Darnell’s (also, formerly, home to Blind Dog Cafe) Closes in Shaw

944 Florida Avenue, NW

BarredinDC reported:

“The cozy spot, officially known as Darnell’s at Manchester, shut down after 6+ years after the building housing it was sold at Florida and W NW.”

For many of us, things were never really the same after the Blind Dog Cafe pop up ended. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space near 9:30 Club.

And since I’m getting all nostalgic – anyone remember Mocha Lounge?

mocha lounge popville

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  • Blind Dog was my jam. Once that shut, I think the writing was on the wall.

  • I loved Blind Dog as well. It was such a nice little neighborhood spot. I would be good with another coffee shop going in that space. Seems a little unlikely with Columbe and Compass now in and around the hood.

  • I just really want the chocolate chip cookie recipe from Blind Dog.

    • Prince Of Petworth

      Yes their cookies were amazing!

    • WaPo is reporting that Blind Dog cookies will be sold at the coffee shop in the H St Whole Foods. That might be enough for me to brave the crowds and go crosstown for groceries.

    • I am obsessed with those cookies!

      Interesting trivia, the cookies are made by Greer Gilchrist, the sister of one of the Union Kitchen founders. And all the “blind dog” references are to the other founder’s blind dog, Baxter!

  • PSA to fellow cookie lovers – Blind Dog Cookies are available at both locations of Union Kitchen Grocery! One at 9th and N St NW in Shaw, the other at 3rd and F St NE by Union Station.

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