Coffee, Tea &: A Guide to Georgetown Favorites

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Georgetown is a neighborhood ripe with unique boutiques and designer stores, but amidst all the shopping and bargaining, shoppers need to stop for a bite to eat and a cappuccino to sip! Read on for a breakdown of a few of the many coffee shops nestled in the hub of this city.  

Patisserie Poupon

Almond Croissant (Photo by: Christina Castro ) Almond Croissant

This quiet French patisserie is located in Book Hill, on Wisconsin Avenue between Reservoir and Q Street. This Parisian style bistro offers both deliciously effective espressos and a large selection of artisan pastries including (but not limited to) scrumptious almond croissants, fruit tarts alive with color and pain au chocolates. Their outdoor patio is an excellent little corner for catching up with an old friend amidst the tranquil atmosphere and ample space for seating. Additionally, Patisserie Poupon has freshly made salads, a delicious ham and cheese sandwich and a morning omelet selection that will leave you quite satisfied and ready to conquer the rest of your day. 

Baked & Wired

The average Baked & Wired customer is young, hip, and willing to withstand the crowded atmosphere that overwhelms this popular off M Street attraction. Recognizable by its signature pink bicycle locked outside, this café is a hot spot and for good reason. It offers coffees, lattes and famed cappuccinos, but also provides more unusual selections such as zucchini bread and even bacon cupcakes. 

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All radicalness aside, these delicious treats potentially rival those of Georgetown Cupcakes and Sprinkles in their creativity and quality.The nutella brownie is a fan favorite, as is their selection of Red Velvet and strawberry cupcakes that are immense and made with a specific kind of butter that leaves customers raving. If you do manage to snag a seat, the vibe is very modern and unique. Baked & Wired has a variety of plushy couches and creative artwork that makes this venue pleasing to both the eye and the stomach. Also, this café offers many gluten free options for every pastry connoisseur.


Located in the hub of Georgetown University, this college café is always packed with students and professors attached to laptops and notebooks. However, for less work-prone customers this location also offers with magazines, newspapers, a giant flat screen television and even board games.  Notable on their menu are their famed lattes, flavored coffee and refreshing peach ice tea. This location is definitely one for both getting work done and hanging out with friends. With free Wi-Fi and the first coffee refill free, the crowds are definitely worth the trip!

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1 Comment For This Article


I understand that Dolcezza Gelato at Q Street on Wisconsin will be offering coffee and pastries according to a notice in their window last week. This is welcome after the sudden closing of Marvelous Market at P and Wisconsin.