Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

From an email:

“I am pleased to announce the release of the Washington, D.C. Indie Coffee Passport on December 1st.

The Indie Coffee Passport gives customers the opportunity to discover Washington, D.C.’s independent coffee culture drink-by-drink, neighborhood-by-neighborhood. The Passport gives customers one free drink at DC’s best and hippest cafes. The Indie Coffee Passport hopes to encourage Washington residents to step outside of their regular coffee routine and explore the burgeoning coffee scene in our city.

There are 17 stops on the Washington DC Indie Coffee Passport: three Peregrine Espresso locations, Ebenezers Coffeehouse, Chinatown Coffee, M.E. Swing Company, two Pleasant Pops locations, BakeHouse, The Blind Dog Café, Sweet Science Coffee, The Potter’s House, Flying Fish Coffee and Tea, Harrar Coffee and Roastery, Qualia Coffee as well as Java Shack in Arlington, Virginia and Bump and Grind in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The $20 Passport runs from December 1st to June 31st; passport holders can visit each café and pick one of the 4-7 drinks each café has picked out for passport holders. These drinks range from a shot of espresso, to a honey lavender latte, and many other exciting options. Each café also offers a tea option for those who don’t drink coffee.”

443 7th Street, NW

Back in March of 2014 a reader heard that Starbucks was considering selling alcohol. Turns out they were right! Some recent liquor license placards have been posted around town:

“A restaurant serving savory small plates and desserts meant for sharing, in addition to its coffee and breakfast offerings served all day, and offering wine & beer selections to its guest in a relaxing and comfortable environment.”


Here are the other locations:

1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW in south Dupont/Downtown

1700 Connecticut Avenue, NW in north Dupont

and 1810 Wisconsin Ave, NW in Georgetown and 5500 Connecticut Ave, NW in Chevy Chase.

La Colombe’s first DC spot in Blagden Alley Spot

About a year ago we learned that La Colombe had plans for a second DC cafe in Chinatown. Though they had hoped to open early 2015 – happy to see plans still continue. From the Washington Business Journal‘s permit patrol:

900 Sixth St. NW: Interior work only in this Sixth and Eye streets building to ready a ground-floor space for incoming coffeehouse La Colombe.”