Not quite a club, a bar, or even a coffeehouse for that matter, Tryst makes a great community living room. Overstuffed chairs, comfy sofas and country-style kitchen tables—not to mention the free Wi-Fi access—create a hip, relaxed vibe without feeling collegiate. If you want to drink alcohol, fine. If not, the coffee, served in enormous mugs, is very good. There is also a range of sandwiches (half of which are vegetarian). Alternatively, you could create your own salad or order several small plates for nibbling.
2459 18th Street, NW
|Cross street:||between Belmont and Columbia Roads|
|Opening hours:||6.30am–midnight Mon–Thur; 6.30am–3am Fri, Sat; 7am–midnight Sun|
|Transport:||Dupont Circle Metro then 42 bus or Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro|