From Our Editors
Tucked away behind the Connecticut Avenue stretch of Dupont Circle, Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar may be difficult to spot, but it’s worth the search. The indie coffeehouse is reminiscent of the hip cafés found in the Pacific Northwest, and in conservative and chain-filled Washington, DC, a taste of Seattle or Portland is a step up for most coffee fans. Located through an orange framed door inside of the basement of a townhouse, the intimate space features wooden tables lined up against a brick wall. There’s also a small courtyard in front with benches and tables. The coffee comes from a regional roaster, and the baristas have all the skills needed to make a perfect espresso-based drink or a french-pressed cup of joe.