BlackSalt Owners Will Open Black Coffee in the Palisades

Plans include an all-day cafe, breakfast through dinner.

Photograph courtesy BlackSalt.

BlackSalt owners Jeff and Barbara Black have a new venture planned for the Palisades: Black Coffee, an all-day cafe that will open on the same block as their seafood market and restaurant. The shop, which is still in the pre-construction phase, will take over the former Ann Hand jewelry store at 4885 Macarthur Boulevard, Northwest.

Many details are still in the works, though Jeff Black says the concept is meant to be approachable and family-friendly—similar to Black Market Bistro in Garrett Park, Maryland. If all goes according to plan, the cafe will open in the mornings for counter-service breakfast and coffee from a rotating selection of roasters, and turn to sandwiches and entrees for lunch and dinner. Plans for the buildout include roughly 65 seats and a small patio.

Black estimates an opening in nine months to a year. In the much nearer future: the reopening of Addie’s, his first-ever restaurant, which will debut in a new Potomac location this week.

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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.