Find your zen
Why locals love it
When Washingtonians need to momentarily escape the bustle of the city without leaving the city, they retreat to Teaism. Teaism is a tea house and cafe with oriental-inspired ambiance and offerings just two blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro. Teaism has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, making a visit appropriate at any time of the day.
Why you should visit it
You'll be amazed at the selection of teas that are available, from traditional loose-leaf teas to the sweetened (and delicious!) 'bubble' teas. The food menu is vegetarian friendly and very reasonably priced, with the salmon bento box as a stand-out.
Sit in the garden or take your food and drink to the beautifully decorated upper floor.