DC’s H Street NE has become a hot place for bars and as of last week it can also boast a hip new coffee shop. The road to opening Sova Espresso and Wine has been a long one, thanks in large part to the city bureaucracy, but now we can focus on the positive: thick, delicious, Intelligentsia Black Cat espresso.
I met the shop’s owner, Frank, when the place was in the planning stages over a year ago, so it’s great to see it finally open. From the bright copper counters to the red cow hide lounge chair, Sova’s among the most stylish shops in town. The Black Cat flows from a gleaming La Marzocco, bringing some much needed diversity to the DC coffee scene. Good pastries, tea, and free wi-fi, too. An upstairs wine and beer bar will be added eventually, but the license for that is still a few months coming. (Did I mention bureaucracy?) For those of us who have bemoaned Washington’s lack of good coffee shops, Sova is a very welcome addition. Go check it out, check it out now!
Sova is located at 1359 H St. NE. Hours are currently 6:30 am – 9:00 pm Monday – Thursday, 6:30 – midnight Friday, 7:00 am – midnight Saturday, and 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Sunday. Expect them to stay open later when the wine starts pouring.
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