Washington, D.C./ Food & Drinks
Published on September 27, 2018
From coffee to cobbler: 3 new spots to visit in Dupont CirclePhilz Coffee. | Photo: Via V./Yelp

Interested in checking out the newest additions to Dupont Circle? From a coffee shop to a retro-themed diner, read on for a list of the newest businesses to open in this area of Washington.

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Philz Coffee

1350 Connecticut Ave. NW

Photo: Via V./Yelp

First up, Philz Coffee has opened a third D.C. location, this one in Dupont Circle.

The San Francisco Bay Area-based chain is known for its 20 custom blends and made-to-order pour overs. (There's no espresso, no pre-brew.) Categorized by the darkness of the blend, there are blends that come with a bit of cardamom or a mint leaf added, like the Philharmonic or Tantalizing Turkish blends.

Pair your drink with some pastries or avocado toast.

With a four-star Yelp rating out of 13 reviews, Philz Coffee has been getting positive attention.

Nehali S. noted, "The line really moves because of the efficiency of the baristas. They're quick, friendly and helpful. I'll definitely be back, line or no line."

Yelper Kris S. wrote, "This new location offers nice and comfortable seating with great views of the baristas at work or busy street views by the window seating."

Philz Coffee is open from 6 a.m.–8 p.m. daily.

Rewind By Decades 

1219 Connecticut Ave. NW

Photo: Rewind By Decades – A Modern American Diner/Yelp

Next, Rewind by Decades is a new diner and bar that's housed in a 4,000-square-foot space under the retro-themed Decades nightclub. 

Breakfast is available all day, with offerings like corned beef hash and eggs, a peach cobbler waffle and a breakfast cheeseburger served with a fried egg. The menu also features a mac and cheese skillet, Kobe beef hot dog and baked Atlantic salmon.

To drink, there's everything from beer and wine to handcrafted cocktails and boozy milkshakes. Music videos from the 1980s, 90s and early 2000s are broadcast on large screens and TVs throughout, except when they are tuned to high-profile sports events like big boxing matches or Monday Night Football.

Yelpers are generally positive about Rewind by Decades, which currently holds four stars out of 13 reviews on the site.

Sandra P. noted, "Fun retro place to have brunch or order off the menu. Delicious food and interesting architecture. Very cool. Would like to come back in the evening for the retro bar."

Yelper Megan G. wrote, "This place is exactly what DuPont was missing. Amazing atmosphere with a diverse menu and all the classic cocktails. Perfect for any meal as their menu includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Definitely worth trying."

Rewind by Decades is open from 4 p.m.–2 a.m. on Monday-Thursday, 4 p.m.–4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.–2 a.m. on Sunday.

The Caged Bird

1723 Connecticut Ave. NW

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Finally, check out The Caged Bird, a new bar north of Dupont Circle.

It specializes in Southern and Caribbean fare, like shredded jerk chicken sliders, mac and cheese and collard greens. House-made wings come in four flavors (lemon pepper, mumbo sauce, North Carolina barbecue and jerk sauce). There's brunch on the weekends.

The Caged Bird also serves handcrafted cocktails, wine and beer, including selections from local brewer Sankofa Beer Company. DJs regularly spin dance music. 

The Caged Bird is off to a promising start with four stars out of 50 reviews on Yelp.

Yelper Ronald M., who reviewed the new establishment on Sept. 9, wrote, "Culture vibes bar in Dupont Circle. Good food, great drinks, nice host staff and energetic bartenders. Definitely a spot to hit up on Sunday Funday."

The Caged Bird is open from 4 p.m.–midnight on Tuesday-Thursday, 4 p.m.–4 a.m. on Friday, 11 a.m.–4 a.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m.–11 p.m. on Sunday. (It's closed on Monday.)