Cameo Coffee Opened Today in “The Roost” on Pennsylvania Ave SE
By Larry Janezich
September 10, 2020
Restaurateur Michal Babin’s Neighborhood Restaurant Group opened Cameo Coffee in The Roost Thursday morning. Also open is adjacent outlet for a Made In DC shop – a “highly edited storelet” featuring a small collection of locally produced wares and goods from 40+ DC artisans.
The coffee outlet is the first in the planned “culinary clubhouse” Babin envisions for the ground floor of “Blackbird” – the 167 unit residential building at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. Babin hopes to open Leni – an all-day café next.
Among the remaining outlets which will open gradually as pandemic conditions permit are Ako (sushi and omakase (leave it to the chef) – by Kenaki, the Slice Joint (pizza), Red Apron (charcuterie and burgers), Hi Fi Taco, Show of Hands (craft cocktail and wine bar), and the 50 tap beer concept and garden, Shelter. Caruso’s Grocery, a standalone red sauce Italian Restaurant will be the last to open, but carry out will be available some time earlier.
Cameo’s hours are 8:00am to 2:00pm.