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Wake Up and Smell the Macchiato

“A little South Beach with a touch of Majorca, and a sprinkling of Marrakesh," Puro Cafe which opened Friday, is a chic oasis for coffee lovers. So says, Roberto Sablayrolles, Puro Café’s concept partner, and friend of owner Rashid Hassouni. No American blends here, but you will find Caffe Panna (espresso with a dollop of Chantilly crème) along with other exotic varieties, and the only Nespresso bar (espresso made with coffee capsules in an innovative machine) in town!

There’s more here than meets the bean. Let executive chef Mike Kiss, and his Mediterranean-inspired menu guide you. “Be flavorful” and try the prosciutto, fig and parmesan panini or “Be Sweet” and indulge in the Tentazioni made with Nutella, dulce de leche and banana slices.

Have your morning java in the café lounge by the fireplace, and later sip a Puro Lemonade (made with ginger and mint leaves) on the bamboo-lined sunny outdoor patio.

Puro Café , open daily from 8 am to 8 pm is at 1529 Wisconsin Avenue NW. Tel. 202.787.1937