Local and national media continue to praise the quality and diversity of the area’s restaurant scene.
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. Open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. with cocktails, beer, and wine, too. Place orders online here.
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. It recently added a chic outpost inside Dupont’s Phillips Collection. View menu here.
Lost Sock was a finalist in the Best Coffee Shop and Best Empanada categories in the Washington City Paper’s Best of D.C. Reader’s Poll.
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