Have Your Coffee With a Side of Vinyl

Songbyrd Record Café mixes a vinyl record shop, coffee house, and sandwich spot in Adams Morgan. Photography courtesy of Songbyrd.

At Adams Morgan’s funky Songbyrd Record Cafe (2475 18th St., NW), browse more than 600 records—the collection runs strong on soul and funk—while sipping a locally roasted Swing’s coffee and noshing on $5 build-your-own egg sandwiches. Or, cut your own record in a retro Voice-o-Graph machine.

With blond wood and a concrete floor, Bump ’n Grind (1200 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring) has the feel of a Logan Circle loft. The breakfast pastries may be beside the point, but there’s plenty of good coffee (from roasters Vigilante and Ceremony). Listening stations let you spin records for your own ears, or you can choose something to play for the whole place from a bin of dance and drum ’n’ bass selections.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.