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Coffee Heatmap: New Places to Get a Caffeine Fix

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D.C. hasn't been thought of as a coffee town the way some cities are, but the city's busy residents still need to get a caffeine fix. Over the past six months, more than a dozen new places have popped up around town offering coffee. They include independent shops, markets and coffee-focused restaurants. And there are more to come. Coffee fans are keeping an eye on such projects as Dolcezza's Union Market factory, Zeke's, Maketto, Caffe Aficionado and more. Here now is a map of newly opened (or about to open) coffee spots around D.C.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Coffee Bar

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1201 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 733-1049
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This new coffee shop, housed in a historic location, comes from owner Cait Lowry and opened last December. The bar has a morning “on tap” brew selection and an afternoon pour over menu, and serves coffee from Ceremony, Handsome Coffee Roasters andVerve Coffee Roasters.

2. M.E. Swing Coffee Roasters

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501 East Monroe Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 370-5050
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M.E. Swing has opened a new roastery - an adjoining coffee bar is scheduled to open in the near future. Visitors to the roaster can purchase coffee by the pound there.

3. The Wydown

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1320 U Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

The Wydown is supposed to open up a pop-up location sometime this week in the former Aroma Cafe space. The coffee roasters are planning a permanent home on 14th Street.

4. Capitol Prague Restaurant & Bar

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3277 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007

The cafe portion of Georgetown's new Capitol Prague is open, serving Illy coffee alongside pastries and strudel.

5. Le Diplomate

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1610 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-3333
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Le Diplomate has a coffee program overseen by Philadelphia's renowned La Colombe. The coffee company from Todd Carmichael is also working on a stand-alone location in Shaw.

6. Glen's Garden Market

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2001 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Glen's Garden Market has a sit-down cafe which offers such choices as cappuccino and espresso. The market is also one of the places where you can find Vigilante Coffee — that roaster recently wrapped up a pop-up at Hogo.

7. Little City Gourmet

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2121 N Westmoreland St
Arlington, VA 22213
(571) 335-4983
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This new cafe near the East Falls Church menu serves Illy coffee along with breakfast items and sandwiches.

8. Dolci Gelati

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7000 Carroll Ave, Ste C
Takoma Park, MD 20912

This new cafe, the first from the wholesale gelato company, offers coffee alongside breakfast pastries and, naturally, gelato.

9. Dolcezza

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2905 District Ave
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 992-8701
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Dolcezza, which has multiple locations around town, works with several independent roasters for its coffee program. Plus, they offer killer gelato.

10. Aroma Espresso Bar

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7101 Democracy Blvd, Spc 1158
Bethesda, MD 20817

This is the first D.C.-area location of Israel's largest franchise. Along with Turkish coffee and more traditional coffee and tea offerings are Middle Eastern menu items like haloumi sandwiches.

11. Batter Bowl Bakery

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403 H St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 675-2011
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This bakery from the owners of H Street's Ethiopic offers Illy coffee alongside Belgian waffles, sandwiches and more.

12. First Bake

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3000 K Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

Intelligentsia coffee is on the menu at this cafe within Farmers Fishers Bakers. Visitors can experience free wi-fi and English muffins, granola and more.

13. H Street Coffeehouse and Cafe

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1359 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Formerly Sova, this coffee shop is now under new ownership. It serves a variety of espresso-based drinks and coffee choices, as well as specials (a recent one was a French press of coffee aged in port wine).

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1. The Coffee Bar

1201 S St NW, Washington, DC 20009

This new coffee shop, housed in a historic location, comes from owner Cait Lowry and opened last December. The bar has a morning “on tap” brew selection and an afternoon pour over menu, and serves coffee from Ceremony, Handsome Coffee Roasters andVerve Coffee Roasters.

1201 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009

2. M.E. Swing Coffee Roasters

501 East Monroe Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301

M.E. Swing has opened a new roastery - an adjoining coffee bar is scheduled to open in the near future. Visitors to the roaster can purchase coffee by the pound there.

501 East Monroe Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301

3. The Wydown

1320 U Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

The Wydown is supposed to open up a pop-up location sometime this week in the former Aroma Cafe space. The coffee roasters are planning a permanent home on 14th Street.

1320 U Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

4. Capitol Prague Restaurant & Bar

3277 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

The cafe portion of Georgetown's new Capitol Prague is open, serving Illy coffee alongside pastries and strudel.

3277 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007

5. Le Diplomate

1610 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Le Diplomate has a coffee program overseen by Philadelphia's renowned La Colombe. The coffee company from Todd Carmichael is also working on a stand-alone location in Shaw.

1610 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

6. Glen's Garden Market

2001 S St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Glen's Garden Market has a sit-down cafe which offers such choices as cappuccino and espresso. The market is also one of the places where you can find Vigilante Coffee — that roaster recently wrapped up a pop-up at Hogo.

2001 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009

7. Little City Gourmet

2121 N Westmoreland St, Arlington, VA 22213

This new cafe near the East Falls Church menu serves Illy coffee along with breakfast items and sandwiches.

2121 N Westmoreland St
Arlington, VA 22213

8. Dolci Gelati

7000 Carroll Ave, Ste C, Takoma Park, MD 20912

This new cafe, the first from the wholesale gelato company, offers coffee alongside breakfast pastries and, naturally, gelato.

7000 Carroll Ave, Ste C
Takoma Park, MD 20912

9. Dolcezza

2905 District Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031

Dolcezza, which has multiple locations around town, works with several independent roasters for its coffee program. Plus, they offer killer gelato.

2905 District Ave
Fairfax, VA 22031

10. Aroma Espresso Bar

7101 Democracy Blvd, Spc 1158, Bethesda, MD 20817

This is the first D.C.-area location of Israel's largest franchise. Along with Turkish coffee and more traditional coffee and tea offerings are Middle Eastern menu items like haloumi sandwiches.

7101 Democracy Blvd, Spc 1158
Bethesda, MD 20817

11. Batter Bowl Bakery

403 H St. NE, Washington, DC 20002

This bakery from the owners of H Street's Ethiopic offers Illy coffee alongside Belgian waffles, sandwiches and more.

403 H St. NE
Washington, DC 20002

12. First Bake

3000 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007

Intelligentsia coffee is on the menu at this cafe within Farmers Fishers Bakers. Visitors can experience free wi-fi and English muffins, granola and more.

3000 K Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

13. H Street Coffeehouse and Cafe

1359 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Formerly Sova, this coffee shop is now under new ownership. It serves a variety of espresso-based drinks and coffee choices, as well as specials (a recent one was a French press of coffee aged in port wine).

1359 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

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