WASHINGTON - Compass Coffee today opened a second location in Franklin Square. Located one the retail level of the Washington Post’s headquarters at One Franklin Square, this location is Compass Coffee’s ninth cafe in Washington, DC--they also have a cafe in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, VA. Compass Coffee’s first location in Franklin Square was immediately popular and needed an entire second bar to support the locations’ demand. Compass Coffee will be joined by a grocery store from DC-based food incubator, Union Kitchen, as the newest tenants on the block.
“This is the first Compass Coffee cafe that can see another cafe from the front door,” says VP of Cafe Operations, Maxwell Deem. “We’re beyond appreciative of the community here—over the last two years, we’ve got to know a lot of the people in the area and we look forward to serving them in a new location.”
The large cafe will feature a state of the art coffee bar and a large seating area, with plenty of room for working (or interviews). Additionally, the windows along the front of the cafe are on a lift system, which can open on warmer days to create an open environment for its customers.
“We’ve never really done something like this,” says Cafe Designer, Joel Shetterly. “It’s super cool to see in action and, when open, will allow customers to get Real Good Coffee while still enjoying the day outside!”