HYPE-Café – Ethiopian Coffee Café To Open at 12th and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
by Larry Janezich
Hype-Café, an Ethiopian Coffee Café featuring home-made pastries will open at 12th and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, according to Mahmoud Abd-alla who owns the building which once housed Frager’s Paint Store and a long series of restaurants. Abd-alla also owns the adjacent buildings occupied by Anh-Dao Vietnamese Restaurant and Pizza-Iole Pizza by the Slice.
Asked when the café would open, Abd-alla said, “When you smell the coffee, you will know it is open,” but later allowed he hoped to open in February.
In February of last year, Abd-alla floated a preliminary proposal to develop the three properties into 32 residential units with 5000 square feet of ground floor retail. The status of that plan is uncertain. See CHC post here: http://bit.ly/2lp8hgX