I was just having one of those days: stressed out, spinning around in circles, frustrated about my progress and how the week was going. Plus it was raining. What do you mean it’s only Wednesday?! I took a deep breath and knew what I had to do.
After work, with supportive friend in tow, I made the 16 minute trek to the cobblestoned street with the bright pink bicycle outside. Upon entering, I was greeted with the smells of delicious baked goods, Intelligentsia coffee, and happiness.
Though there are countless cupcake shops I could go to in this city to get a sugar fix (this little shop is right down the street from the famous Georgetown Cupcake and a Sprinkles), Baked & Wired rises to the top with it’s emphasis on fresh ingredients, unique flavors, perfect frosting-to-cake ratio, amazing coffee, and general amazingness.
Baked & Wired is one of those places I find myself coming back to over and over again. It’s one of those places that can always cheer me up- and not only because of the delicious cupcakes and coffee bar, but also because of the chilled-out and friendly staff. This is a place where friends come to gather, read, study, and enjoy. Part coffee-house, part bakery, and part art-gallery, it’s not a mystery why Baked & Wired has so many fans.
Yes, sometimes my self-care ritual involves chai cupcakes from Baked & Wired. But the most important parts of this ritual involve gathering my friends and spending time with them in places that I love. Fortunately, I have found some great ones who don’t mind listening to me vent, especially if I bribe them with sweets and caffeine.
Where are the places you go in your city when you need a pick-me-up?
Baked & Wired (Georgetown; 15 minutes from Foggy Bottom Metro Station; bakedandwired.com; @bakedandwiredDC)