Folks visiting or working at the State Capitol no longer have to exit the building to get their caffeine fix. Rush Coffee opened today, occupying a small slice of the basement.
It’s the first of three new concepts to open in the Capitol by Chris Jarosz, the restaurateur behind Broderick Roadhouse, Saddle Rock and the Patriot. The main restaurant, the Statehouse, will serve farm-to-fork fare in the basement, and there will also be a smaller spot on the sixth floor.
Rush sports a minimalist, modern look, with its own roasted coffee and latte art. It sells pastries baked on the sixth floor—mostly basic stuff, with the exception of kougn amann, the buttery Breton favorite—as well as grab-and-go lunch items that already wear the Statehouse label. Sandwiches and salads go for about $6-$8 and side dishes cost $3.25.