20 Coffee Shops With Character

October 16, 2016

Janet Kelly

…Which is why we thought it was a fine time to rerun our list of favorite local coffee shops and cafes. Thanks to contributor Alexa Mergen and MyLittleBird staffers for sampling and compiling. Baked by Yael Baked by Yael 3000-F…

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Not Just Your Everyday Joe: Philly Coffee Shops

August 20, 2017

Janet Kelly

crowded than most of the other shops on this list.  For at-home coffee prep, check out their premium coffee gear (French presses, grinders, espresso makers).   Also worth checking out: Ultimo, Reanimator, Shot Tower Coffee, and Bodhi —Emma Larkin    …

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Getting Your Pittsburgh Buzz

June 23, 2017

Janet Kelly

Big Dog Coffee. When the weather’s fine, Coffee Tree Roasters opens its sliding glass door to bring in the breezes. Artful swirls of foam dot beverages at Commonplace Coffee. WE LOVE COFFEE, and sharing a cuppa with a friend makes…

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Coffee Shops with Character

October 19, 2015

Janet Kelly

There’s no rushing. 3. Lourdes Bakery Coffee Shop 3419 14th St. NW Hours vary 202-332-0002 A visit to Lourdes Bakery and Coffee Shop in Columbia Heights is a Saturday morning breakfast ritual for John Sanchez, who sits outside on the…

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It's Not Even Lunch: 10 Spots for a Coffee Break

February 25, 2014

Janet Kelly

machines dispense cappuccinos and lattes with a choice of milk on the left-hand side of the store, while brewed coffees from brands including Intelligentsia and MadCap Coffee are offered on the right-hand side. Pick up a berry muffin, chocolate chip…

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A Not-So-Simple Cup of Joe

July 16, 2014

andrea rouda

…as the saleswoman fairly hooted when I asked if they sold the Keurig coffee pot. “Coffee pot? Actually it’s a coffee maker, and no, we don’t carry it. You can pick that up in any supermarket.” I feared she was…

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Weekend Reading: Britt-Marie Was Here

June 30, 2016

Nancy McKeon

…your information, I solve an enormous number of crosswords. Which is not the sort of thing one can do without an education.” She takes a very small gulp of the coffee. It doesn’t taste like Kent’s coffee at all. Kent…

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Two-of-a-Kind: Terrain Home & Garden Shops

June 3, 2015

Nancy McKeon

…closets with fresh scent. They’re $20 for a pair; also available in lemon & lychee, apricot & rose, and petal & vine (gingko leaf and pressed flowers). All from Terrain, shopterrain.com. Update: As of February 2020, there are seven Terrain shops:…

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Expert Tips for Shopping Etsy

May 1, 2016

Janet Kelly

…shop owners have a list of their own favorites, and you can find other shops through those lists. Also, once you buy a few things, Etsy algorithms start suggesting shops you might like. They are generally pretty accurate.  I also check Manhattan…

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Savannah: Southern Charm, Southern Shopping

September 23, 2015

Nancy McKeon

…the ornaments for the White House Christmas tree in 2010. shopSCAD, 340 Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401; 912-525-5180; shopscad.com. THE CARRIAGE HOUSE SHOP This is the shop attached to the Mercer Williams house, you know, the one made famous in…

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My Turn: Reading The Washington Post in Ely, Nevada

November 25, 2017

Janet Kelly

iStock I’M WAKING up before dawn in Ely, Nevada, still snug in a flannel nightgown under a blanket on the couch, dog in my lap, sipping coffee shipped from Jack Mormon Coffee Company in Salt Lake City. I’m peering at the…

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Weekend Reading: Eyes on the Street

September 22, 2016

Nancy McKeon

…streets,” she’d remember. “I liked the variety of it and there were craft shops of hand-made things of ingenuity and artistry. I had never seen shops like those. I just thought it was great.” The whole neighborhood was great. Could…

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Small Business Saturday, Takoma Park Edition!

November 25, 2016

Nancy McKeon

…break: Capital City Cheesecake, 7071 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park; 301-270-7260 — “Home of the miniature cheesecakes” also offers coffee, wraps and other snacks. Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll Street NW, Takoma D.C.; 202-726-0856 — Coffee and quick meals, plus books…

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What We Want to Wear: 08.26.2020

August 25, 2020

Janet Kelly

DO YOU sit up straighter, feel smarter, more alert, confident when you like what you’re wearing and think you look good? Does your mood dampen if you don’t? Even if you’re only enjoying a late-morning coffee in your pjs with…

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Measuring Thyroid Health

December 14, 2020

Mary Carpenter

…then Tirosint), ate carefully, exercised diligently and, most challenging, gave up coffee. But switching doctors at age 71, Polly got a pleasant surprise: the new recommendation that, as she put it, “at this point in my life one cup of…

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Make It a Mindful Morning

August 31, 2015

Janet Kelly

…all, by the time the sun comes up there are cats to feed, coffee to brew, news feeds to read and cereal to chew. Mindfulness, as defined by the American Psychological Association, is moment-to-moment awareness of one’s experience without judgment. Noticing…

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Why Bother With Mindfulness?

August 14, 2017

Janet Kelly

…inhabit. This is mindfulness: that intentional “stepping into” the current of right now, with curiosity, without judgment. Why bother with mindfulness? After all, by the time the sun comes up there are cats to feed, coffee to brew, news feeds…

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Green Acre #14: On Epsom Salts . . .

July 27, 2016

stephanie cavanaugh

…Now. Almost giving me the vapors is the notion that scratching coffee grounds into the soil around my hibiscus will promote flowers. First, because this house generates a steady stream of coffee grounds that otherwise land in the trash; and…

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