Chain coffee shops are on every corner in The District. It’s hard to find a local independent coffee shop. But a few blocks from the Petworth metro on the green line you can find Qualia Coffee. I love their selection of coffees from around the world.
Happy Hour is 15:00 – 17:00 and for $ 2 you can have your pick of 15-20 different blends from around the world. They also sell select beans by the pound if you are looking for a nice gift for your coffee lover.
The coffee shop is tight and cozy but can get crowded. They have an upstairs seating area so you can bring your laptop or book and relax. They have light food available. I like the bagel with cream cheese and lox for $ 4 and a happy hour cup of coffee. Their cappuccinos and lattes are also excellent using local cream and milk.
The best way to get here is by cab or hop on the green line and take the Georgia Ave/Petworth stop.