DC locals will tell you that Georgetown Cupcake is overrated, and you have to go to Baked & Wired. I personally think it’s fun to try them both, but Baked & Wired really does have big, unique cupcakes I tend to crave. And their sister restaurant, A Baked Joint, is where I get my savory fix.
I went to A Baked Joint for the first time with my friend one Saturday morning. She said they had the best biscuits. Since I knew Baked & Wired had amazing coffee, I didn’t need any convincing. That morning I took the metro over to Gallery Place, passing by the cute new City Center DC road on the way. I arrived to a packed counter.
There was literally nowhere to sit, it was so crowded. The menu was simple, with the perfect mix of breakfast favorites – from “biscuit sammies” to quiche and crème brûlée French toast. We each ordered a biscuit sammie, lattes, and two of their homemade dessert bars; one with toffee, the other granola. We found a seat by the window and chatted for a few hours in there.
If you’re looking for a coffee shop with food that will keep you full and feel the creative side of DC, definitely head to A Baked Joint.