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Australian Coffee Chain Bluestone Lane Continues D.C. Expansion in Navy Yard

The brand has added four local locations in less than a year

Bluestone Lane opened at 99 M Street SE on Monday, December 3.
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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Bluestone Lane is now pouring caffeinated concoctions in Navy Yard in a sunny setting lined with seafoam green chairs and tiles.

The global brand from Australia is known for its “avocado smash” toast, cold-pressed juices, custom teas, and other healthy fare. It debuted its new 1,000-square-foot location at 99 M Street SE today. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

The previously announced location is Bluestone Lane’s fourth in the area. The chain broke into the D.C. market in January with a West End location that is still its largest cafe in the area (2,200 square feet). That store recently added beer and wine into the equation. And Bluestone Lane’s small Georgetown location grew this year with the addition of upstairs seating at adjoining retail shop Frye.

The budding company, which roasts its beans in Brooklyn, New York, also opened last month at 1150 Connecticut Avenue NW. They’ll soon be joined in Dupont Circle by another fast-growing coffee outfit: NYC-based Gregorys Coffee, scheduled to open across the street on Wednesday, December 5.

Bluestone Lane plans to break into the Northern Virginia market next year at the Boro development in Tysons Corner in mid-to-late 2019, the team tells Eater. They’ll join national chains Flower Child and North Italia, as well as Fish Taco, Tasty Kabob, and Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

Scroll on for a look inside D.C.’s latest Bluestone Lane:

Offerings in Navy Yard include avocado smash toast and Husk Bakeshop gluten-free pastries. Catering services are also available.
Bluestone Lane/official photo
The sun-drenched Navy Yard location sits in the lobby of Skanska’s new mixed-use building.
Bluestone Lane/official photo
The modern coffee shop sports aerial photos of beaches along Australia’s coastline.
Bluestone Lane/official photo