Name: Baked & Wired
Location: 1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW Washington DC 20007
Closest Metro Stop: B&W is in Georgetown, so there’s not a metro close by… but Foggy Bottom if you insist
Vibe: Baked & Wired is the ultimate Georgetown shop. Although it’s not as famous for their coffee as it is for their cupcakes, their coffee shouldn’t be missed! It’s filled with hipsters and families and has a cool vibe as soon as you walk by. On the weekends, it’s really fun because there’s a guy who sits outside and plays music and it really adds to the overall experience if you have to wait in line (note: usually the line is way longer for cupcakes but if you just want coffee, then there’s a separate line for that!). The history behind Baked & Wired is that it used to be some sort of tech store (hence the Wired) and then they added bakery part (hence the baked) and then they got Baked & Wired, and use that pun to its fullest extent. The tech store is no longer and is now the coffee shop portion, and let’s be honest, it’s way better that way.
Wifi: No. Let’s not talk about it. Major sadness about this. But I understand why they do this… because otherwise people would be camped out there all day. And people already spend too much time there without wifi.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7AM-8PM, Friday 7AM-9PM, Saturday 8AM-9PM, Sunday 9AM-8PM (Sorry for the dyslexic people out there)
Coffee & Food: I’ve been to Baked & Wired maybe a bajillion times and counting because it’s just that good. The coffee is so fluffy and foamy and utterly incredible. The mocha is the perfect balance of coffee and chocolate and is pure bliss in every sip. As for the food, it’s also incredibly delicious. Starting with the food on the coffee shop side, I’ve had their oatmeal, some of the breads and of course, the biscuits. I regularly pop in for the goat cheese and jalapeño biscuit which might be what dreams are made of. As for the bakery part, OH MY GOD. If you have spent a decent amount of time in DC, you know that Baked & Wired is where it’s at. Like I know they joke about putting drugs in their cupcakes, but maybe they do, because I’m addicted. I haven’t even mentioned the whole other host of baked (lolz) goods they have… my favorite being the smores bar. Oh. My. God. Wow. And now, I will proceed to list the cupcakes I’ve had in the order of their goodness (best to worst, obvs)
- Unicorns & Rainbows (known in store as the Uniporn)
- Oreo (it’s vegan… don’t worry, you can’t tell)
- Vanilla Satin
- Red Velvet
- The Tessita (hazelnut + caramel)
- Pretty Bitchin’ (peanut butter)
^that was just embarrassing. I do it for you, right? #twoyearsinthemaking
Music: Honestly, I have no idea. For the amount of times I’ve been there I should remember if they play classical or rock or indie or whatever, but it doesn’t stand out as being good or bad, so I have no idea.
Pricing: Does it even matter? It’s worth it. But if you insist, it’s $3.65 for a cupcake and around $4.50 for a mocha.
Seating: If there’s one thing that’s lacking (other than wifi), it’s the seating. It’s fine, there’s a pretty decent amount: a bar by the cupcakes, and two rooms filled with chairs and places to sit, and if it’s nice, there’s outdoor seating in addition to seating along the canal. My issue is that I don’t like any of it. It’s not very comfortable and you always feel super close to the people around. But since they don’t have wifi, I’ll take my cupcake to go, no prob.
Overall: Do I even need to go over how much I love Baked & Wired? I think I made that pretty clear. It’s fabulous and I would go there every day if I could… oh wait, I basically do that. And to show how much they love me, I’m throwing it back (writing on a Thursday, posting on a Friday, so #tbt counts, okay?) to when I was on their Instagram. (Also, 65 weeks ago, woah. The obsession is long lived)
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