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Tryst Coffee House and Bar

2453 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
+1 202-232-5500
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“frittata” (3 reviews)
“cheesecake” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2453 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend! Great area with lots of restaurants. WE loved the patio here People were friendly and it was recommended by a passerby when we were checking the menu.

Thank marilyn680
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Large coffee shop with decent food. I enjoyed a tasty and fresh breakfast burrito. Service friendly but slow.

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Funky doesn't begin to describe this place. Odds and end furnish and decorate it. Service is good and they have a large selection of coffee and drinks. Decent menu. I found the nachos with peppers and onions to be awesome. Hummus was also very good...More

Thank Wano16
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

this was the best breakfast experience during our stay in DC. Good food, great atmosphere and delicious coffee. Our server Alex was amazing! She was friendly and knowledgeable about the area as we’d never been there before. Kudos to her!

Thank michelle b
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Tryst is a big relaxing coffee house, loads of individual sofas, armchairs and tables big and small. All sorts of people here meeting friends/family, studying, working, reading, it’s a real homely place. The coffee is fantastic - 2 cups and I sailed thru a night...More

Thank flybuses
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Tryst is a great spot for breakfast, coffee and baked goods, and even drinks in the evening. Tryst offers more (and better) food than most coffee shops. Homemade soups, creative sandwiches and more. It's a sizable cafe, but seating can still be a struggle on...More

Thank C W
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

As someone who’s been to Tryst three separate times, I’ve always been drawn in by the casual “happenin” look about the place but disappointed by staff who take their time getting to you. This last Sunday I simply wanted a glass of wine but waited...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

And good food! I had a salad, my daughter and son in law had excellent soup, husband had roast beef sandwiches. Overall really tasty and an allround good place to be. Recommended!

Thank Adrienne724
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I came across Tryst through a recommendation for a cool coffee shop to work at for a few hours during a trip to Washington DC. I was expecting a small shop with a few tables and food items. When I arrived at Tryst and saw...More

Thank Alexandra H
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Each time I come to DC I stop by for coffee and a pastry. Great vibe and good service and coffee drinks/breakfast foods etc. Recently a friend met me for drinks in the evening and I discovered it has a whole different vibe in the...More

Thank SFDutchman
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Leota E
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16 January 2015|
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Response from Wendy R | Reviewed this property |
Hi there fellow traveler, I don't think they serve pancakes. I have never seen them the menu but their waffles are so yummy!! Especially the sweet potato waffles.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 03:00
06:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2453 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighbourhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: +1 202-232-5500
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