Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New coffee shop coming to Highland Park

Looks like another coffee joint is coming to the neighborhood: Tynan Coffee & Tea, to be located in the Highland Park building, next to Five Guys and right by the Metro. It doesn't appear to be a chain and I can't find anything about it on the web.

I guess Columbia Heightsters like their caffeine: by my count, this is the 7th coffee shop in the neighborhood - the two Starbucks, Columbia Heights Coffee (my favorite), Dunkin Donuts, Sticky Fingers, and Coco Libre, plus Mayorga, which closed, and more if you count Georgia Ave. Am I forgetting any?

Hat-tip to ReadySetDC, a cool new arts, development, and culture blog, for finding it and for letting me use their photo.

UPDATE: a commenter here spoke to the owners, and they said it'll be a few months before they open.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think Zinnia (the Caribbean restaurant) was supposed to go in this space. What happened? Also what happened to the Mediterranean restaurant and Sake Club?????????

springroadintoaction said...

Coco Libre is also closed.

Lane said...

Don't forget Pan Lourdes, on 14th at Newton Street. Their coffee's not the best but they're very friendly and their baked goods are great. They offer free Wi-Fi and are trying to encourage a coffeehouse culture there.

Andrew said...

Coco Libre is closed already?

And good point Lane, I wrote about them before. I'll have to check it out.

Diomedes said...

coco libre is closed sadly...but they have plans to reopen in a new location

G said...

The Mediterranean place (Roayl Blue) and if recall correctly Zinnia too pulled out. Princeofpetworth reported on those recently.

Justin from ReadysetDC said...

Thanks for the shoutout!

DCzSlimmest said...

I encourage the owners of this new shop to visit Big Bear (Bloomingdale)and Murky Coffee (Cap Hill/Arlington) to see how a coffee shop should look AND most importantly how espressos and lattes (ie latte art) should be prepared. They're BY FAR the best in the area. Superb baristas, good beans and a real sense of passion for the business. Tryst is also a great spot although they're not in the same league when it comes to coffee skillz. Crumbs & Coffee on Columbia is a perfect example of a poorly executed idea.

Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

My husband and I live in the Highland Park apartment complex that Five Guys, Potbelly, and this new place are part of. My husband got on the elevator this morning with another woman from our floor... and it turns out that she is the owner (or manager, or someone involved in opening the place) of Tynan! She said that they probably wouldn't be open for another couple months.

Anonymous said...

I too have met the owners, and to be frank, they seem completely unprepared to run a business, nevermind a coffee shop. I wish them luck, but am extremely doubtful.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, G -- I guess I need to start reading PoP now for Columbia Heights news!

http://www.princeofpetworth.com/2009/02/an-update-on-columbia-heights-retailrestaurantsetc-good-news-and-bad-news-edition/

Andrew said...

I can't cover everything all the time. I do my best.

Justin from ReadysetDC said...

Anonymous 11:44:

It's not news that a coffeeshop is opening up. The news is that they have a name and that progress is being made. As a graphic designer, I can state that if they are already along with branding, much more progress is being made behind the scenes than just a signature on a lease agreement...

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to more options that are indie. So tired of Starbucks...

dining sets said...

This is great. I am looking forward having a coffee in that place. I hope that their coffee is smooth and tasty. I can't wait to taste their coffee.