UPDATED: Peet’s Coffee & Tea Opens the First of 23 Washington Locations Monday

The California-based chain debuts a store by the White House.

Peet’s plans to make Washington its biggest market outside California, and is now the official coffee of the Nationals. Photograph via Peet’s Facebook page.

Move over, Starbucks, the Peet’s Coffee & Teas are coming! The California-based coffee chain plans to open 23 locations in the Washington area this year, with the first debuting today at 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest. The launch marks the biggest expansion yet for the company, which opened its first store in Berkeley 48 years ago, and the beginning of the largest presence for Peet’s outside its native state.

Many branches, including the inaugural one by the White House, will move into former Caribou Coffee spaces—but don’t expect the lodge-like decor to carry over. Each location will have different design elements to reflect the neighborhood, and many will have spaces dedicated to tutoring and writing workshops due to a partnership with the local education nonprofit 826DC. Peet’s also partnered with various companies for the menu, with baked goods provided by Sterling’s Baguette Republic and Hawthorne Fine Breakfast Pastry in Severna Park. Rounding out the selection will be daily-made items such as salads and sandwiches, as well as the extensive lineup of coffees, lattes, teas, and more.

In a “go big or go home” approach, Peet’s is also now the official coffee of the Washington Nationals. Look for the coffees to be served at several locations within Nationals Park, joining the many new dining and drinking options in and around the stadium.

Read on for the full list of planned Peet’s locations and potential opening dates for those debuting this month.

1701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (April 7)

601 13th St., NW (April 14)

1101 17th St., NW (April 21)

435 11th St., NW (April 28)

1156 15th St., NW (April 28)

7629 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda

1316 East West Hwy., Silver Spring

110 Shawan Rd., Hunt Valley, MD

1 N. Charles St., Baltimore

332 E. Maple Ave., Vienna

7516A Leesburg Pike, Falls Church

4115 S. 28th St., Arlington

3985 Pickett Rd., Fairfax

7707 Fordson Rd., #102, Alexandria

8938 Burke Lake Rd., Springfield

11947 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax

42385 Ryan Rd., Ashburn, VA

12713 Braemar Village Plaza, Bristow, VA

8150 Leesburg Pike, Vienna

Telegraph Rd. and Beulah St., Alexandria

1400 14th St., NW

7101 Democracy Blvd., #9012, Bethesda

1800 M St., NW

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.