Monday, January 11, 2010

Big Chair Coffee Open for Business

temporary sign - new one coming soon

Exciting times on MLK this morning: Big Chair Coffee opened for business! Here are some photos of the opening. I missed part of the morning rush, but got there at about 8 and witnessed a pretty steady flow of customers. Here in Anacostia we're accustomed to walking or driving down the street with no expectation of anything being open, so I'm sure it will take a little time for the place to really fill up. But this is hot.

the to-go cup, ...otherwise you get a mug

fresh pastries, fresh customers

hash browns to order - and a food menu throughout the day

all the machinery came from Murky Coffee - so it's quality stuff

everyone was pretty ecstatic, with a few "I'll be back for lunch" promises

I do love the word "open"

It's going to take some getting used to, this whole idea of having a legit place to go in the neighborhood. I'm kinda beaming right now.

Click Here to read Fox 5's weekend write-up on the opening.


Urban Architect said...

Thanks for posting pictures!!! I'll be there tonight after work, to check the evening scene. And I've already lined up a business meeting for later on this week there as well. I am so excited.

Jacki said...

Two lattes so far...both have been delicious! Consider me a regular :)

Briony Hynson said...

Just ran into a City Paper reporter lured East of the River by rumors of the new coffeeshop :)

Its very nice and lively in there!
So thrilled to have a local place and looking forward to seeing upstairs finished.

The Advoc8te said...

I went there twice today and had a great time. I think I am going to stop by after my daily dog walks. :)

BTW I saw you in the Fox 5 news coverage! Super cool! Was that your sister sitting with you?

SEO対策 said...

The shop looks nice. Thank you.
How about the price? Is it expenvise?

HA Neighbor said...

Just hope they move to later hours soon. I'm always running late in the morning and am rarely home by 7:00 PM. Also, are they closed on Sundays? The Fox piece said there would be some Ethiopian specialties on Sundays--for the church-goers :-( ---but the hours sign is blank on Sunday.

Anacostiaque said...

An Ethiopian sidamo would be nice!

Anacostiaque said...

An Ethiopian sidamo would be nice!

Sean Hennessey said...

a cool coffee shop AND hashbrowns?