Eater: Takoma Beverage Co., Lost Sock Coffee Roasters are “Must-Try” Coffee Shops

The quality and diversity of the area’s restaurant scene continues to earn attention and accolades from national food media.

Takoma Beverage Co. in Takoma Park, previously praised by The Washington Post’s Tom Sietsema, is once again included in Eater’s article titled “16 Must-Try Coffee Shops Around D.C.“:

The all-day coffee shop and bar from two Northside Social alums brought pour-overs, rotating art exhibits, and mixed drinks to downtown Takoma Park in 2017. The popular cafe has since doubled its seat count by growing into the space next door. A custom espresso machine built for the restaurant is fed a strict diet of Counter Culture Coffee, and a front counter with a white quartz top features a display case stocked with pastries and other impulse buys.

The article highlights the authors’ picks for coffee shops around the Washington, D.C., area, listed geographically. “While the pandemic has pushed many of D.C.’s bars and restaurants to permanently close, many of the area’s independent coffee shops have showed remarkable resiliency, continuing to dispense fruit-forward pour-overs, flavored lattes, nitro cold brews, and other specialty items to customers who may not want to camp out inside like they used to.”

Newcomer Lost Sock Coffee Roasters, located across from Donut Run in Old Takoma, is also included:

Lost Sock Roasters opened its first retail shop in 2021. It’s narrow, yet comfortable storefront in Takoma serves pour-overs showcasing beans from Ecuador and other South American countries as well as toasts, cheesy pan de yuca, and Argentine-style empanadas. The small-batch coffee company could be found long before opening its first shop, selling brewed coffee at Call Your Mother and A Baked Joint, among other places.

Chris Brown and Seth Cook opened Takoma Beverage Co. in 2017. The cousins opened Zinnia in Silver Spring in October of last year and Soko Butcher in Takoma Park last February.

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