An Afternoon in Bloomingdale
This Bloomingdale neighborhood fixture is home to an inviting atmosphere with friendly staff and patrons, an exposed brick interior and fantastic outdoor patio surrounded by vines. By day, it's a casual and lovely coffeehouse where you can indulge in cortados, cappucincos, French press coffees courtesy of Counter Culture, as well as hearty breakfast and lunch sandwiches and salads. Nighttime transforms Big Bear into a sit down candlelit restaurant featuring a seasonal menu using farm-fresh ingredients and a live music venue showcasing local area jazz, folk, and bluegrass acts on weekends.
By Christian Mirasol, AFAR Local Expert
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Where the Locals Have Coffee
Big Bear Cafe is an ivy and wine covered cafe in my neighborhood: the up and coming Bloomingdale. The coffee is yummy and it's a gathering place for locals on Sunday who go to the farmer's market and get their french pressed filled with dark roast. Rumor has it that the one and only SJP had dinner there....
1700 1st St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
Sat, Sun 7:30am - 8pm
Mon - Fri 7am - 8pm