Dovecote was an instant hit when it opened in a beautiful former neighborhood pharmacy space along Madison Avenue. Beyond the housemade flakey biscuits and top-notch lattes (the dirty chai is a must), Dovecote offers an excellent selection of grocery items, as there are not many places to shop around their Reservoir Hill neighborhood. The cafe’s shop section has everything from spices to bread, canned goods, condiments—and wine! Dovecote Cafe’s motto is “community first, cafe second,” and the shop serves as a community gathering place, hosting events like produce pop-ups and annual Juneteenth celebrations. There are also a few tables inside if you’d like to sit and meet up with a friend, do some work or just relax.