The Ministry Serves Espresso in the Mornings and Wine at Night
The Ministry opened less than two months ago, but this hip wine and coffee bar is already becoming a neighborhood favorite near Union Station in DC. It’s a great alternative to the chain coffee shops in the area because of its smooth coffee, food options, and bonus wine list.
There aren’t many places nearby where you can get high-end snacks like their fancy toasts, healthy salads, and bocaditos like prosciutto-wrapped dates or fried brussels spouts with herb aioli. All of the usual suspects are available for your coffee choices, as well as some lavish teas and ciders. If it’s a bit later and you want to try the wine, they have sparkling, white, and rosé by the glass, as well as a few by the bottle that run from $25 to $65.
The vibe inside is clean and modern, and nice enough to relax with a date over drinks and a few savory snacks, or make it an Instagram-worthy brunch with friends. The Ministry is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is closed on Sundays.