By Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice)
As soon as I walk into any coffee shop, I immediately scan the room for outlets, sturdy tables, empty seats, some elbow room and the Wi-Fi password. Am I a coffee snob? Well, yes, I am in my own head, but in reality, I just need a space to get some work done that’s not Starbucks or the library.
Are you searching for a new coffee shop to work in? Here’s a list of four D.C. coffee shops that are perfect for keeping you on task:
Chinatown Coffee Company
This long and narrow coffee shop is nestled on the corner of 5th and H Street NW in Chinatown. The exposed brick, open door, no frill atmosphere paired with its easily accessible outlets and Wi-Fi make it a go-to for productivity. Oh and the mochas are really good.
The Coffee Bar
The Coffee Bar has a cozy, homey feel where people literally sit on couches and window sills. There’s usually a fun specialty drink to try (the vanilla dirty chai is my favorite) and the staff is super friendly. Complete with Wi-Fi and great snacks, you’ll find yourself flying through your homework here.
Big Bear Café
Big Bear Café is walking distance from campus (bonus), has a vine entangled patio with plenty of seats (bonus) and morphs into a happy hour spot if you hang out long enough (another bonus!). The playlist and lumberjack-chic décor is more than enough to keep you going back.
The clean, modern interior and the ample elbow room (desks to be exact) and Wi-Fi makes Colony Club a go to. Another fun fact? The coffee shop turns into a bar at 5 p.m. with happy hour until 7 p.m. There’s also a ping pong table upstairs when you need a quick break. All bases covered.