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Lot 38 Espresso Bar

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1001 2nd St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2093
+1 202-758-0677
06:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in the area and saw this little place. The Macchiato Caramello was delicious! Local coffee at it's best.

Thank naturalhealth_plexus
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Nice clean place for a bit - good custom coffee and specialties Stopped in by accident - easy to miss it just around the block from my hotel People were very friendly and helpful And don't forget to talk to your drivers they know more about DC than anyone - they drive it everyday

Thank dcU5352FH
Hartford, Connecticut
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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
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225 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 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
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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
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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
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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
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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
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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
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448 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?