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, and 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 Acai Fujian Oolong (a favorite tea of the Court of Imperial China), Peony White, and Kenya Black. All of our teas are crafted with the best possible all-natural ingredients. Retrospect also offers Masala-style 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 a simple yet hearty breakfast scone to a gourmet salmon sandwich. Delicious pastries, European-style and classic American sandwiches as well as breakfast items are also available.