Big Bear Coffee in Washington D.C.

Cafe / Restaurant
Moderate Noise
No Plugs

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Workspace Details + Amenities

Coffee Counter Culture
Tea Rishi Tea
Alcohol Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Food Locally sourced soups, salads, sandwiches, breakfast, pastries. Portions small for the price.
Seating Capacity 26
Outside Seating 40
Group Space Some
Types of Seating Small tables, Larger table
Keywords Has Food, Outdoor Seating, Natural Light, Alcohol
Web www.bigbearcafe-dc.com  

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Lively, cool, neighborhoody space that has a social feel reminiscent of pre-laptop '90s coffeehouses (in a good way), though plenty of people are working on laptops. Often crowded. Large-ish indoor space and recently-expanded garden patio (with many umbrellas and shading).

The switch to dinner (table) service at 6:00. Between 4:00 and 6:00, they have a happy hour while they do the transition -- it's fine to keep working, though it gets a little louder and some furniture gets moved, and they have some alcohol specials. People who had been there before 6:00 are "grandfathered" in to stay after 6:00, but they won't seat new people for non-dinner service after 6, and it's NOT kosher to be on a laptop after 6.

No WiFi on weekends (for obvious reasons due to crowding). Sunday morning farmer's market outside.

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