Teaism is a great place to take a short break in your day, grab a soothing cup of tea, and have a light meal. The menu is varied, with european style breakfast offerings but Japanese and Asian style dishes for lunch and dinner. The Japanese Bento Boxes are excellent. Some locations of Teaism have a separate store for tea and tea-related gift items, but the Dupont Circle location has the gift related items in the same area as the restaurant - with beautiful tea boxes. Overall, a simple atmosphere with a good menu when you are in the mood for something light.