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M. E. Swing Coffee House

Dupont Circle
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1702 G St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4702
+1 202-628-7601
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
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Eugene, Oregon, USA
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I'm so glad we looked up this smallish coffee house after our White House tour. The coffee was delicious and pastries hit the spot. So cool that they had sparkling water as well as still for free! I would make and effort to return to this coffee house when returning to DC. It reminded me of the quality/quirky places on... More 

Thank AndiM74
Northern Virginia
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Very cool coffee shop close the the White House. Historic even! Check out the pictures on the wall, this place has been a staple for the DC coffee scene for many years. Great service, great coffee!

Thank crmunson98
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Ordering a coffee for ‘here’ will get you a freshly brewed roast, served in a delicate clay cup. If you can, grab a stool by the window and just relax. They also serve fresh tasty pastries and doughnuts. It can get busy at lunch. A lot of employees’ from the World Bank frequent the place. However, the lines moves fast,... More 

Thank kdr1974
Alexandria, Virginia
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326 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

M E Swing Coffee has been around for decades and is survived many administrations by offering the BEST coffee available in Washington. This is mostly a take-away type of shop, but there area few tables and stools if you like to watch the government types start their days. The pastry menu is limited, but everything I have tried is excellent.... More 

Thank 349Charles25
Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Its true what they say about coffee in the US; its pretty bad. So on a visit to DC, finding Swings was an unexpected treat. They have been roasting for about 100 years and have a real European style, not the mediocre milky stuff that dominates in this country. The place buzzes with conversation, as local office workers pile for... More 

Thank Christopher G
Sellersville, Pennsylvania, United States
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Service was fast and the prices were reasonable. I ordered a latte. Friends ordered a hot chocolate and a regular coffee. All were yummy good. They do serve Numi tea for you tea drinkers. The place is and busy. They do have snacks and food items as well. I would like to visit this place again!

Thank CA B
Ajax, Canada
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I like independent coffee shops where every detail is considered, from the water temperature to the grind of the beans to the pour. All I had was coffee but it was exactly what I wanted: a nice medium roast with a bold rich flavour.

Thank Kevvie_G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

The best cup of coffee I've ever had....And I drink ALOT of coffee. Service is great, pastries are great, people are great. It is cramped and the line can be long at times but it moves very quickly. Get your daily fix here, you will not be disappointed.

Thank Sean713
Midwest City, Oklahoma
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179 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Unfortunately I could not get a sugar free iced mocha however the iced vanilla latte was available sugar free and it was delicious. The coffee tasted very fresh! Staff are very nice.

Thank AndyOKC21
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198 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Folks line up in droves for the expresso drinks, yet one of the hidden gems is the smooth chai latte. If you're a fan of the drink, make sure to try Swing's version.

Thank Derek F

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1702 G St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4702
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-628-7601

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?