On Friday, I stopped by the original Sidamo on H Street NE to try the coffee that is coming to Fulton. The photo is the original Sidamo -- a cozy little place on a scruffy commercial block a few blocks east of Union Station.
The coffee was delicious. The chocolate chip cookie was pretty good. I bought another pound to brew at home, and I checked out the backyard where they serve a short menu of sandwiches. Sidamo clearly is doing something right. Even on H Street, they attrached a full house of people having a late lunch and tapping away on laptops. It would be terrific if they can create a similar atmosphere in Maple Lawn.
The new Sidamo has been under construction for several months just off Rte 216. The folks at the DC spot say that they're aiming to open in the middle of this week.