I've traditionally done my on-leave work from Mocha Hut on U between 13th and 14th, which is an excellent spot but whose WiFi service is a bit unreliable. They had an outage this morning, so I took the opportunity to check out 14U, which opened last week just south of the intersection of 14th and U. The sign outside advertises "great ambiance" and certainly the funky furniture is pretty cool and certainly a step up ambiance-wise from the rather steril Hut. On the other hand, the place has -- as of right now at least -- absolutely no customers besides me, which is a bit of a problem ambiance-wise.
Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.