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Teaism - Lafayette Square

800 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006

202-835-2233

Neighborhood: Downtown, Downtown

Cuisines: Japanese, Breakfast

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Friday 7:30 to 5:30; Saturday and Sunday closed.

Nearby Metro Stops: McPherson Square, Farragut West

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Intimate

Reservations: Not Accepted

Website: http://www.teaism.com

Best Dishes:
Bento boxes; beef ochazuke; Thai chicken curry; salty-oat and chocolate/salty-oat cookies; ginger/limeade.

Price Details:
Small plates $2 to $6.50, bento boxes $8.75, entrées and sandwiches $6 to $8.50.

Neighborhood Eats: Teaism

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.

-March, 2008