It all started with an idea and some animal crackers about 20 years ago. Today, we are known as the Tryst Trading Company, a local DC food group that includes several neighborhood restaurants, café’s, and a catering company. We combine good food, specialty coffee, craft cocktails, and great service to create a community gathering place for all while building meaningful connections one animal cracker at a time. For more of our story, check out our location’s individual websites; but more importantly, don’t forget to check us out in person!
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2459 18th Street NW
DC's community living room, reflecting the eclectic energy & diversity of our nation's capital by continually redefining the American Cafe Culture
Tryst at the phillips
1600 21st Street NW
A cafe where locals, art lovers and travelers come to recharge, reflect and reconnect
2453 18th Street NW
A modern diner with old school appeal - always open, and open to everyone
open city at the national cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW
A cafe where locals, visitors and the various communities on the Close gather to share a table and enjoy thoughtfully crafted fare
2331 Calvert Street NW
The friendly neighborhood vibe makes it as welcoming to travelers from around the world as it is to our Woodley Park neighbors
who's cookin catering
2001 Fairview Avenue NE
Delivering personable service and high quality comforting food to working professionals when they need it
3415 11th Street NW
An everyday, anytime neighborhood gathering place serving up unpretentiously refined food, drink and atmosphere
Press & Media
Washingtonian Recommends: Where to Find the Best Breakfasts in DC
"One of Columbia Heights’s central gathering spots, thanks to a something-for-everyone menu and plenty of room to sit. You can grab a quick cortado and bagel, or stick around for a grain bowl or breakfast burrito. Opens daily at 7 AM."
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26 Wonderful Places Around DC That You May Have Never Noticed
“My go-to place since I came here 25 years ago is the Bishop’s Garden. It’s an easy bike ride from home and work to some peace and quiet. It’s quite a contrast to city stress and the craziness of the news business. It’s also nice to disconnect from the devices and just chill in some beautiful surroundings. And now they have the Open City coffee house there. One can’t ask for more.”
Full story here.