Open since 2012, Café Sorriso is a neighborhood café for friends and family to relax, eat, and chat, away from the hustle and bustle of the Adams Morgan and Woodley Park crowds. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, with a selection of local, organic and homemade fare such as pizza and pasta, the Café has a dish for everyone’s palate. Our signature Gelato is made daily on the premises by Stefano Polles, who attended the Carpigiani Gelato University in Bologna, Italy. Also be sure to try a glass of the Pietro’s Merlot, which is made in the Polles’ vineyard in small town in Italy next to Venice. In addition, we offer free wifi, perfect for students to do work during the day.
After grabbing a meal or cup of coffee, head up stairs to Via Gypset consignment and vintage clothing boutique. Operated by Isabella Polles, the store offers unique clothing and wardrobe staples from around the globe to build up your closet and help you stand out from the crowd.
Café Sorriso is brought to you by the Polles family, who opened the successful Sorriso Ristorante in Cleveland Park in 2004. Since its opening, Sorriso Ristorante has been featured in the New York Times, BBC, CNN and more. 100 % family owned and operated, Sorriso is the gathering place for the neighborhood, full of regulars who know each other on a first name basis and have become extended members of the Polles family. Answering the call of their clients to open a more casual spin-off of their “mother ship” restaurant, the Polles family decided to create Café Sorriso so that their regulars, as well as new clients could go and find a friendly place to eat a delicious meal, people watch the action on the Calvert Street strip, or work on their laptop.