7:30AM-5PM, Monday-Friday
1020 19th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

About Us:

  Retrospect Coffee and Tea is a European-style coffeehouse with rich international flavor and an appreciation for both the art and the science of making the world's finest beverages. Located in downtown Washington D.C. at 19th and K NW, it offers traditional Italian espresso, cappuccino, lattes, French press, café au lait, Spanish cortado, Soviet coffee, Swiss café, Turkish and Vietnamese coffees. Additionally, Retrospect features black coffee specially prepared using the pour-over method - each cup is handmade using precision calibrated equipment and its preparation is perfectly measured and timed.

  Retrospect also offers a wide variety of specialty teas including such exquisite brands as Oolong, Phoenix, Peony White, Kenya Black, Herbal Energizer and Holy Detox. All of our teas are crafted with the best possible all-natural ingredients. Retrospect also offers an authentic Masala Chai that highlights the complexity and depth of flavor of quality black tea as well as a meticulously crafted selection of Indian spices.

  In addition to coffee and tea service, Retrospect offers a lighter food menu, which ranges from New York style bagels and simple yet hearty breakfast sandwiches to gourmet items such as European Salami and salmon gourmet sandwiches. Delicious pastries are also available.



Our Seasonal Specials:

  • Peppermint Mocha: Espresso, steamed milk, mocha sauce and peppermint flavored syrup. Topped with sweetened whipped cream and dark chocolate curls.
  • Eggnog Latte: Espresso with steamed eggnog and milk, topped with ground nutmeg.
  • Café Milano: Espresso with steamed milk and amaretto and vanilla syrups. Topped with whipped cream and almonds.
  • Belgian Cookies: Espresso with steamed milk and Belgian cookies syrup with gingerbread spices. Topped with whipped cream and a cookie.
All Seasonal Specials are $3 when you mention this site to a barista

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