1926 17th Street, NW

Now that Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar has been open for a few weeks at 17th and U St, NW – what’s the early word?


Their facebook page says:

“Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar serves baked desserts and pastries. We serve fresh-brewed Illy brand coffee with great pride and as an official partner.

Imagine the aromatic smell of fresh baked desserts, sweets, treats, and pastries. Now imagine pleasing your taste buds with an assortment of these amazingly delicious pieces of heaven, which also includes tasty gluten-free, sugar-free and allergy sensitive treats.

At Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar, we bake with love — daily — and at the perfect baking temperature of 350 degrees, which allows us to deliver a world-class experience each and every time you are ready to indulge into a satisfyingly-flavorful variety of specialty pastries and desserts.

Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar offers baked-goods that’s prepared fresh daily in-house. We also masterfully customize baked-goods, served to your specifications perfectly, with our attention and focus on complete customer satisfaction.”


3213 Georgia Avenue, NW

Back in April we learned that Heat Da Spot Coffee and Deli would be replacing the short lived Tibet Shop on Georgia Ave. You can see the progress that’s been made in the photo above – with larger windows added and a new entrance onto the good sized patio space. Looking forward to seeing how the inside turns out too!

1407 T Street, NW

From a press release:

“BakeHouse, the bakery and coffee shop at 1407 T St NW, is now working with Ceremony Coffee Roasters of Annapolis. Niall Cooper, owner of BakeHouse, says that the partnership with Ceremony is part of an effort to expand their coffee program and take it onto the next level. “Ceremony is locally roasting some the most beautiful coffee beans on the planet,” according to Niall. “Their dedication to delicious coffee is a great match for the goods that we’re delighted to bake for our neighborhood.”

As well as using Ceremony beans for espresso, drip and immersion coffees, BakeHouse will have a variety of blended and single-origin roasts for retail.”

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.”

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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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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.