Local Love: Car Wash Coffee
If ever searching for a go-to coffee shop in Kensington, look no further than Car Wash Coffee. Opened in the summer of 2018, Car Wash Coffee is adjacent to the Mr Wash Car Wash and serves not only coffee and pastries but also delectable sandwiches, loaded toasts, pastries, açaí bowls, and more. The idea is simple enough: while running errands (like getting your car washed), why not spend a couple minutes grabbing a hot coffee and fresh pastry?
Car Wash Coffee is more than just a coffee shop: it is a place where people gather to work, catch up, collaborate on projects, or just spend a rainy afternoon. There is always a friendly smile behind the counter, and the atmosphere is easygoing and warm. Grab a booth and look out the window, or hunker down with your laptop and spend a couple of hours getting work done in the bright and comfortable space.
It’s no wonder that Car Wash Coffee is so popular in the community because it sources its coffee and food from local businesses. Car Wash Coffee serves the incomparable Vigilante Coffee, a local DMV roaster, in addition to the popular Prescription Chicken soups, a local soup delivery company. If you have a hankering to enjoy your coffee at home, they also offer refillable coffee bags and cold brew growlers. Located just off of Connecticut Avenue and University Boulevard, Car Wash Coffee is accessible to Kensington residents and beyond, and is certainly worth a visit.