Teaism - Penn Quarter
400 Eighth St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood: Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
Cuisines: Pan-Asian, Japanese, Breakfast
Monday through Friday 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Nearby Metro Stops: Gallery Place-Chinatown, Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Accepted
Bento boxes; beef ochazuke; Thai chicken curry; salty-oat and chocolate/salty-oat cookies; ginger/limeade.
Small plates $2 to $6.50, bento boxes $8.75, entrées and sandwiches $6 to $8.50.
These earthy cafes channel a West Coast vibe with handmade pottery, loose tea for sniffing and sipping, and food by way of Asia and India. Menus vary at the three locations, but staples include herby cilantro scrambled eggs or tofu, birchermuesli with thick house-made yogurt, ginger scones, and the salty oat cookie—probably the only cookie you don’t have to feel guilty about eating for breakfast.