WASHINGTON - Compass Coffee simultaneously opened two cafes today, Wednesday, December 20th, just a few blocks from each other in the busy business district in Downtown Washington, DC. The first is at 800 17th Street NW, just on the opposite corner of the block from its most recently-opened Espresso Bar on the corner of 18th & Eye St NW. The second is a large space, featuring a double-sided bar serving two entrances, right off the McPherson Sq Metro, at 1401 Eye St NW.
“We’ve never done anything like this before,” remarks Compass co-founder, Michael Haft. “Both of these cafes are in absolutely amazing locations, and we think customers are going to really enjoy these spaces.”
The cafe on 14th and Eye has caught the attention of Washington Post writers whose office is located diagonally across Franklin Square Park. WaPo food writer, Tim Carman, noted on Twitter, “[this is] the shop that will keep the @washingtonpost presses humming…”
These cafes are the burgeoning company’s fifth and sixth locations in Washington, DC. To celebrate the opening of these cafes, Compass is offering free drinks--any size--at both locations through opening day.