I liked this cafe before I even stepped a foot inside.
Located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington D.C., this beautiful building displays the compass logo on the corner of the brick. You walk through the door into a well lit, large cafe with a friendly feel.
I walked to the counter and with so much to choose from, had difficulty ordering, not to mention endless tins of coffee variations that I could purchase to take home with me. I ordered a pour over and a cortado, (which is becoming my go to drink), both were full in body and left me wanting more. I was also served a complimentary cappuccino – it was perfection!
Upon learning that two former marines founded Compass Coffee with a passion to serve up, as they state, “nothing fancy, nothing too crazy or hard to pronounce, just really good.” – I knew I had to visit and I wasn’t disappointed. Their vision and passion for a solid cup of joe is apparent within every inch of the place.
You, having read many of my reviews, may be wondering, Crystal, what makes this place different?
- The decor was spot on: bright, open and with a modern flair.
- The drinks were perfect.
- The staff made you feel right at home.
I appreciated the pride you could feel behind their beans. “REAL GOOD COFFEE” can be found on the cups and I couldn’t agree more.
Every bit of me wishes this cafe was closer so I could visit daily. These guys have something going here. I hope soon they will be able to expand to many more locations because this really is “real good coffee” at its finest! Compass Coffee