As we noted last month, the Buzz Stop’s longtime operator, Roberta Falk decided against signing a lease with the new owner of 1111 East Union Street, Union & Madison LLC. Today marks the official debut of Barista Boyz. Thanks for all the tips about the new name for the little walk-up coffee shop. They were open last week but not their full, normal hours. I spoke to Wayne, one of the eponymous barista boyz, and asked him about the name.
He told me that the name is meant to appeal to Capitol Hill gays, and the coffee stand will be staffed with cute (but fully clothed) baristas. Barista Boyz will not be competing in the bikini barrista space. Their hours of operation will be 6 am to 6 pm on weekdays and 6 am to 3 pm on Saturdays. Check them out and let us know what you think on the Barista Boyz review page.