East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo
Photography by Ina Jacobe
Most coffee-loving exercise enthusiasts use caffeine as a boost before their workouts. At Epic, a cafe that opened along East Capitol Drive late last year, coffee is itself a reason to hit the road. Consider the artisanal small-batch coffees this cafe serves the stuff worth pedaling for. It’s no wonder Kapitolyo’s finest (and fittest) bike to this old-timey haunt to get a delicious buzz from a straightforwardly foamy cappuccino or honest-to-goodness cup of the day’s brew.
While a concise menu offers bites for an active set on the go (the bagels with cream cheese are a favorite, for instance), an all-day breakfast menu will make you want to strap on the bike lock and sit your spandexed tush down for gourmet tapa or French toast with the works. Talk about a fulfilling and absolutely filling start to your day.