On a nice Satur-day (double meanings, people) my friends and I wondered down the road to a coffee house that we have been hearing a lot about.
The name? Vigilante Coffee Co. The location? Hyattsville, Maryland. I’ve noticed that those in the community would are particularly hip (don’t mean to offend anyone) are very interested in this place because 1.) it’s a coffee house and 2.) they roast the beans on site. But, these aren’t just any beans; they are finely selected beans from all around the world.
And believe me…you can tell.
Upon walking into Vigilante, I quickly realized why it’s young hipsters that are talking about this place; it radiates cool. First of all, it’s located in a relatively shabby area on the outskirts of DC. Vigilante knows this and it has truly used it to its advantage.
It has a rustic, iron warehouse vibe that is very open and relatively minimal. Yet, the touches of wood found all around make the warehouse vibe a little more fuzzy.
You better like the atmosphere, because ultimately, they charge you to be there.
Basically, don’t expect cheap coffee here, especially given how much work goes into producing what the cafe likes to call “God in a cup.”
I got an almond milk latte and paid a whooping $4.75. Granted, it was really, really good. This is coming from a girl who has tried coffee in England, Scotland, France and Italy.
Not surprisingly, the menu offers quite a bit: cappuccinos, lattes, macchiatos and cold brews. And, in true hipster fashion, it boasts almond and soy milk.
The two friends I was with got regular cappys (can we make that a thing?) and loved every sip. Absolutely no complaints!
So, for you coffee aficionados in the Washington, D.C. area: if you want a great cup of coffee in a cool and hip atmosphere that is removed from the bustle of the city, then Vigilante Coffee Co. in Hyattsville is your place.