More third-wave coffee hits Midtown with The Mill's new cafe

Midtown’s coffee geeks seeking a high-end caffeine fix landed another option today: The Mill opened up its first brick-and-mortar location at 1827 I Street. 

The cafe is clean, spacious and modern—a simple but effective transformation from its days as Midtown Village Cafe. Small, circular tables have been replaced with long, wooden community tables. There’s plenty of light inside and patio seating outside. 

Regulars at the Midtown Farmers Market should already know The Mill—the once only roving cafe has been pouring excellent drinks there for more than a year. The Mill doesn’t source its own beans, instead it uses locally roasted coffee—during its soft opening yesterday, baristas were working with Temple. French pastries came from Estelle’s Patisserie. Currently, the cafe’s hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, but baristas said those may change depending on demand.

There’s not exactly a lack of coffee in the area. Old Soul at the Weatherstone, Pachamama Coffee Co-op, Starbucks and Pete’s Coffee all have locations within three blocks of The Mill. One thing The Mill definitely needs to be competitive? Bike racks! Lots of ‘em! Please and thank you.



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