Washington, DC

On Monday we shared the news that “A community-centric coffeehouse” was coming to the former Filter space in Dupont. Turns out it is indeed the same folks from P Street. STAY TUNED for updates as they get closer to opening.


2150 P Street, NW

Yesterday readers noticed that Soho Tea & Coffee’s windows had been papered over, but like the Larry’s Lounge debacle – all is well! Soho Tea & Coffee now posts on their Facebook:

“Dear customers,

Happy Thanksgiving. May the warm glow of autumn surround you as you celebrate the holiday with family & friends.

Soho is closed during the holiday week.

Painting and changing the furniture.”


1726 20th Street, NW

A liquor license placard for Emissary says:

“A community-centric coffeehouse serving tea, espresso drinks, pastries, baked goods, and pre-packaged food items in a casual setting. The licensee is also requesting an Entertainment Endorsement indoors only to provide live entertainment. Total Occupancy Load is 31 with seating for 10 inside the premises and 6 seats on the Summer Garden.”

Glad they kept the bike rack! Read More


Nazia Khan, courtesy Cameo

From an email:

“The coffee shop at The Roost (1401 Pennsylvania Ave, SE), opening early 2020, will be called Cameo. Nazia Khan – formerly of The Wydown – has been tapped by Neighborhood Restaurant Group to come on board in a newly created role, Director of Coffee and Counter Service. Nazia will lead the charge on the development of Cameo, while also working closely with Greg Engert and Michael Babin to elevate the coffee programs across all NRG properties. Cameo will remain open all-day, while business like Hi/Fi Taco, Shelter, and Red Apron will be open at night to start. Read More


1822 North Capitol Street, NW courtesy Creative Grounds DC

From a press release:

“On November 23,2019, Creative Grounds DC, a unique art space and coffee bar will finally open its doors to the public. The two-storey, approximately 2,000 square-foot space located in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C. is a community space for teaching and showcasing art while serving ethically sourced coffee and food goods from local vendors.

Husband and wife duo, Kenn Blagburn and Asmara Sium originally conceived this project in 2017, in response to the need for more enriching organized activities for Bloomingdale’s increasing family and child population, and as a permanent space for galvanizing and promoting D.C.’s unique arts and cultural communities. Read More


From Wawa:

“Wawa, Inc., today announced that in celebration of the Washington, D.C., hometown team playing in the series, the company will offer customers free coffee of any size all day on the dates of home games at each of Wawa’s five stores in Washington D.C. as follows: Read More


21st and L Street, NW

Thanks to Brent for sending word. For Five’s website says:

“For Five was founded in 2010 by two best friends from Queens who wanted to introduce specialty coffee by New Yorkers for the world. Stefanos Vouvoudakis and Tom Tsiplakos, the founders of For Five, met in third grade in their Whitestone, Queens classroom and have been working together ever since. The two ventured into the specialty coffee roasting and wholesale business and built their roasting facility in Maspeth, Queens. At first, they sold their roasted beans to restaurants and other wholesale accounts before opening their first cafe on West 46th Street in Manhattan in 2016 — right in Times Square.” Read More


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