There is certainly no shortage of coffee and cupcake shops in Washington, but one of my absolute favorites is a local gem in Georgetown known as Baked and Wired. Sometimes you need that extra boost and on those days, my colleagues and I know exactly where to go. Most visitors never notice the shop; located on an off the beaten path on Thomas Jefferson St, just south of the canal in Georgetown. But locals know, the variety of homemade baked goods, breakfast items, ice cream sandwiches, coffee and tea will have you hooked in no time!
All of the baked goods are made in small batches with the finest ingredients so you can truly taste the quality. They even offer gluten free and vegan friendly items for those following strict diets! I love their signature Cakecups. Described as “whimsical, rustic and delicious,” I highly suggest the Carrot Cake, Unicorns & Rainbows, Red Velvet and Texas Sheetcake.
Similar to The Grill Room at Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown, Baked and Wired uses locally sourced ingredients, like their fresh milk and cream from Kreider Farms of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The fresh dairy products are seriously the secret behind the most delicious lattes, macchiatos and cappuccinos.
The breakfast quiche are dangerously good and another favorite of mine. In fact, I’ve made it a tradition to treat myself to a “Manly” every other Friday. This quiche has bacon, sausage and Gruyere cheese in a creamy egg custard and homemade crust. There’s also a caramelized onion & goat cheese and mixed veggie quiches, which are both scrumptious. You must taste one the next time you’re staying at Capella D.C.
With the fall season just around the corner, my friends at the shop gave me a sneak peek of what’s in store. First, we can look forward to homemade “Chider,” a mix of chai and apple cider. Next up, pumpkin doughnut muffins and pumpkin swirl brownies, I cannot wait!
Baked and Wired has become so popular at our hotel that we have even offered specialty cakecups as a sweet treat and welcome amenity for Capella guests. Be sure to let your Personal Assistant know your preference so they can make sure you have it to enjoy each time you come back. For more mouth watering updates, be sure to follow Baked and Wired on Instagram.