Washington, DC: Chinatown Coffee Co.
Credit: Courtesy Chinatown Coffee

There's no green tea at the Chinatown location, but an ample amount of coffee, wine, beer, and (oddly) absinthe. Owner Max Brown opened Chinatown in 2011 and has hired an energetic group of young baristas, renowned for their cheerful demeanor and artful approach to espresso, who have made Chinatown Coffee Co. a hotspot in East DC.