There's a new place that is "rising up" in Shaw, and that is the Uprising Muffin Company which opened this past week on 7th Street NW. The muffin shop offers a variety of freshly baked muffins including flavors such as blueberry streusel, lemon poppy seed, coffee cake, and banana walnut. In addition to muffins, there is a full coffee bar featuring Ceremony Coffee Roasters, and free wi-fi.
I really wanted to try the coffee cake muffin, but I arrived around 1pm, and they were in the process of baking some of the flavors that had run out earlier in the day, and this was one of them. I settled on the chocolate chip muffin which ended up being delicious, and not a disappointment in the least.
With all of the new developments on 7th Street, and the residences starting to fill up at 7th Flats and City Market at O, my hunch is that Uprising Muffin Company will fill a void for the neighborhood. And the fact that they've provided a spacious and comfortable atmosphere for patrons to work and linger makes it even more promising. Now i just need to get back soon to try the coffee cake flavor.