Grace Street Coffee ★★★★★

· Washington DC ·

July 18, 2017 13 Comments

“Simple specialty coffee, roasted in the heart of Historic Georgetown.” - Grace Street Coffee Website

Washington D.C. is overflowing with first rate coffee shops! Living less than two hours from this coffee shop mecca, I try to get into the city as often as I can. This trip, I was riding along with my husband for a job he was doing around the Georgetown area, which brought me to Grace Street Coffee. I had heard many great things from fellow coffee lovers, but I wanted to see for myself. I wanted to see if the coffee others boasted about on Instagram was really all that great.

Grace Street Coffee  is located in a large building that houses other eateries and is a very busy place! Sorta of warehouse feel and a little chaotic in a good way. There was a line to order – this I wasn’t expecting. The place felt alive and energetic, I was anxious to order!

Grace Street presents a fantastic coffee selection. I discovered a coffee and tea menu – featuring coffee tonics too! I ordered my usual, (skinny cappuccino) adding a cortado and an iced latte for the hubby.  All the coffee is roasted on location and you can really taste the difference! The coffee was super yummy and on point!

Coffee tonic – a tonic is composed of espresso or cold brew (sometimes cold brew concentrate), tonic water, and ice.

As I waited for my order, I noticed FOUR Yama cold brew coffee makers on the back counter. Cold brew must be a very popular thing here, I have never seen four Yama towers at one coffee shop. LOL Lack of parking kept me from staying to enjoy my coffee, it was a super quick visit. Grabbing my coffee, I jumped back in the truck, sipping my coffee all the way home.

Have you ever tasted coffee tonic? Do you like it? I would love to hear about it in the comments below! Next Tuesday will be the last in my Washington D.C. series for this month. I hope you have enjoyed the series and soon will be able to visit for yourself.




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    Lynn Woods

    July 18, 2017

    I moved away from DC last year and haven’t heard of this coffee house. That’s one of the few things I miss about living in DC-hopping on the Metro and exploring. There’s always something g interesting!

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      July 18, 2017

      That is so true – always something NEW in the district!

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    July 18, 2017

    We travel back and forth between SC and NY all the time and now I’ll be using your recommendations for places to stop in between. SO GLAD I FOUND YOUR BLOG! I have never tried coffee tonic – now I have to google that!

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      July 18, 2017

      Yeah – and THANK YOU! I love helping others find local coffee shops to support!

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    July 18, 2017

    What a great idea for a series, I love this! If you ever do a Boston circuit, I once did a duck tour there and the tour guide said they have almost 100 Dunkin Donuts within the city limits. Not the beeest coffee, I know, but once you’ve been to one Boston coffee shop, you’ve basically been to them all 🙂 Great post!

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      July 18, 2017

      Thanks much! Im hoping to hit Boston next year for sure!

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    Kara @ Byte Sized Nutrition

    July 18, 2017

    Perfect timing! I’m heading to D.C. This weekend.. adding this to my list of places to check out! I’ve never tried out coffee tonic but I’m intrigued!

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      July 18, 2017

      Awesome – I love to help others find amazing local coffee! Check me out on Pinterest for quick reference. There is a Washington DC board. 🙂

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    Gabi (Cafe Devotee)

    July 18, 2017

    Nice post! Looking forward to reading more of your stuff in the future

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    Heather -

    July 18, 2017

    I live in the DC Metro area and I have never heard of this coffee shop! My husband and I are always trying new coffee shops so we will have to check it out. Great post!

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      July 18, 2017

      Really? Another close blogger? AWESOME! Glad I could help!

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    July 31, 2017

    I never heard of a coffee tonic before.. I think it would be fun to try.