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Address: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2024
Phone Number: +1 202-364-1919
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00

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Great coffee & book selection

This is my favorite coffee shop. They recently redid the interiors. Its a great placed to sit and work or just read the paper like I do. Order a cortado (not on the menu) the best... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Dharam K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my favorite coffee shop. They recently redid the interiors. Its a great placed to sit and work or just read the paper like I do. Order a cortado (not on the menu) the best I have had!

Thank Dharam K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is neat. They have a lot of neat gifts, a good book selection, and a quaint coffee shop downstairs. I'm glad I got to stop in here on my vacation to DC. The parking can be hectic, as with every place in that town. So be ready for that.

Thank Courtney S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a place to unwind after a 6 hr drive and looking at condos in the Cathedral Heights area of Washington DC. This is a wonderful stop for coffee, beer, or wine. Very casual and comfortable. Good cold brew coffee too!

Thank rgr1085
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Came to pick up some books and surprise; I had a Quinoa moment at Politics and Prose. I never liked Quinoa or the current Quinoa craze but hay, the Quinoa bowl looked good at the coffee house so we ordered one each for lunch and WOW-it was damn good. The butter nut squash with cranberries and pecans plus maple dressing... More 

Thank AlanR27
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Have been coming for years. Used to be on their mailing list for events. If you want a book with meat on it. Politics, international affairs, serious literature..... this is your place. Friends have offered readings in the past and we've walked into signings and presentations. When my college professor comes to town, we go... Want to think about the... More 

Thank Chinapjs
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Politics and Prose is a classic. Fantastic selections and very knowledgeable staff. It is a good place to browse or to attend one of their readings or book signings. The remodeled coffee house (and wine bar) on the ground floor is bright, comfortable and popular. It is operated by the folks at Little Red Fox a few doors away.

Thank waterandmore
Kensington, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Politics and Prose is just a classic no matter what. They've remodeled the coffee section as I like to call it - and although I really miss the '70's style wooden communal tables longingly (they always made me feel like I was still in graduate school) I like the new surroundings. Plus, it's a spot where all ages are coming... More 

Thank Beverly F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped fortuitously on way to Metro and browsed books. Didn't have a chance to eat anything but it looked pretty good. Busy, civil, good energy.

Thank steventobolsky
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Would anyone choose to visit a bookstore when you didn't have a book you wanted to buy? Absolutely and as often as possible. And in Greater Washington, if not the entire eastern seaboard, this is the place to visit. Go to browse. Start with whatever you know and like -- whether it might be modern fiction, comic book characters, food,... More 

Thank chinesesun
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Politics and Prose is Washington's premier bookstore. A pillar of the DC book community, the store employs a helpful staff and boasts a rich selection of list-price books across many topics as well as a small, but interesting cd and dvd section. The store also offers almost-daily author events - many of which are rebroadcast on CSPAN - and book... More 

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