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Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar

1726 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1105
+1 202-234-5837
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
1 week ago
“Good Coffee”
2 weeks ago
“Excellent expresso ”
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1726 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1105
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw a review in the Lonely Planet for this place, so decided to try it out. Glad I did. Friendly service too.

Thank mamachompkin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the seasonal espresso, which was one of the best coffee I have ever had. You can buy some coffe also to take home

Thank José Eduardo M
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Going in and talking to the barista, you could tell that these people cared about good coffee and pouring a good shot. The shots were expensive but it if you get great espresso, it's worth it. This time it wasn't great. I bought into the...More

Thank Bill K
Reviewed March 14, 2018

This small and friendly coffee joint serves up the best coffee in the hood! Drip or cappuccino, doesn't matter, they know what they're doing. On my visits I usually sit outside, summer or winter, in the sunny little courtyard. Their croissants are awesome too!

Thank Jonas G
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Trendy, friendly, but only adequate espresso/cappuccino drinks. Better than Charbucks but that’s it.

Thank mjmccoymd
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

If the coffee was above par, I might be able to overlook the so-so pastry and the loud dance music at 8 am and even, perhaps, the cashier's sullen 'tude. This place made me want to go running to Starbuck's and that is my last...More

Thank Mah_Murrini
Reviewed June 10, 2017

Right off of Starbucks-filled Dupont Circle, Filter offers quick service and great coffee! No wifi, so a great place to sit with a friend and chat or read a book. When the weather is nice, try to snag a spot outdoors!

Thank Franytish
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Judging from the place -a rather dark, basement room- One would never imagine the high quality coffee served at Filter. The expresso is probably the best in DC, or close to it. And tea is brewed for the exact minutes required and served in a...More

Thank Patricia V
Reviewed April 24, 2017

I was in a great mood after marching in the rain for hours for Earth Day 2017. Went in this spot to get a warm drink the staff was so friendly and recommend this tea. Cocoa chips, tastes smooth and thick like hot chocolate but...More

Thank Mondrian S
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

We love our coffee and were looking forward to a brisk walk and morning espresso as recommended by another coffee lover back home. The espresso was probably the best we'd had at that point in the three weeks we'd been in the USA. The "too...More

Thank Tracey A
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1726 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1105
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-234-5837
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