The Coffee Bar ★★★★

· Washington DC ·

January 23, 2017 13 Comments

Inwood, W.V., a small town located right off the I-81 interstate is where I call home. To be honest, it is much more rural than I prefer.

I grew up in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia and though I do appreciate the beauty of it all, I am a city girl at heart. Maybe it’s because the ‘middle of nowhere’ was the normal during my childhood that the city became so alluring to me.

I love the city for many reasons and one day hope to reside in a major city. For now, the fact that I can enjoy Washington D.C. coffee shops in less than a two-hour drive, is something for which I am thankful and take advantage of as much as I possibly can!

This day while in our nations capitol,  I sought out The Coffee Bar at its first location, a house that dates back to the 1800’s. I appreciated the extremely unusual interior. The place was roomy and interesting things surrounded me, it is a must visit location for sure!

I ordered my usual, a skinny cappuccino. The drink was made perfectly and the place felt friendly and comfortable. This combination can be hard to find. I have been in many friendly cafes, yet the drinks are not up to par. On the other hand, I have found some cafes that serve an amazing cappuccino, but they don’t have a friendly feel, The Coffee Bar had both! I will return and how cool to find yet another, amazing Washington D.C. coffee-house!

I may not live in the downtown area of a city at the moment, but I visit the city often and love every second of it while I am there!



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    Finding Kathy Brown

    January 24, 2017

    We’re going to be traveling to Washington DC in the spring. I will definitely have to make a stop here. Oh how I love a good cup of coffee.

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      The Cappuccino Traveler

      January 24, 2017

      Fantastic! Make sure to read over all the Washington DC reviews Ive done, so you can select your favorites!

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    Summer Telban (@SummerTelban)

    January 24, 2017

    This looks like a cute coffee shop! Love visiting new coffee shops both in the city and in the country areas. 🙂

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    Sarah Althouse

    January 24, 2017

    I live in DC and never heard of this. I need to go!

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    Alexa Brooks

    January 24, 2017

    Looks like a cozy cafe! My parents want to visit DC this year so will add this to their list!

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    Neely Moldovan (@Neelykins)

    January 24, 2017

    I love a good cute coffee shop!

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    January 24, 2017

    I’ve also been in a lot of cafes that I want to be good because they’re so friendly and the drinks are just ick. I’m a city girl too, I look for coffee places like no other!

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    Jessica Schneider

    January 24, 2017

    So glad that you had good product AND good service. There’s a coffee shop a few blocks away from my work that I’ve hard pretty negative things about. I haven’t personally been there, but people constantly complain about their service in the local community Facebook page. It’s unfortunate, because I was hoping to check it out some day. I also work in a hotel, so I had previously referred people there when they ask for a cafe in walking distance. I refer a different cafe now.

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    Marlynn Jayme Schotland

    January 25, 2017

    I love DC and haven’t been in too long! Love coffee shops too – I live in Portland, OR where we have one on every corner and they still never get old 🙂 This spot looks like a nice cozy cafe!

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    Kristin Cook

    January 25, 2017

    You are so right about coffee shops often EITHER having great drinks OR a friendly staff. It’s a shame that the “coffee snobs” often make far better coffee than kind Baristas. haha.

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      The Cappuccino Traveler

      January 27, 2017

      Very true! Thanks for your comment! 🙂

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    January 28, 2017

    Good to have both good drinks and friendly staff. A rather rare combo

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      The Cappuccino Traveler

      January 30, 2017

      I agree