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5 cafes around the city center perfect for studying and working

Kintsugi is a coffee shop open all day inside the Eaton Hotel. (James C. Jackson) By Austa Somvichian-Clausen On November 9th at 9:30 am, whether you are a mid-term student or a freelancer on a tight deadline, finding a good place to rest all day can seem confusing. The perfect combination of a delicious caffeinated beverage, a comfortable seat and a quick Wi-Fi connection can make all the difference, especially when you know you'll have a nose in a book or you'll have your fingers on a keyboard several hours at a time. These coffees offer all this and more so that you can feel good in your next grind.[[[[Does Georgetown Cupcake really have the best cupcakes in DC? We tested seven stores to find out.]The Royal This quiet neighborhood in LeDroit Park looks like a Parisian terrace cafe, with a Latin twist, thanks to dishes such as arpas and grilled avocados. Do not plan to work before dark. "We ask that after 17h. all the work is set aside, "says owner Paul Carlson. "Hard work should be followed by enjoying life and good company!" Before you open your laptop, be sure to order one of House Creations' creative drinks – inventive beverages such as honey bourbon milk coffee or sesame seed with vanilla and darling black sesame. 501 Florida Ave. NW. The Den at Politics and Prose Paradise book lovers, the Den is located under the Politics and Prose bookstore, between Friendship Heights and Chevy Chase. The intimate "self-contained" space includes coffee and tea, as well as tasty pastries and breakfast items from the nearby Little Red Fox café. Take something light, such as chia banana puree, or a more substantial meal, such as the Salvadoran corn cake with a poached egg and a queso fresco, while you work. The space is comfortable, but finding a place to claim is not difficult; there are many seats. The café also has rotating exhibits featuring pieces that can be purchased directly from the artists. 5016 Connecticut Odds Alley NW.
Pastries and drinks in Kintsugi. (Kait Ebinger for Eaton DC)
Kintsugi at the Eaton Hotel If all the cafes in the district featured in a high school yearbook, Kintsugi would certainly win the title "Most Likely to Be Instagrammed". Located in the new Eaton Hotel, in the city center, the cafe features modern and modern excavations staff members in bomber jackets; the hotel includes a members-only collaborative workspace, a spa and wellness center, as well as a multimedia hub including a recording studio, a private cinema and a concert hall on the roof. Kintsugi owes its name to the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. Its menu includes gluten-free and vegan pastries and Ayurvedic drinks, such as golden turmeric coffee and chaga elixir, a hot drink made from adaptogenic mushrooms. The coffee will soon also make fresh fruit juices. Tim Ma of Kyirisan, chief chef at Eaton, said Red Rooster, a Kintsugi partner in the café, spent more than a month training staff. "We worked hard to really feel the space, from the layout to the design elements, such as ceramics and greenery," Ma said. Make sure you arrive early in Kintsugi to find the best Home seating: Upholstered diner style chairs placed against a living plant wall. 1201 K St. NW. [5 creative twists on French toast you should try this weekend]
Emissary in Dupont Circle. (Laura Echeverri)
Emissary Looking for peace of mind? This place is located right next to Dupont Circle, just below a yoga studio from the same owner. Opened later than most cafes in the city (sometimes until 10:30 pm), it is the perfect place to settle for the day and work. Co-owner Elias Hengst explains that you can not go wrong in ordering a traditional cappuccino, made with Counter Culture espresso, or a homemade cellar. Herbivores can enjoy the menu of the day, which is almost 100% vegetarian. (Professional Tip: You can get your first course at Dupont Circle Yoga for free when you bring your Emissary receipt.) 2032 P St. NW. Café Sidamo This Ethiopian café has served H Street since 2006. Sidamo is supposed to be a community gathering place where you can learn more about Ethiopian culture. The shop regularly organizes "ceremonies" that result in everyone receiving a small portion of coffee at no extra cost. Start the day with a steaming cup of Sidamo's spicy chai and one of the vegan sandwiches or egg and meat sandwiches, and get out on their back patio whenever you need respite. 417 H St. NE. .

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