Stepping inside the industrial-style space, you see a swarm of white coffee cups artfully suspended from the ceiling above a community table. The smell of fresh coffee and the sound of frothing milk washes over you. 

This is Detour Coffee, a hidden gem coffee shop and bistro in Clarendon. Follow John Ma of The Keri Shull Team and Manager Manuel Olivera inside for a look at Detour’s locally-roasted coffee, handmade pastries, delicious food, and more. Detour is a great spot to drink, eat, socialize, and work. 

All the coffee at Detour is locally sourced from Vigilante Coffee of Hyattsville, Maryland. 

Standard drip coffee or pour-overs are available. And of course Detour’s skilled baristas are standing by to create traditional espresso drinks like cappuccinos, lattes, cortados, and Americanos.

On Detour’s food menu you’ll find an eclectic mix of Mediterranean and South American influences. At the counter you can find beef empanadas, baba ghanoush, labneh, churros, and more. In-house bakers make pastries from scratch. 

For a detour before work, try a classic breakfast sandwich like The Norwegian, a lox-and-croissant situation, or get adventurous and try the Elvis: Peanut butter and jelly on banana bread with bacon.

When the day’s work is done, you can shut your laptop lid and enjoy Happy Hour specials from 4:00-7:00pm every weekday. Detour also offers brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm, complete with breakfast cocktails – so bring friends!

Want to live in Clarendon, surrounded by amazing places like Detour Coffee? Check out our Clarendon Neighborhood Guide. Contact The Keri Shull Team at (703) 952-7653 or [email protected] and we’ll help you find your next new home!