CAFES + COFFEE + BAKERIES

Buttercream Bakeshop (Shaw)*
Colada Shop (14th Street)
Emissary (Dupont)
Kafe Leopold (Georgetown)
Patisserie Poupon (Georgetown)*
Un Je Ne Sais Quoi (Dupont)

FRENCH

Le Diplomate (14th Street)*
Mintwood Place (Adam’s Morgan)

MEXICAN

Cactus Cantina (Upper Northwest/Cathedral Heights)*
Los Cuates (Adam’s Morgan + Georgetown)
Mi Vida (The Wharf)
Oyamel (Downtown/Chinatown)
Rosa Mexicano (Downtown/Chinatown)

ITALIAN

2 Amy’s (Upper Northwest/Cathedral Heights)
All-Purpose (Shaw)*
Ghibellina (14th Street)
Lupo Verde (14th Street)
Osteria Morini (Navy Yard)
Pi Pizzeria (Downtown/Chinatown)
Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont + Georgetown)
RPM Italian (Downtown/Mt. Vernon Square)*
The Red Hen (Bloomingdale)*

AMERICAN/BARS

ChurchKey (14th Street)
Glen’s Garden Market (Dupont)
Off the Record (Downtown)*
Peacock Café (Georgetown)
Pineapple & Pearls (Capitol Hill/Eastern Market)*
Rose’s Luxury (Capitol Hill/Eastern Market)*
Stoney’s on P (Dupont/14th Street)
Ted’s Bulletin (14th Street + Capitol Hill/Eastern Market)
The Dabney (Shaw)*
The Smith (Downtown/Chinatown)
The Sovereign (Georgetown)

SEAFOOD

Fiola Mare (Georgetown)
Hank’s Oyster Bar (Dupont + Capitol Hill/Eastern Market + The Wharf)
Sushi Taro (Dupont)
The Salt Line (Navy Yard)

MEDITERRANEAN

Agora (Dupont)
Iron Gate (Dupont)
Maydan (U Street)*
Zaytinya (Downtown/Chinatown)
Zorba’s (Dupont)

ASIAN

Asia54 (Dupont)
Banana Leaves (Dupont)
Lapis (Adam’s Morgan)
Rasika (Downtown/Chinatown + West End)*

TAKEOUT FAVS

Bua Thai (Thai; Dupont)
City Lights of China (Chinese; Dupont)

* I love all these places, but the asterisk indicates my absolute favorites!