Editors' pick

Pound the Hill

Pound the Hill photo
Karl Johnson
Pound opened in 2008 in Northeast Washington, but it wasn't until moving to a large Eastern Market storefront last year that it picked up both weekend traffic and a true coffeehouse feel. The latte spiked with chocolatey Nutella is Pound's most popular beverage (you can even pair it with a sizeable Nutella scone), but it's also hard to go wrong with black coffee here. Pound serves coffee from respected Kansas roaster PT's. Like Kafe Bohem, the shop has addressed the issue of low evening sales by becoming a restaurant after dark. The pleasant side effect is elevated daytime snacking: Soups, baked goods and salads prove a cut above standard coffeehouse fare.
Coffeehouse hours: Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bistro hours: Sunday-Thursday 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 5-11.
(Capitol Hill)
Eastern Market Metro (Orange and Blue Lines)