Takoma Bev. Co. will open on Laurel Avenue. Photo by Mike Diegel.

A pair of entrepreneurs are planning to open a specialty coffee shop/café early next year in downtown Takoma Park.

Co-owners Chris Brown (general manager) and Seth Cook (coffee director) will operate Takoma Bev. Co., offering morning espresso drinks, coffees and teas along with a breakfast menu at 6917 Laurel Ave., according to the company website.

Later in the day, they will transition to a place for people to hang out, perhaps do some work, with a menu of sandwiches, salads and snacks. In the evening, patrons can look for appetizers and more substantial fare, as well as cocktails, beer and wine.

Planned hours of operation are 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.

Mike Diegel

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Mike Diegel