Stumbled upon this hidden gem while looking for a coffee shop I could work out of. Don't expect the rarefied ambience and prices of the Tattes of the world. Interiors are basic but adequate. Food and drinks are great value, fresh and delicious. My cup of tea was served in a size larger than most DC coffee shops, and the Ethiopian vegetarian platter kept me full for hours. WiFi was fast. Coffee in DC is expensive but prices here were very reasonable. Overall, a great addition to the neighborhood.
R B
R B
22:15 07 Jan 24
Cosy café with Ethiopian lunch options. Bought an Americano and a chocolate croissant and thoroughly enjoyed it in a relaxing atmosphere.
Trent Jones
Trent J.
13:56 19 Nov 23
Great Ethiopian food!Best in DC where there are like 1000 Ethiopian restaurants? Nope, but excellent quality food here. I always get it on my drive out of...
Elizabeth P.
Elizabeth P.
13:08 30 Oct 23
andesiku
andesiku
13:35 21 Oct 23
Ben Wacks
Ben W.
21:34 04 Sep 23
My favorite coffee place in this area. There are several options in this area, but the coffee and pastries are just so much better here. There is always plenty of seating and friendly service. Highly recommend!
Megan Aldrich
Megan A.
13:46 30 Jul 23
Great place for coffee and food! The coffee here is better than other places I have tried nearby and the price is cheaper. Food is really good! Highly recommend!
Andrew
Andrew
13:44 30 Jul 23
The service was well, its comfy and spacious. Ask for wifi password if you plan on using laptop they will give it to you , Everyone is nice and it smells great.
fatherjaden468
fatherjaden468
20:06 26 Jul 23
Rosy Briones
Rosy B.
14:18 04 Jul 23
Loved the 4 hours that I spent at Hype Cafe today. The Ethiopian espresso drinks were fantastic, and the vegetarian Ethiopian lunch food was delicious. Highly recommend.Oh, and I was able to get hours of work done and online meetings too.
Rob Delach
Rob D.
19:12 26 Jun 23

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What's the Hype?

You walk in and notice lots of light, tables and counter space. “Why Hype?” you ask. Proprietor Samuel Mengista says, “It’s the name we came up with to express the effect of the coffee.” Mengista and his fiancée Hanna Tesfamicael opened Hype Café to provide a theme which meets the needs of our customers. Our goal is to become known as the best café on the Corner of Capitol Corner!

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Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM — 6:00 PM

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