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PHOTOS: Mia’s Coffeehouse Opens for Business on 15th Street NE

by Andrew Ramonas — June 29, 2015 at 5:40 pm 0

Capitol Hill residents can grab a free cup of coffee at a pet-friendly cafe tonight before it begins normal operations tomorrow.

Mia’s Coffeehouse at 101 15th St. NE is offering the complimentary java until 7 p.m. in the lead up to its first full day in business tomorrow. The eatery also was open for a couple hours this morning with free coffee, drawing about 30 customers, said Jeff Lee, who is running the cafe with his wife, Jenohn.

“The reception has been great,” Lee said.

In addition to espressos, lattes and other coffee drinks, Mia’s will have tea, horchata and other hot and cold beverages starting tomorrow. All of the drinks cost $4 or less.

The cafe also will have pastries and sandwiches that are no more than $8.

The sandwiches, which are named after Lee’s family members, include The Damario with beef barbacoa and Manchego cheese, and The Christian, with Vermont cheddar cheese and roasted cherry tomatoes.

The menu eventually will include rice bowls, burrito-like sushi rolls and beer and wine, too, Lee said. Mia’s also may have other items for sale based on customer interest.

“We live and die by the guests,” he said.

The coffeehouse’s normal hours will be 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays. It’s closed Sundays.

Located in the former Bella Market space, the cafe has seating for about a dozen customers inside and is in the process of securing outdoor tables to accommodate about 25 people.

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