinks with animal crackers!
  • Richard M.
    Richard MJuly 3, 2011
    Restroom graffiti you can appreciate! Check out the "groutfiti" in the rightmost restroom. Its all clever puns on "grout" written between the tiles. :-)
  • Laurenellen M.
    Laurenellen McCannAugust 11, 2012
    This place has gotten a lot more explicitly vegan-friendly recently. More options, more menu clarity, and more kale smoothies. \m/
  • Les T.
    Les T.April 28, 2013
    This vegan treat is delicious - Description from their menu: CHOCOLATE SILK TOFU TART Oreo crust topped with a "GANACHE" made from tofu and fine bittersweet chocolate liqueur and agave.
  • Mona D.
    Mona DNovember 27, 2013
    Popular with the locals. Great food and fun environment. On weekends there are long lines to get seated, so get here early!
  • Johnny G.
    Johnny GoldenAugust 27, 2011
    Come during a natural disaster. The sense of community is amazing. My only complaint, no wifi on Saturday. How am I supposed to track Irene?!
  • Ab
    AbJuly 10, 2015
    Great place to work or meet friends - though group seating's a crap shoot. Great food. Slow service. Go Rodney or Maya!
  • Numuque
    NumuqueJuly 9, 2015
    nothing particular about the food or coffee but still the best café in Adams Morgan. nice ambiance. good place to work
  • Carmen d.
    Carmen da SilvaJune 23, 2011
    DC's equivalent to Think Coffee (great coffee+free wifi+beer+wine) but they have a great selection of real food options and a full bar Read more
  • Eric O.
    Eric OlssonApril 11, 2012
    Try the Roasted Eggplant Dip - One of my faves here - but I think they should try serving the dip warm instead of cold.
  • Darren L.
    Darren LongAugust 5, 2015
    Great veg option is the Alisha - nice whole grain bread, cukes, tomato, sprouts, hummus and cream cheese
  • Marc P.
    Marc PhillipsOctober 14, 2013
    Nice little coffee and dessert place in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. Animal crackers served with each drink!
  • Paola
    PaolaAugust 9, 2014
    Very disappointed with my order. Coffee was tiny and cheese board was poor. Expensive. Service was good and table location (outside) though.
  • Catherine
    CatherineFebruary 1, 2010
    Try their desserts! The animal crackers are sometimes a bit stale but the sandwiches and coffee concoctions are excellent!
  • Michael S.
    Michael StarrSeptember 1, 2014
    This place is awesome. Little bit of an identity crisis but coffee, food, service, and atmosphere are great.
  • Sheridan M.
    Sheridan MarfilJune 16, 2012
    They shut off the WiFi on the weekends and service can be kind of slow, but their coffees are large and delicious.
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