After several delays, Mid City Caffé finally opened Saturday at 1626 14th St. N.W., a floor above the quirky (read: hot pink) Miss Pixie's Furnishings and Whatnot.
We're kinda holding our breath to see how a second-story coffeeshop will fare on 14th, but if they fail, don't blame the coffee, which comes from Durham, N.C.'s Counter Culture Coffee. The coffee company brings in beans that are fair-trade, sustainable and harvested at their peak.
Along with plenty of other local coffee purists (Nick Cho, we're lookin' at you), Mid City Caffé will use only two methods of brewing, French press and pour-over, both made to order, reports Prince of Petworth.
Pastries and bagels come in from local bakeries. Indulge in chocolate croissants, spice cake and a changing assortment of other goodies. Once the weather cools down (as if that will ever happen), consider snagging a spot on the outdoor patio. WiFi is free -- snag a personal French press and ride the buzz while you surf the intertubes.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.