One mobile reviewer commented that, "Religious dicks own this place." While I can't speak to every sentiment in that tidy review, I did notice a lot of churchy CDs for sale. Also the website does say that the National Community Church runs it and that profits go to"community outreach programs."
I wonder what their open mics are like. There's a warning on the website that you can be asked to leave for obscene content.
|My americano was fine, a 6/10. They had a bookshelf with a decent selection.|
|This apple turnover tasted cheap and a bit old.|
|The chocolate biscotti was good, but no better than one you'd buy in a package at a grocery store, which may be the course of these anyway.|
|Katie enjoyed her peppermint mocha.|
|They have water out for you, always a plus.|
Those are basically the options for breakfast (obviously there are a few more pastries, but no other food food) and a a pretty nice lunch cafe menu. Salad options, for instance, include:
- Grilled mahi $9 Topped with sautéed sweet peppers, tomato, fresh green peas, feta cheese; tossed with balsamic vinaigrette.
- Cilantro Cobb $8 Topped with smoked turkey, spicy ham, diced tomato, garbanzo beans, Jack cheese, and tossed with a creamy cilantro vinaigrette; avocado available on request $0.50
They have a bunch of nice looking $7 sandwiches (most also available as wraps) that come with chips.
My favorite part about having breakfast here was that Katie and I got into all sorts of interesting topics on conversation, and, being a conversational exhibitionist, I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that this one suited man clearly started listening to us, moved to get closer to us after a minute actually. I fantasize that he was a congressman or anyway someone with any kind of political power or persuasive weight, so that in some little way, my ideas got into the consciousness in Capitol Hill just a teeny bit. I could see enjoying living in DC.