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If you have a hankering for some divine baked goods, stop by the Cakeroom for some sweets. The bake shop's delectable offerings range from "tea time" cakes, to layered cakes, to gourmet cupcakes. For those who are looking for something a little less cake-y, the bakery also whips up cookies, cheesecakes, and morning pastries. Wash your selection down with coffee, hot chocolate, or tea, depending on your mood. Want something a little more personal? The Cakeroom also creates custom to-order cakes for special occasions.
A little gurgling fountain by the door invites you in to a homey space with great coffee, scrumptious pastries and one of the best lunch menus in the area. Inside, art photography hangs on walls over glass-topped tables. The brick courtyard outside is popular in the summer. Wraps and sandwiches are packed full of meat and veggies and served with a side salad. Soups change daily. At the counter are dozens of bagels, rolls, muffins and cakes for the taking. Try one of their freshly whipped juices: everything from pineapple/banana to boysenberry.
This comfortable Adams-Morgan hangout caters to the wide range of ages found in the neighborhood, offering coffee, light fare and a full-service bar. Attractive and interesting artwork by local artists hangs on the walls. At night, the easy-going daytime atmosphere transforms into a livelier social scene. The menu is simple, but good. There are appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts.
Songbyrd Record is a cafe and an old school music shop . Simply walking in to this eatery, you are welcomed to the sounds of old hit music playing in the background. Add to this, the decor inside with the listening stations having curated playlists and compiled with songs from the mid 20th century onwards, and it is good enough for anyone to brim over with nostalgia. This wonderful place adds its final touches with finesse by putting old java and vinyl records on sale along with a small recording booth in the corner. Order their delicious BLT sandwich with avocado or a chai-spiced and as you wait for your order, listen to some classic music and take a trip down the memory lane in this carefree cafe.
Dolcezza is a charming cafe and gelateria situated in the lively historic neighborhood of Dupont Circle. The quaint white-washed brick walls and rustic wooden tables and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee lends the cafe a charming, warm ambiance. With a focus on fresh, seasonal flavors, the gelato is authentic and extremely popular. With unique flavors and creative combinations, try out options like Peppermint Stracciatella, Crookneck Pumpkin, Ginger Cardamom Pistachio and Yellow Bartlett Pear. Whether you're looking for a sweet treat on the go or a place to relax with a book over a cup of coffee or chat with a friend, Dolcezza is a nice place to check out. Though there are plenty of locations across the city, this one is in one of the most bustling areas and is certainly one of the most popular. For additional information on new flavors and special events, visit the website.
Kramerbooks and Afterwords was the first to set up shop in Dupont Circle. This bookstore and cafe is always crowded, particularly on weekends when singles who would rather skip the bar scene flock to this surprising hot spot. Live music is an added feature of this cozy literary joint. The cafe is a full-service restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The entrees are traditional American dishes, like chicken and lamb chops.
The Wydown is a seriously good avenue for the caffeine lovers to indulge in their passion. The cafe offers a delightfully laid back vibe for those who are looking out to escape the pace. Their talented baristas ensure a perfect pull each time. The laid back ambiance and the prompt service make you feel quite comfortable here.To accompany your refreshing cuppas, they offer delicious baked goods. Owned and operated by the McCracken family, The Wydown is U Street Corridor's new hangout hub.
A lively cafe-style eatery, Colada Shop brings to you the delightful flavors and aromas of Cuba. The interiors are a vibrant affair, with brightly hued furnishings and Cuba-inspired murals. The menu takes the inspiration forward, with ham and cheese tortilla, pastelitos, Cuban fritters with Jamon-ham and chicken. For company, there's pina colada, mojito, Cuba libre, daiquiri in the cocktail menu as well as wine and beer. Their authentic Cuban coffee is strong and earns its stripes as one of the best in the area. The lovely outdoor area is a delight on sunny days.