2012 hasn’t been kind to coffee and baked goods. First, ACKC shuts its doors. Now it’s Love Café. City Paper reported Friday on this “first major casualty” of the cupcake craze. Could that really be true?
After eight years in business, cupcake evangelist Warren Brown reported the news on Twitter last week, and a note on the Café’s website gives the closing date as January 29th. But don’t worry — the Cake Love bakery across the street will remain open.
Add Love Cafe to the list of “old-timer” businesses in the 14th and U Street area that closed in the past few months.
From Alejandra Owens and Luis Gomez
The latest addition to 14th Street offers Borderstanis a place to caffeinate on our way to work or the farmers market. Peregrine coffee joins Borderstan after having been open on The Hill for three years, taking the popular Murky Coffee’s space in Eastern Market.
Set to open the week of May 23 at 1712 14th NW, Peregrine will offer Counter Culture Coffee, artisnal chocolates and baked snacks and pastries, according to owner Ryan Jensen. For now, seating is minimal but patio seating will soon be on its way. For you coffee shop-squaters and work-from-homers, there’s no wifi, for that you’ll have to head to Mid City Caffe.
We’re always glad to see another small business join Borderstan… welcome, guys!
Check out Alejandra’s food and cooking blog, One Bite At A Time, and follow her on Twitter @frijolita.