Peregrine is a local coffee shop that sells excellent coffee from all over the world. Great espresso is made with select beans, high-end equipment and a skilled barista; they have it all. Their espresso is absolutely the best, always creamy and strong. They serve the classics: espresso, macchiato, latte, mocha and Americano. The pour-overs are also a nice addition to the morning coffee rituals. I usually get some Counter Coffee beans to grind at home.
Peregrine Espresso’s three stores in Washington, D.C. are in areas I always frequent: Union Market, 14th Street NW and Eastern Market (check out this article about the market), therefore I am a loyal customer. I most often go to the one on 14th street, which they call the MidCity store.
It’s ok to stick around to use your laptop and have a snack, you just need a bit of luck during peak hours to get a table since the store is small. Eastern Market’s shop has some outdoor seating, but it’s equally challenging.
I say just grab and go.