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.Read More
Coffee Heatmap: New Places to Get a Caffeine Fix
1. The Coffee Bar
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
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
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
Washington, DC 20007
The cafe portion of Georgetown's new Capitol Prague is open, serving Illy coffee alongside pastries and strudel.
5. Le Diplomate
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
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
This new cafe near the East Falls Church menu serves Illy coffee along with breakfast items and sandwiches.
8. Dolci Gelati
Takoma Park, MD 20912
This new cafe, the first from the wholesale gelato company, offers coffee alongside breakfast pastries and, naturally, gelato.
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
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
This bakery from the owners of H Street's Ethiopic offers Illy coffee alongside Belgian waffles, sandwiches and more.
12. First Bake
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
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).