Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Ethiopian Coffee Shop on the 400 Block of H?

From the comments (this is the first I've heard of anything like this):

Apparently an Ethiopian coffee shop/bakery type joint is going to go in on the 400 block as well

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's the difference between an Ethiopian coffee shop and a typical coffee shop? Does the person who posted the comment mean it will be owned by Ethiopians or that it will serve Ethiopian pastry and coffee?

I love Ethiopian food and eat in Little Ethiopia all the time, so the idea of an Ethiopian coffee shop sounds terrific.

inked said...

I was assuming Ethiopian coffee. I would be thrilled by this. I still think the best coffee in town is served by Harambe (Eritrean in Adams Morgan).

Anonymous said...

Where is Little Ethiopia?

inked said...

9th Street NW between U & T. I stand by Harambe for value & aesthetics.

Truxtonian said...

I second Harambe, but tend to visit the joints on 9th and U St more frequently now that I live in that area.

Anonymous said...

inked, Thanks for the info. Do you know when the coffee shop will be open?

I love Ethiopian food and eat at Dukem all the time. I was recently in Addis Ababa and I was addicted to their coffee.

inked said...

Sorry, I don't have any other info on this one. The comment was the first I'd heard of the coffee shop.

aesma_deva said...

Sadly, this sounds too much like a rumor to be credible. I can't imagine that this would do well on H street at this particular time in the neighborhood's development.

Anonymous said...

The R&B Coffee House seems to be doing well. Another coffee house on the other end of H Street might also be successful.

vml said...

I'm the one who posted teh comment first time around. I can only say that I heard this from the building's owner. I can't remember if he said it was a done deal or still in negotiations. It will serve Ethiopian coffee and pastries according to my source. I asked if it will morph into a full Ethiopian restaurant (thus saving me the trip up to Little Ethiopia but he said no, the space is too small for full food service.