Soho Tea and Coffee
2150 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle, Downtown
Cuisines: Deli/Quick Bites, American
Open Sunday through Wednesday 7:15 AM to 12:30 AM, Thursday through Saturday 7:15 to 2.
Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Open until 5 AM on weekends, this funky coffeehouse, where works by local artists decorate yellow walls, hosts lots of espresso-buzzed students plugged into the Internet and taking study breaks. Try the $4.50 chicken-salad wrap or the $6.50 threesome plate--chicken salad, tuna salad, and pesto pasta. Wash it down with a coconut-and-banana Bahama Mama Latte for $4.25 or a peach smoothie for $3.95.
Don't leave without visiting the unisex restroom--it's the door with Rosie the Riveter--where you'll find newspaper and magazine clippings, and even someone's homework, plastered floor to ceiling. Bring cash: Credit cards aren't accepted, and the ATM fee is $3.