by January 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm 2,094 0


City Paper reported Friday that Love Cafe at 15th and U Streets NW will close at the end of January after almost nine years. The baker across the street will remain open. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Maggie Barron. You can reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter @maggiebarron.

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.

by May 19, 2011 at 10:22 pm 5,121 1 Comment

Peregrine Espresso, 14th Street NW, Luis Gomez Photos

1712 14th Street NW: Peregrine Espresso did a trial run on May 19 and expects to open this week. Owner Ryan Jensen is pictured at bottom right. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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.


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