07/07/14 10:20am

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1535 7th Street, NW

Thanks to all who sent us emails and tweets about the new signage at Compass Coffee opening soon in the former laundromat next door to Ivy and Coney in Shaw.

“We are a new cafe and roastery dedicated to making real good coffee. We import our beans from all over the world and roast them on site in our cafe to ensure we produce the best tasting coffee in the city.”

06/10/14 10:25am

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2420 14th Street, NW

Love ‘N Faith Community Café had a soft opening this past weekend and will open with regular hours starting on Friday. Summer hours are:

Friday – 7am to Midnight
Saturday 9am to Midnight
Sunday 11am to 10pm
Monday thru Wednesday 7am to 9
Thursday 7am to 10pm

Their Facebook page says:

“Love n’ Faith is a community cafe specializing in Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, espresso- based drinks and gluten-free, naturally sweetened desserts.”

Thanks to the owners for sending a shot from the soft opening:

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06/03/14 11:23pm

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709 Kennedy Street, NW

Culture Coffee opened up back in Nov. of last year. A great score for that former coffee desert. Now they’ve applied for a liquor license too (I think Qualia and Filter might be the last coffee shops left without liquor licenses…)

The liquor license placard also has one of the funnier typos I’ve seen:

“Coffee Shop that serves sandwiches, pastries, snakes. Entertainment Endorsement/Cover Charge, Open Music, Poetry, Book Readings. Occupancy load 15.”

Hours of operation are listed as Sunday: 10am – 5pm, Monday through Friday: 7am – 10pm, Saturday: 8am – 10pm.

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05/06/14 10:43pm

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1535 7th Street, NW

Compass Coffee’s facebook page says:

“Compass Coffee – Real good coffee coming to Washington, DC. Summer 2014.

We are a new cafe and roastery dedicated to making real good coffee. We import our beans from all over the world and roast them on site in our cafe to ensure we produce the best tasting coffee in the city.”

With La Colombe in Blagden Alley, The Coffee Bar at 12th and S St, NW and Wydown coming to 14th Street – Shaw is becoming a seriously solid coffee spot.

They’ll be right next door to Ivy and Coney:

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Still have a bit to go – but nice progress from a former laundromat:

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