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La Colombe Café to Open in Farragut Square This Month

by Prince Of Petworth February 16, 2017 at 11:30 am 7 Comments

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1710 I Street, NW

From a press release:

“La Colombe is set to open its newest café in the nation’s Capital at 1710 I Street NW this February. The 990-square-foot café – located along Farragut Square – will neighbor the street’s new Sweetgreen and Taylor Gourmet locations. The leading coffee company, known for ethical and long-term trade practices with growers, is committed to a vision of bringing better coffee to more people.

“Farragut Square is constantly evolving. It has a busy weekday work scene and is now a go-to destination for weekends,” said JP Iberti, President and Co-Founder of La Colombe. “We are excited to be part of this renewed energy in the neighborhood.”

Farragut Square is a cornerstone of downtown DC. The center square attracts a bustling daytime crowd as it’s surrounded by major hotels, international businesses, news outlets and countless restaurants and retailers.

La Colombe is partnering with The Sweet Lobby to offer a wide range of pastries, breads, and other food items alongside La Colombe’s traditional and inventive coffee options, including the revolutionary Draft Latte©, which is served cold on tap or can be purchased in cans to-go.

The Draft Latte, which is available in original, vanilla, mocha and triple, comes directly from the mind of Todd Carmichael, CEO and Co-Founder La Colombe, who invented the process to create a ready-to-drink, textured coffee beverage with frothed milk, cold-pressed espresso, and no added sugar.

La Colombe works directly with coffee farmers to source the best tasting, most exotic, and rarest beans, and roasts them to accentuate their natural flavors.

La Colombe Farragut Square will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Anonymous

    Not great news for the Compass on the other end of the block at 18th & I? Especially if they have seating?

  • siz

    “now a go-to destination on weekends” mmmmmmm IS it though? hard to believe they’ll do much biz weekends during the day, but as a big la colombe fan who works at 20th & m i am super happy they’re moving in.

  • northeazy

    I do not like sweets at all (but my son and female friends love them) and the few times I have been dragged to such shops, Ill be a sport and try something. Most places are just fine. Sweets are sort of like pizza; pretty hard to fuck up. But Sweet Lobby is super good. Are they just on Barracks Row? They should def expand.

    • Evan Tupac Grooter

      You would think that pizza is pretty hard to fuck up. I went to Declaration (across from Atlantic Plumbing) for the first time last night. Sure enough, they were able to fuck up pizza. Too much sauce, too tomatoey, mediocre crust.

      • Rich

        DC pizza tends to be mediocre to awful, so of course, you should expect the pizza won’t be any good.

        • John

          This. Pizza is hard to do well and it’s hard to find a good slice in DC. Alberto’s in Dupont is fine but that’s about it.

  • Nathan

    La Colombe was great when it was just in a hidden alley, now they can’t stop spreading and it’s basically an upscale Starbucks with equally poor food options. Maybe partnering with The Sweet Lobby will help improve their cold pastry offerings, but I’m not excited about yet another La Colombe downtown.


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