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Flying Fish Coffee & Tea Closing March 12th in Mount Pleasant – New Concept Coming from Each Peach Owners

by Prince Of Petworth March 2, 2017 at 10:00 am 27 Comments

3064 Mt. Pleasant St, NW

End of a mini-era. Flying Fish opened up back in 2011. Thanks to Dave for sending word from Flying Fish:

After nearly six years in operation, Flying Fish will be closing its doors on March 12. But fear not! Coming soon will be a new concept by the owners of Each Peach Market (including some great coffee).

It has been a pleasure to be your local stop for coffee and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the friendship and support you have shown me over the years.”

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Each Peach Market opened up at 3068 Mt. Pleasant Street, NW back in 2013. Updates when more is known on the new concept.

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  • Newtonian

    You will be missed!

  • mtpresident

    I always wanted to like Flying Fish more than I actually did. Glad to hear that Each Peach can step into the space to try something new.

    • PoPOverWork

      Agreed. But I am sad that the telework special will be gone from the hood!

    • Windy

      This is exactly how I feel.

    • TinkerTaylor


    • NorthByNE

      Same here. Looking forward to something new from Each Peach and the new Hellers.

      • bruno

        Couldn’t disagree more. I loved Flying Fish and will miss it very much.

    • David Mc

      So tried to like them. I thought the staff was great, but the coffee.. well, let’s just say it was the best on the street.


  • Pleasanter

    Not that sad about this. The times I went to Flying Fish I either got weak coffee or lackluster customer service (like baristas having their own conversation behind the counter while I was waiting to order), so I haven’t been back in a while. I’m interested to see what Each Peach will do.

    • Whatever

      +1 Lackadaisical staff and overrun with campers. Anyway, supposedly Mike has other ‘projects’ he’s been working on.

    • MtPleasantville

      +1 to mtpresident and Pleasanter. Wanted to like it, but usually got mediocre coffee at the speed of distracted hipster (which was particularly painful if it was my *first* cup of coffee that morning).

      Interested to see what Each Peach will do–hope we get the quality without the quantity of bills that have to leave my wallet.

  • Egad

    I love Each Peach! Looking forward to their expansion.

  • Mountebank of Mt. Pleasant

    Nooooooooooo! Those lattes were unsurpassed! This is the worst thing that’s happened to Mount Pleasant since the fire.

    • TJ

      Prone to drama?
      OK coffee served awkwardly in an uninspired space full of laptop squatters vs. long-term displacement of 100s of people by an extraordinary fire…

  • OiWithThePoodles

    Now I feel guilty for not going over there more often. It was such a relaxed, chill place compared to most of the other coffee places in DC. Places like the Wydown, TCB and Compass have great coffee, but I always feel like I am taking up space and and don’t really “fit in.” Flying Fish was reminiscent of the relaxed coffee shops I frequented in my college town, and I’ll miss it.

  • CoHinMtP

    This is a bummer. First Habit now Flying Fish. Is a gourmet coffee shop not a viable business in Mt P?

    • MoldieOldie

      wait for Paisley Fig. they’ll be like Tryst north.

      • Jeff Lang

        i did hear that Paisley Fig will not have wi-fi.

        • bruno


          • Rosette

            +1 I’m looking foward to a coffee spot and bakery where I can actually sit down and enjoy good coffee and a treat (maybe a conversation with a human) vs internet cafe with a side of coffee where people park for the day. I miss Qualia since moving from Petworth to Mt. P. but I do appreciate having closer access to those amazing guava turnovers.

    • Mary Kate

      I dont think so. Like several other people have commented, I wanted to like FF, but the quality of coffee and service was only ever “okay.” I found Habit to be the same. I think a hipster coffee shop can survive, if it provides a little better service. I’m optimistic that Paisley Fig will thrive. I’ve always gotten better coffee and better service at Room 11 than I ever did in the Mt P shops. And maybe Each Peach will do something good with coffee in the space. Here’s to hoping.

      • Mary Kate

        Hmm, my comment wasn’t clear. What I intended to say was that a shop COULD BE viable, with a little better service and better pours.

  • n3

    Nooo!! When I lived in the neighborhood, this place got me through the bar exam. It was always a good mix of grad students and international development professionals coming back and telling stories.

    Wish the owner well.

    Also – this is a testament to how running a single cafe is probably not a super viable business model in DC. A high volume coffee shop, done 100% right, pulls in about 30k of profit. Need to have lots of locations to make it make sense (or be a roaster and sell retail/wholesale).

  • anon

    I believe Flying Fish opened in 2011. It was open when I moved to the neighborhood in fall of 2011.

  • KBT

    Please tell me the croissant bread sandwiches will be back!!!!!

  • dcd

    I haven’t been there in years, but I remember Mike (I think it was mike) from when he was a manager at Baked & Wired. Good luck!

  • MissHobartStreet

    Bye Felicia!

    GREAT news! Flying Fish is terrible. The staff are rude & condescending, the coffee is weak, and the food is overpriced. What we need in the neighborhood is a legit coffee and bagel/breakfast sandwich shop.


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