A Baked Joint

Rating: ★★★★☆

12699013_10153933617038011_264458909_o.jpgA Baked Joint is a coffee shop and bakery located at 440 K St NW near Mount Vernon Square. Yes, the name is just as suggestive as you think it is; their motto is “get baked with us” and the place is run by the same people as Georgetown’s perennially popular Baked and Wired. A Baked Joint offers a wide variety of coffees, teas, cakes, breads made in-house and a variety of other baked goods. They also sell tiny “A Baked Joint” pins for $0.42[0]. It is much more spacious than Baked and Wired and has a wide variety of seating options from tables, to cozy chairs in an industrial, but atmospheric place.

12674824_10153933617308011_920460181_o.jpgI can’t give it five stars because it doesn’t have WiFi (come on, guys, it’s the 21st Century- I know some places structure their business plans around being off the grid, but that’s stupid in a city like DC where people need to be plugged-in). Like Marie Antoinette, A Baked Joint lets the people eat cake; let them have WiFi too.

 

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My coffee and cardamom cake.

Aside from that, there’s a lot to love about this place. In addition to the excellent atmosphere and friendly staff, the coffee is delicious and comes with beautiful latte art in a cup with your name on it- it’s pretty cute. I ordered a something similar to a cortado and a slice of cardamom cake to start- I happen to love cardamom, so the fact that they had that made me happy.12647880_10153933616878011_1830498552_n

 

Their selection of breads looked great too, and I loved the fact that they have challah on Fridays with a sign saying, “Happy Challah Day Every Friday .” The New York honorary Jew in me couldn’t help but kvell.

After my coffee and cake, I ordered a lavender white tea. They have a great selection of tea, it is steeped using loose-leaf tea with a timer (as it should be) and is served beautifully; I was impressed by their attention to detail. Baked and Wired fans should be aware, however, that they don’t have Baked and Wired’s famous cupcakes (I’m not a huge cupcake eater so it didn’t bother me).

 

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A beautifully done lavender white tea. Yes, that is TEA on top of the teapot.

 

2 comments

  1. Tessa · February 6, 2016

    Thanks for the awesome write-up! Just wanted to let you know our pins are actually 42 cents, not $4.20!
    Get baked
    -Tessa (a baked joint)

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    • dceatsblog · February 7, 2016

      Thanks 🙂 I’ll correct that and maybe pick one up myself next time I swing by!

      Like

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