Location: 2459 18th Street NW Washington DC (Adams Morgan)
Closest Metro Stop: Adams Morgan/ U Street
Vibe: Hipster meets grandma in the best way possible. Tryst has the coziest vibe with the coolest people. The ambiance is ideal for chit chatting with a friend, working, reading or pondering deep thoughts.
Wifi: On weekdays, yes (password changes weekly). On weekends, no.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 6:30am-12 am, Friday-Saturday 6:30am-3am, Sunday 7am-12am
Food: The menu has a lot of variety which is nice! This is definitely more than just a coffee shop, but luckily it still has that vibe. There’s everything from small bites to waffles to salads to any type of grilled cheese or sandwich you can dream of. I have had many things off the menu, but by far my favorite has got to be the dried figs, goat cheese, pistachio crostini finished with a balsamic glaze… I mean, can you so yummy or what?! The only thing is that it is so good that I always feel like the portion is lacking a little bit for the price. One day, I’m gonna steal the recipe, make it myself and eat until I am too full to move. #staytuned
Seating: There is so much seating, it’s insane! What’s even more insane is that depending on the time you come, sometimes it’s hard to find… but alas, you do always find it (even if it’s not one of the coveted couches). There’s couches, community tables, single tables and outdoor seating, so take your pick!
Music: The music is always on point. From funky throwbacks to indie artists, the music really plays to the vibe of the place. The volume of it is just loud enough to easily identify the song if you know it, but not absurdly loud to a point of distraction.
Price: It’s a little on the pricey side, but worth it. They let you stay as long as you want so even if I feel like the mocha and crostini wasn’t worth $15, sitting there for four hours plus that totally was!
Overall: If you’re looking for a place that feels like home, go to Tryst. It’s a cult favorite of DC, but warranted in every way! Filled with couches, lamps, colorful walls with photographs that tell a story, multiple book shelves and a fireplace, you’re bound to feel at home here. It’s the best for a reason so be sure to check it out. (Also perfect for dates- new or old- or maybe even finding a hot hipster to share your love of coffee with)
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