Besides, muffins allow you the smug superiority of eating something that sounds as if it could be healthy, even though it might have chocolate in it. We liked the cranberry-orange.
The muffins, $3 each, have a regular menu and several daily specials -- i.e. Tuesday and Friday are Snickerdoodle days -- and savory muffins are available in the mornings while supplies last. Uprising also sells pre-packaged sandwiches and salads for the lunchtime crowd. Morning radio listeners might be interested in the cafe's proprietor: Donnie Simpson Jr., son of the famous radio host.
The brew: Ceremony Roasters. The seats: comfortably shabby. The WiFi: free. Freelancers and students are going to make themselves at home here.
Uprising Muffin Company, 1817 7th St NW. 202-290-1196. (Metro: Shaw-Howard University)