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  • That is some of the most delicately-sliced bluebird that I’ve ever seen! I can’t wait to try it.

  • justinbc

    Not sure, but the initial reviews on the cocktail bar below sound promising. Although I have a feeling that a lot of them are fabricated by the establishment.

  • Ohh finally one of these I can weigh in on! I went there the other day and had a coffee and a prosciutto/cheese croissant. It was delicious. As for the coffee, I know absolutely nothing about coffee, but I thought it was very good. In terms of price, it’s more expensive than starbucks, but is a similar price point to the other independent options (Dolcezza and I forget the name of the one by red velvet). Also, I’ll add that I got a coffee and pastry from Dolcezza today. Coffee is very good, but the passion fruit turnover I had was out of this world. So happy to have all of these new options (though not good for my waist or wallet)! Also, the Bluebird guys said that there is a bar downstairs. I’m planning on checking that out for happy hour soon, and I’ll spread the word if it is good!

    • Agreed! Those turnovers are amazing. They are made by Paisley Fig at Room 11 and sell more flavors at their cafe. Guava turnover is my favorite.

      • I actively seek out that guava turnover. It haunts my dreams. The espresso shortbread is also delightful.

      • Yes, that pastry is amazing! It’s going to take a lot of willpower to not stop and get one all the time! I will be going for that shortbread next. Where is the cafe?

  • Anonynon

    Anyone ever work out of here? Sounds like wifi and coffee + table space, sounds promising.

    • skj84

      I popped in the day they opened. I was a bit disappointed by the lack of outlets/seats, but that may have improved since my last visit.

      • There are a ton of tables and chairs open on the second level. Perfect for working/studying.

  • thrilled to have an alternative for quick work meetings, besides Le Pain Quotidian. It’s not cheap, but the coffee (La Colombe) is delicious.

    It’s been cash free but only because they hadn’t gotten a register yet.

  • I have been here twice for pastries and coffee. The coffee is great — from La Colombe I think? And the pastries — one a strawberry/rhubarb concoction and another with kale/pine nuts — are creative, delicious, and decadent. The prices are accordingly higher, but for a higher quality product than Starbucks or Pret. I heard that they are only temporarily in this location and will be moving to the new building at 11th and Rhode Island NW in a few months. I hope it is true.

  • BBBBird bird bird. Bird’s the word.

  • I went to their pop up before they opened in Prequel and it was awesome. This entire complex is going to be awesome, I may have gone to the basement bar Brick and Mortar twice this week oops. The upstairs is going to feature chefs from DC in sort of a pop up style establishment. Super fun and unique idea and the building is awesome.

  • Their pastries are delicious, but they had few items that would qualify as a real lunch–so they say they will be tweaking their menu soon to add a few more things. The 2nd floor does have more tables–that will turn into Lighthouse, a burger and lobster place, in the evenings soon. I am a fan of Brick & mortar, the basement bar, now that they have a full drink and light food menu–some unusual beers and a great smoked porter short rib sandwich. It’s an interesting experiment–i hope they succeed.

  • clevelanddave

    Good but super expensive. A small tart with tax was nearly $7!

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