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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Café/hookah bar coming to Annandale


A Lebanese restaurant and hookah bar called Café Fumeé is set to open at 7250 Columbia Pike in central Annandale. The co-owners, Khali Dib and Hussein Zein, hope the place could open by April 1, although it looks like theres still a lot of work that needs to be done inside. 

Hussein Zein (left) and Kali Dib.
It will be a fast-casual restaurant offering coffee drinks, such as cappuccino and espresso, and sandwiches on the first floor and a hookah bar on the rooftop terrace. Eventually, Lebanese specialties will be added to the menu. Dib and Zein are not planning to serve alcohol.

Café Fumeé will be open 10-2 a.m. on weekdays and 10-4 a.m. on weekends. There will be seating for 80 to 100 people. Zein says the place will offer a chill, relaxed atmosphere. 

The building is on the site of the former Sunset Grille, which closed in 2012. A new building was constructed on that site in 2014. Plans for a restaurant fell through, and that space has remained vacant since then. The other side of the building is occupied by New York Pizza Factory, which recently expanded. 

8 comments:

  1. When is Glory Days going to open?

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    1. That's a good question.

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    2. FB page says "some time this summer." Bring on summer.

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Barcroft-Plaza/512715448933477

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  2. Quick question. I've often asked younger people if what they smoke in hookah is "intoxicating" They all deny it has any effect.

    So, this fast-casual restaurant and coffee bar that serves up to 100 people, but does NOT serve alcohol, will be open until 2 AM weeknights and 4 AM on weekends.

    MUST BE SOME STRONG COFFEE.

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    1. YES. VERY STRONG. PLEASE SEND HELP.

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  3. It is too bad it is a hookah bar because I would love to go eat some Leabanese food. I love the idea of something but Korean but hookah is not family friendly. I will not be partaking of this place.

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    1. I think the cafe and hookah areas are separate, sounds like the smoking is on the rooftop terrace

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  4. I am so excited Glory Days is coming to Barcroft!

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