By day, before Czech restaurant Bistro Bohem opens for dinner service, the cafe next door buzzes with pop music and the whir of an espresso machine. Launched in September, Kafe Bohem is bistro owner Jarek Mika's nod to European cafe culture. He sources
the coffee from Viennese roaster Julius Meinl. In that spirit, there are a few unusual offerings on the chalkboard, including the Grosser Brauner, two shots of espresso and a side of steamed milk, and the Einspanner, black coffee with a dollop of fresh
whipped cream. WiFi is free (the password is printed on your receipt), and the space is copious: When the cafe is full, guests are routed to the closed 45-seat restaurant, and the reverse happens in the evening.
Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday from 8 a.m. to
Shaw-Howard U Metro (Green Line)