Retrospect Coffee and Tea Coming to Former Java Green Space Downtown

1020 19th Street, NW

Back in Aug. 2012 Java Green closed at 1020 19th St, NW between K and L. Retrospect Coffee and Tea is coming to fill that space.

Retrospect Coffee and Tea specializes in bringing the best cafe experience. The freshest ingredients are used, and each cup is brewed to order, which results in a coffee and tea flavor which is unmatched. Coffees and teas are complimented by an assortment of soft drinks and snacks.

I’ll be sure to update when we learn an opening date. Think a coffee/tea spot will do well here?

Looking south toward K Street

6 Comment

  • This looks promising. My #1 hope is that they have good weekend hours too. Bourbon Coffee, a few blocks to the west, is closed Sundays :\

  • I don’t think the K Street crowd has the patience to wait for their coffee to be freshly brewed

  • mtpgal

    I’m still sad about Java Green. 🙁

  • I don’t think they’ll make it. A place like this, where the average bill is going to be <$10, would have to be open 14-16 hrs per day in order to pay what is likely a steep rent note. Add to that the fact that this area tends to clear out by 6:00 pm on the weekdays and is lightly populated on the weekend (despite Mark Silverberg's good intentions, which I applaud)…. I wish them luck, but I just don't see how they'll be able to compete with the numerous, better-funded national chains/names in the West End K St., corridor.

  • Bring back Java Green!

  • Sounds like every other cafe ever. They’ll have to try really hard to distinguish themselves with Filter literally a block a way and Bourbon down the street.

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