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2032 P Street, NW

The new coffee and cocktails spot, Emissary, is now open on P Street in Dupont.

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Their website says:

“Emissary is a coffeehouse, bar, and cafe located in Washington DC’s historic Dupont Circle neighborhood, just below Dupont Circle Yoga.

We believe in the Swedish notion of “fika” – taking a moment to have coffee, slow down, and contemplate on your own, or to gather with friends, and savor the moment.

Our coffeehouse features selections from Counter Culture, our beer and cocktail menu is local- and mid-atlantic centric, our wine list global. Chef Matthew Whaley’s menu is vegetable centric and most items are vegetarian and vegan-friendly – but omnivores need not worry, we’ll have rich baked goods, pastries, artisanal cheeses, and charcuterie.”

Check out their menu: (more…)

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2477 18th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Songbyrd Record Café now offers high quality nitrogen infused cold brew and cold brew latte from Swings Coffee Roasters. Songbyrd is the first establishment in Adams Morgan to offer nitro cold brew, just in time for some of the summer’s hottest weather. On Adams Morgan Day Sunday September 11, Songbyrd will offer Kombucha and Nitro Cold Brew for sale on tap from their front patio.

Adding nitrogen to cold brew enhances the coffee’s flavor and adds a subtle sweetness. The cold brew coffee is treated with nitrogen under high pressure, then chilled in a keg and served on draught. The nitrogen infusion provides a velvety mouth feel. The tiny bubbles make the drink seem thicker as it goes down. (more…)

CH Coffee
14th and Otis Pl, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I noticed this sign on the intersection of 14th st & Otis pl nw, and was wondering if there are any other details. This space is sharing the block with the Ethiopian market Black Lion, and seems to have been part of it in the past (based on signs outside). Looking forward to a nice coffee shop to this block!”

Back in July of 2013 we heard that an Ethiopian Coffee Bar was coming to this space. Very happy to see it’s finally happening!

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1776 I Street, NW

Thanks to Adam for sending word about the newest Compass Coffee location. Last week we noted La Colombe’s quest for coffee domination with their coming location at the old Dickey’s Frozen Custard space on I Street, NW. Obviously that aggression could not stand unchecked so stay tuned for lots of great coffee options on I Street very soon.

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1710 I Street, NW

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1710 I Street, NW

A reader reports:

“The former Dickey’s Frozen Custard space on I St NW between 17th and 18th has a sign saying that La Colombe is coming to the space. Farragut is in dire need of good coffee, so this is a welcome addition.”

La Colombe now has locations at 924 Blagden Alley NW, 900 6th Street, NW and is opening soon to 1346 Florida Ave. NW.

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550 Penn Street, NE

Not a lot of info but the Dolcezza Gelato Factory & Coffee Lab at 550 Penn St. NE behind Union Market has been closed a few weeks according to a reader. After a few inquiries I’m told:

“Dolcezza Factory is temporarily closed, but hoping to be back up and running at some point later this summer.”

Updates as provided.

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655 Michigan Ave, NE

Back in April we learned that Halsa had closed and rumors were of a new Starbucks. Turns out to be true though the Starbucks might be located next door to the old Halsa space – I couldn’t tell if it was taking over both spaces – the liquor license placard (another Starbucks with beer and wine) posted next door says:

“A coffee shop that offers breakfast all day, along with savory small plates, and desserts paired with wine and beer selections. Sidewalk Cafe with a Total Occupancy Load of 30 seats.”

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