Although I didn't get to try all of the things, I did get to try a few things. Enough things to solidify my fondness for this small local chain. On my first visit, I kept it simple. I had a giant linzer cookie and a latte. The heart shaped linzer cookie was crisp with a slightly nutty flavor and had a thick layer of raspberry preserves in the center. The top of the cookie was covered in a hefty layer of confectioner's sugar. My insulin levels may have been off after eating this cookie, but it was well worth flirting with diabetes for.
The next morning as my friends tried desperately to sleep off their nota and impending hangover, I woke up early and found myself back at Firehook. This time I settled on a massive ham and cheese croissant. The freshly baked croissant was covered with crispy parmesan cheese, the inside was stuffed with sweet ham and melted emmental cheese. The croissant was light, airy and so fresh I almost shed a tear. Again, I accompanied my food with a latte. Simple but well done, not bitter and perfect temperature.
|Ham and cheese croissant|
|Inside of the ham and cheese croissant|
Firehook Bakery & Coffee House
1909 Q St NW
Washington, DC 20009