In Real World DC Episode 2 houseguest Emily is visited by her sister Amy. They walk from the Real World DC house toward Dupont Circle to get a cup of coffee and talk. The TV version of the conversation is short, but it had a profound impact on Emily.
This shooting location was a little bit of a challenge to track down, as neither the name of the restaurant nor other characteristics that would make the restaurant easy to identify were shown in Episode 2. But the background in an outside shot suggested where I might start looking, and soon enough I found the distinctive small round tables and wood framed windows at the Firehook Bakery and Coffee House.
When the picture was taken the folding chalkboard outside on the sidewalk proclaimed that the special of the day was “Half Paninni and Cup of Soup.” Interestingly Panini was spelled Paninni with the top of the P filled in with green chalk and the final i dotted with a heart.
The Firehook Bakery and Coffee House is located at 1909 Q Street NW, Washington, DC. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the Firehook Bakery and Coffee House.
Closest Metro Station: The Dupont Circle Metro Station on the Red Line is nearest to the Firehook Bakery and Coffee House.