A few weeks ago, my lovely roommate asked me: “Hey, what’s the best local coffee shop to study in?” She absolutely had me stumped… This was a new way to look at #timecupsoul… Given my perfectionism, I set out to find the truth for her.
No later than 11 am, and quite by accident, I found my way into Ebenezers Coffee House, and it was the answer. The mecca of a great study-friendly coffee shop. How do I know this? There were patrons studying in it. Also, personal choice; I would study there, too.
Slightly north of Union Station, or what DC “cool people” would call “NoMa,” Ebenezers sits stoically on a neighborhood corner, and is a large space with ample seating both inside and out. There’s a permanent and strong feeling to the coffee house. It just seems established. Many people sat, sipping, outside on patio chairs, basking in the sunlight. The inside, too, had both high tops, low tables, and leather chairs angled towards the windows.
There was a small line to approach the coffee bar, and I enjoyed looking at the high ceiling and decorations around the house. A few mugs with Ebenezers’ logo are for sale on the coffee bar, and a big sign featuring the train and brewing machine design (again, their logo) hung on the wall.