looking for good coffeeshops
- foster Oct 16, 2006 11:40 PM
So many times I am in an unfamiliar neighborhood and want to stop for a good cup of joe. So, in this land of *$ and DunkinDonuts, where are the good coffee shops? Places with good eats are worth bonus points.
Please include general (and/or specific) location.
My two favorite coffee shops:
Juan Valdez at 7th and E NW
Juan Valdez at 1889 I NW (I believe)
They are both a little sparse on the inside - but good because the World Bank one has big, open, south-and-west-facing windows from floor to ceiling that are really livening (not a word, I don't think), and the one in Penn Quarter is a nice respite from the crowdedness of the Starbucks' on 7th and Indiana, 7th and E, and 7th and H (Seriously, that's a lot of freaking starbucks).
Oh, and also? They have IMO the best coffee around. The Tinto Campesino, with brown sugar and cinnamon, is fantastic. And I for the most part don't even usually drink much coffee. I'll go out of my way for this stuff.