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T-21 Days to Colada Shop, “Cuban-Style Café and Eatery”, Opening at 14th and T

by Prince Of Petworth January 5, 2017 at 10:10 am 3 Comments

colada-sign
1405 T Street, NW

Thanks to Jonathan Pinkerton for sending shots of the new signage. They open January 26th. For those not familiar with the Colada Shop:

“Named after the iconic Cuban-style coffee, Colada Shop is a concept that blends together the contemporary lifestyle of Washingtonians with the Cuban tradition of starting and ending the day. Paying homage to the Caribbean way of coffee, food, cocktails and social lifestyle, Colada Shop will be a casual café and eatery where guests come for the quality and stay for the company.

Colada Shop takes its name from one of Cuba’s quintessential coffees, the Colada, which is 4oz of Cuban- style espresso traditionally served in a Styrofoam cup along with small, plastic demitasses. Its takeaway form is meant to be shared. Sharing a colada remains a prominent social and cultural activity and is customary of workplace breaks in Cuban communities.”

Emphasizing the unique aromas, rich flavors and audacious colors, the menu will feature strong coffee, traditional savory snacks, and distinctive cocktails, all prepared with precision. From the classic Cuban sandwich that has captured America’s heart, to reinterpreted comfort bites like the guava pastelito and croqueta. Dishes will highlight Cuba’s heritage, colorful ambiance and lively culture.”

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courtesy Colada Shop

  • anon29

    “Colada Shop takes its name from one of Cuba’s quintessential coffees, the Colada, which is 4oz of Cuban- style espresso traditionally served in a Styrofoam cup…” Looks like they will have to break tradition to serve this is DC.

  • wpk_dc

    Looks interesting! I’m not a coffee drinker but I’ll check them out and bet they have some good things. I like the art!

  • pstreet202

    Very exciting, can’t wait to try it. I do hope that they try to keep it as authentic as possible to cuban cafes that are in the Miami area. A window walk-up is probably asking too much. I know it’s on a very expensive stretch of 14th st, but I just hope this place isn’t going to become too “DC” if that makes sense.

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