We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Lot 38 Espresso Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1001 2nd St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2093
+1 202-758-0677
08:00 - 16:00
Open now
All hours
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 39: English reviews
Hartford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The coffee drinks were good, but the sandwiches were pricey and, while they touted wifi, the entire wifi was down and they did not put up signs notifying anyone before they came in and ordered a drink and food.

Thank ctguy9180
Cleveland, Tennessee
Level Contributor
219 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were with a group on a mission trip helping Waterfront Church (meets on the same block as this place), and the pastor suggested we try this place. Obviously, lots of locals like it! We had a great cappucino, kids had hot chocolate....my cranberry muffin was EXCELLENT!!! Several in our group commented on their beverage being one of the best... More 

Thank MREA5
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Was a nice discovery and great alternative to Starbucks. Illy coffee, well made. Tasty breakfast sandwiches as well.

Thank aimlesswanderer11
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Illy coffee, Viennese option and Comptoir du Sud sugar cubes; nice upstairs seating area; free and reliable WiFi; reasonable prices. I'm a repeat customer.

Thank Charles C
Level Contributor
96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast here. A great option actually. Quite place, nice seating area upstairs. Very reasonable price. Quick service.

Thank Madana K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Its always nice to find a great family owned place, and Lot 38 is it. Coffee is delicious. Sandwiches are made to order, creative and paninis served HOT. The upstairs cafe is perfect for quick chats with friends, phone calls out of the office or working alone. Glad its so close to the office.

Thank PlsPassthePinot
Reno, Nevada
Level Contributor
86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while waiting to go to the airport. They have a nice quite place to sit and have some coffee and a bite to eat. Highly recommend trying the brownies.

Thank reddogsailor
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
429 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Love the coffee here; better than Starbucks! The breakfast sandwiches are also excellent and large, and they have a nice selection of breads and muffins. service is quick and friendly. A good spot to visit if you are in the Navy Yard/ballpark area.

1 Thank Bob T
Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Service is fast and friendly. Coffee is much better than Starbucks. Caffe mocha's were good enough to return for.

Thank Kendra S
Poulsbo, Washington
Level Contributor
53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Great little coffee shop. They are a nice alternative to big name coffee shops. They serve Illy coffee. They have a nice case of pastries and also make some nice sandwiches. One of the reasons I like going here for coffee is I'm supporting a local business.

Thank Kevin H

Travellers who viewed Lot 38 Espresso Bar also viewed

Washington DC, DC
Washington DC, DC

Been to Lot 38 Espresso Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 2nd St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2093
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-758-0677

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lot 38 Espresso Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?