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4510 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20019

25 Steps from Benning Road Metro Station


Mon-Fri 6a-9p

Sat- 7a-9p

Sun- 9a-4p



The Donuts & Coffee are just part of a bigger picture.

The Shrimp Boat was a DC institution since the 1950’s, and it’s one of those spots that every Washingtonian knows. When we saw that the building was on the market, we instantly knew this was a great opportunity to re-create a new legacy for the corner of East Capital & Benning Road. We met with the community and all agreed the spot should encompass these core values:

  • “Quality, Simple, Real Food”
  • “A place to walk to with your family/friends on a Saturday Morning”,
  • “A place that serves, and is part of, the community”.

In light of this, we are offering made to order Fresh Cooked Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) made with wholesome ingredients. As well as Fresh Made Donuts (with tons of topping combinations- you pick’em), Locally roasted Coffee and Espresso Drinks, and Soft-Serve Ice Cream and Sorbet (that you can top with all kinds of fruit and other goodies).

For the morning and evening rush, you can grab a breakfast sandwich, bagel, and a cup of joe on the way to work, and dinner on the way home if you don’t have time to cook. The boys back in the lab are working on  “smuggle food to work on the Metro” packaging for the morning commute.

We will never have a lottery machine, Keno Screens, or a big obnoxious TV blaring at you.  We will have community bulletin boards, we will hire from the neighborhood, we will be active in the neighborhood community.  We want to support local activities, we want to make the corner of East Cap and Benning a place where community happens again.

-Woundim D.

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