Swing’s Coffee Roasters

Rating: ★★★★☆
12633337_10153924913573011_971659797_oME Swing Coffee Roasters aka Swing’s located at 1702 G St NW (additional locations, as well as the roastery, are in Alexandria), is a venerable institution that was established during Woodrow Wilson’s presidency in 1918. The G Street location is inside a soulless, brutalist concrete building, but don’t be fooled by the drab exterior. Inside there is a mahogany coffee bar and other artifacts from the 1920s (taken from the original Swing’s 12669215_10153924913613011_1293831333_olocation in the Mesco Coffee Roasters building at 1013 E Street SE) in an atmospheric space. Tasty coffee is available, including single-origin pour-overs. I also had a savory rosemary biscuit, which was satisfying as well. Swing’s is only open weekdays during the day and lacks comfortable seating for those who want to lounge around (seating options are mainly stools/counters and high tables).

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