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Photo by PoPville flickr user MrTinDC

It’s been a long time since we talked best coffee in town and with new spots seemingly opening left and right, I thought it was worth an update. Just looking at the number of good spots on the poll below is kinda amazing. I’m guessing a lot of the responses will be geographically based – like I’ll say Qualia because it’s the closest really good coffee to where I live – so if there are coffee spots that you travel to just for the coffee I’d be especially interested to know of those too. So where’s your favorite coffee cafes in town?

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La Colombe’s Blagden Alley Spot, technically 924 N Street, NW

Exciting tweet from @nevinmartell:

“Head’s up coffee lovers! @LaColombeCoffee will open a new cafe w/ a cupping room at 6&I NW early next year.”

Also happy to see @LaColombeCoffee retweeted it.

La Colombe opened their first DC location in Blagden Alley back in February next to Rogue 24.

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3118 Georgia Ave, NW

A reader asks:

“do you know anything about coffee/bar replacing Ma Ma’s at 3118 Georgia?”

Back in March we learned that a new bar with ping pong tables would be taking over the space. A new permit posted out front says buildout for a new “coffee shop/bar”:

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Sounds like in the morning they’ll be a coffee shop and transition to a bar at night. Keeping my fingers crossed on the ping pong tables…

Ed. Note: A new coffee and deli spot is also slated to come nearby to the former Tibet Shop at 3213 Georgia Avenue, NW.

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Looking north towards Kenyon

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Thanks to a reader for sending the photo above:

Slipstream coffee shop had the doors open on the bottom level of Fathom Creative at 1333 14th street where Slipstream plans to go in. I snapped a picture while they were painting. It’s way bigger than I realized!”

Now hiring too – stay tuned for an opening date. For those not familiar with the plans – you can read about them here.

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1333 14th Street, NW

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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?

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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.”

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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!

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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.”

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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.”