Ingredients

Our seasonal menus are based on the highest quality ingredients from local farms, dairy producers, a…

Coffee

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New Retail Coffee this week, New Decaf (quick hits)

New Retail Coffee: Lacau $15 This coffee is from East Timor, the first new sovereign state of the 2…

Location and Hours

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Location

1700 1st Street, NW Washington, DC 20001   –…

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James Bear[d] Nominated Chef at Big Bear

“Big Bear Café has been the Bloomingdale neighborhood spot for one of the area’s best cups of coffee or tea; breakfast or a homemade lunch, all served in a comfortable, welcoming environment or on the restaurant’s cobblestone patio surrounded by herb and flower gardens. Truly a ‘neighborhood’ spot, it has been involved in the founding […]

Outdoors

Zagat – Best New Sandwiches in DC

Pressed Kimchi Reuben Sandwich at Big Bear Cafe Newly installed chef Quinten Frye created this stack of beef pastrami, housemade kimchi, a “secret sauce” and Gruyère on Lyon Bakery rye bread for the lunch menu. Price: $12 Insider Tip: The sandwich can be found selling for $9 during happy hour, and all sandwiches can be complemented by market greens or potato […]

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New Patio Expansion – #1 with DCEater

Look Out for These New Patios This Spring Eater Staff on Mar 23, 2015, 3:00p The weather gods may have let us down on the first day of spring, but we’re confident warmer temps will be soon upon us so we can lounge in sandals with cocktails in hand.  To prepare for that joyous day, […]

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New Retail Coffee this week, New Decaf (quick hits)

New Retail Coffee: Lacau $15 This coffee is from East Timor, the first new sovereign state of the 21st century (gaining its independence in 2001). Counter Culture used to buy coffee from the region back in ’06, but stopped after too many inconsistencies. Now they’re back and better than ever. This coffee hails from Letefoho in […]

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*New Offerings for Custom Press Pots* – 12/16

As of Friday, 12/19, it looks like Counter Culture roasted their last bit of Olke and Haru. Time to move our press pots into the new year with a new pairing– We will run out Haru and Olke through midday Wednesday–with full implementation of the new press pot menu on Wednesday afternoon. Today (Tuesday 12/16/14) we […]

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Espresso

Good morning, Bears! As of 9am this morning, we have one more 5lb bag of Idido before switching to an entirely different Single Origin Espresso. A big thank you for those of you who came by the other week to taste and give their feedback on the selection. BAROIDA Aiyura, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea […]