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Emissary, “A laid back neighborhood joint”, Opens in lower level of former Cafe Japone space

by Prince Of Petworth August 22, 2016 at 10:20 am 4 Comments

2032 P Street, NW

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


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:

EMISSARY Dupont Menu (PDF)




  • Key_Bridge

    RIP Ice Dungeon Karaoke.

  • Dlabog

    why would they get rid of the sumo!!!

    Oh well, still excited something finally went in that space. Now just leave the oz mural above p street bagels alone.

  • Another expensive espresso joint. Seriously, it shouldn’t be that expensive for a two ounce pull. $1 should cover it, and then some – look to places where coffee is more indigenous (e.g. Italy, Spain, Brazil) and the espresso pulls are $1 to $1.50, at most. If things hit $2, the tourists are the only customers.

    Still, I’ll give this place a try, but if they want to extend themselves to the community as a hangout, they’ll need to move the prices down a tad. That’ll build business and they’ll still hit target net margins.

  • Wkt1969

    Tourists don’t go to Indie shops, they go to Starbucks, Petes, DD or McDonlads. The line out the door at Compass isn’t made up of tourists.
    I’m also pretty sure they know what they need to charge to hit their margins since, you know, they are in the industry and are paying the bills.


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