update: Car Wash Coffee

update 5/30/2021: permanently closed

It’s been a little over a year since my friend Rachel and I visited Car Wash Coffee in Kensington, MD. I just added the coveted Asterisk of Quality (I just made that up, I think it has legs) to Car Wash in my guide, because in the times I’ve visited since it’s improved.

  • baristas performing at a higher level, including milk art
  • more variety and quality in food, both to eat in and to go
  • more use of their logo, car-themed decorations, and running videos of a car wash in operation on the big-ass tv, all of which serves to tie the place better to the its namesake car wash

Still a giant pain to get in and out of when there’s traffic, but it’s always got a good crowd and is definitely the kind of place its town needed. Wishing them continued success.

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  1. Thanks for the update, Matt. I will go back this week. Let me also add that, if you get your car washed next door, they will give you a coupon for a discount on your coffee. (Last time I went, it was $3.00 off. Basically, a free coffee!)

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