Takoma Beverage Company
This decidedly mod coffee bar in charming Takoma Park also serves crispy pork belly and a turtine with local tomatoes, peppers and pureed eggplant. 6917 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park, Md., 240.641.5323
The Dupont Circle coffee shop with a conscience (“We filter coffee, not people”) features Ethiopian idido and yirgacheffe java, craft brews from DC Brau, charcuterie and cheese from Sprout Creek Farm. 2032 P St. NW, 202.748.5655
Blue Bottle Coffee
The dashing Georgetown newcomer’s menu is highlighted by single-origin espressos, but we love dishes like pepita labneh, bacon-and-thyme scones, gourmet waffles and chia pudding. 1046 Potomac St. NW, 510.653.3394
Heritage Brewing Co.
The brewery-roastery produces small-batch beers (coffee-infused Sovereign Stout, anyone?) and brilliant joe—all complemented culinary hits like Chesapeake Bay oysters and Heritage steamed mussels. 1300-1398 N. Fillmore St., Arlington, Va., 571.208.1355
The roastery-cafe features design-your-own coffee flights and single-origin robo pours to go along with housemade Paisley Fig scones, sausage-cheddar-fennel biscuits and biscotti. Eckington Pl. NE & Harry Thomas Way NE, 202.248.6423