In D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood, Cady’s Alley is a small cluster of shops found on the south side of M Street NW and in back on both sides of the historic Cady’s Alley. The area is an interior designer’s paradise with shops and design firms specializing in high-end home furnishings, kitchens, and baths. My last visit here was to the Waterworks showroom to get ideas on fixtures and accessories for a bathroom that I will soon be building. If you’re a jewelry lover, head to JewelersWerk—they offer one-of-a-kind, contemporary design pieces.
The pedestrian-only alley part of Cady’s Alley is reminiscent of a European shopping street. If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the main shopping area of Georgetown, come here. Do a bit of window shopping and then take a break at Kafe Leopold Konditorei, a nice Austrian eatery located in the center of the alley. They have a small menu, but my recommendation is to get a coffee and sweet something—you really can’t go wrong with a well-brewed cup of coffee and an Austrian pastry.