Crêpe Shop to Open in Duquès Hall

Construction began last week and owners hope café will be ready in January 2017.

November 28, 2016

Point Chaud Café and Crêpes will soon offer another dining option on the Foggy Bottom Campus.

The café, which has two other locations in the District, will operate in the space formerly occupied by GDub Java on the ground floor of Duquès Hall. It will offer sweet and savory crêpes, paninis, Lavazza coffee, tea, European sodas and gelato.

Crews began work in the space last week, and the owners hope to open in January 2017. The café will accept GWorld, and students will be able to use Dining Cash at this location.

Also on the Foggy Bottom Campus, work continues on the spaces for the six new vendors in District House. Five fast-casual restaurants—Wiseguy NY Pizza, Beef ’n’ Bread, Chick-fil-A, GRK Fresh Greek and Sol Mexican Grill—have leased retail spaces in the lower level. Peet’s Coffee & Tea will also open a space on the building’s ground floor next to the Eye Street entrance.

Pending required D.C. government inspections, Wiseguy NY Pizza and Beef ’n’ Bread expect to open for limited hours in the coming weeks and plan to expand to full operating hours by early 2017. Remaining vendors are working to finish their spaces and fulfill D.C. requirements, with a target of opening in the coming months. GW continues to assist vendors, as possible, to accelerate their openings. Additional information on retail openings will be provided when vendors share this information with the university.

In the meantime, the university is hosting “District Days” each weekday from noon to 2 p.m. on the lower level of District House. For $8, students can purchase a full meal from GRK Fresh Greek and Sol Mexican Grill. District Days will continue to operate as a food option for students on weekdays until the first retail vendors in District House begin operations. George’s Market, which opened in September on the ground floor of the Marvin Center, also features a variety of grab-and-go prepared foods.

Additionally, as part of GW’s new “Meal Deals” program, some of its more than 90 dining partners offer breakfast, lunch and dinner options at set prices of $6, $8 and $10, respectively. The university is also planning to offer a new retail venue in the former J Street space of Marvin Center in the 2017-18 academic year.

The university announced this past spring that it would transition to an open dining plan, which began this fall. Under the new plan, students are able to use all of their dining funds at GWorld partner restaurants and grocery providers. Also this year, Restaurant Associates became the university’s new provider for catering and for Mount Vernon Campus dining operations.