Crêpe Love: Ritchie’s Café Brings Sweet and Savory Treats to Brightwood

Something New Unfolds on Georgia Avenue

The revitalization of retail options along the Georgia Avenue corridor continues with the recent opening of Ritchie’s Café, an exciting new crêpe and bakery shop. We took a visit to see what it was all about.

Brother and sister team Fernando and Silvia Rivera provide multiple ways to satisfy your sweet tooth and fill a big need for the community. Fernando is the crêpe master, who can mix up the pastry delights like a deejay spinning your favorite tunes. Their version is light, fluffy and delicious. You can fill it with fresh fruit like strawberries or bananas and layer it with Nutella spread. Or, you can choose a heartier option and add mozzarella, grilled chicken and onions. The choice is yours. The house specialty is “Ritchie the Crêpe”, a multicolored pastry sure to delight your kids.

Silvia is the baker who whips up marvelous cupcakes to make your mouth water. That’s right folks, no more trudging to Georgetown to wait in line like a tourist; you can get your cupcake fix right here in the neighborhood. She shared a few of her chocolate cupcakes with us: some with coffee frosting and others with vanilla French buttercream frosting and blueberries.  Her creations are colorful, tasty and fun.

A “Third Place”

Uptown DC has a lack of spaces that can be considered a third place, somewhere other than home or work where folks can get together to shoot the breeze. With its relaxed and welcoming vibe, Ritchie’s Café is a candidate to fill that role. Free Wi-Fi and comfortable seating make it viable space to get some work done or meet friends for coffee. A unique “DC angel” mural provides an irresistible selfie opportunity.  On-street parking is available, and the 70 bus stops right in front of the storefront.

DC Angel

Bottom Line

Ritchie’s Café is a welcome addition to our community’s dining options. Fernando and Silvia put their years of hospitality industry experience together to create a fun, new space for Brightwood and the surrounding area to enjoy. Stop by to check it out and tell them Jennell sent you!

The shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and provides catering services. It is located at 6204 Georgia Avenue NW 20011 (Cross street is Rittenhouse).

You can also order your food online through the Grubhub app.

Hours of operation are:

  • 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
  • 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Thursday and Sunday
  • Closed on Monday

You can check out their menu and learn more about this restaurant on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

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