Lost Sock Roasters, a small-batch specialty coffee roaster, is opening its first cafe at 6833 4th St NW, in the Takoma neighborhood of Washington, DC. The business is located in the recently renovated, historic Takoma Theater and shares the building with Children’s Hospital and soon, Turning Natural.
The Lost Sock Roasters team, headed by Nico Cabrera and Jeff Yerxa, have been roasting specialty coffee in Brightwood Park for the last 5 years with a focus on light to medium roasts and have been recognized nationally by Food and Wine as the Best Local Roaster and Best Drip Coffee in Washington, DC. The cafe will have a coffee for everyone – from those looking for an everyday cup to the aficionado looking to explore more exotic flavor profiles. The coffee program will include drip coffee, espresso drinks, an extensive pour over menu, cold brew, a rotating lineup of seasonal drinks, and retail bags to take home.
Lost Sock is also partnering with local bakeries to supply a mix of DC’s best pastries. Argentine-style fresh baked empanadas filled with chicken, beef, pulled pork, bec (bacon, egg and cheese) and pan de yuca (cheese bread made with yuca flour and gluten-free) will also be on the menu. Food options are expected to expand as the business settles in.
To start, the business will be open for to-go only with limited customer entry, plus online ordering with pick up from a window on the side of the building. The space will host rotating art curated by the University of Maryland Gallery of Art and through a partnership with Lovers Plant Studio, an array of plants, succulents, and local pottery will be available for sale.