Best Place to Hide Out With a Book for Hours

Dupont Circle Teaism
2009 R St. NW, (202) 667-3827
It can feel like the patrons of every coffee shop are involved in an unspoken contest to see who can look the most stressed while answering emails. You can see the panicked expression in any laptop-bag-carrier’s eyes as she collects her red eye and scans the room for a workspace. But there’s a safe haven for those looking to camp out with a book instead of pretending they’re doing more than just surfing Facebook for hours. The upstairs space at Teaism’s Dupont Circle location is Wi-Fi free, effectively eliminating the background track of keyboard clicking. You can curl up with your pot of tea, and go to town on that reading list from last year you never started.