Neighborlily brings cafe and floral concept to Germantown

Now you can do as Miley Cyrus suggests and buy yourself flowers... and coffee, tea, and merchandise, too.

A table full of small gifts for sale with a large mirror behind it. To the side is bar seating looking out windows to the street.

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Photo by Natalie Brandenburg via Neighborlily

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Hey, neighbor — there’s a new experience in town. Combination cafe, floral, and retail store Neighborlily is now serving Germantown at 606 Monroe St.

The concept was brought to life by Karen Kops, who you might recognize as the creator behind next door’s Poppy & Monroe. Neighborlily is focused on fostering community, whether that be over a quick bite and sip or feeding on one another’s visions at the bouquet workshop table.

Coffee machines sit on a bar with built-in shelving to the side, greenery, and three small light pendants overhead.

Sip on quali-tea lattes, drip coffee, espresso, and more.

Photo by Natalie Brandenburg via Neighborlily

🥐 What we’re ordering

  • Coffee + tea: Locally-sourced and made in-house, check. Choose from eight signature coffees and teas, and keep an eye on the hot or rotating iced tea options. We sipped on the Hey Neighbor Latte — and don’t skip the whip. It’s homemade and vegan-friendly. Bonus: Your hunt for a decaf espresso ends here.
  • Food + pastries: Gluten-free? No problem. You’ve got options, including almost everything under the pastry selection, which features a cookie topped with an edible flower. If you’re looking for a little more to munch, share the hummus or cheese board. We recommend the orzo pasta salad — no halfsies involved.
A cooler houses vases of flowers next to a built-in work station with tools to build your own bouquet.

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Photo by Natalie Brandenburg via Neighborlily

💐 What we’re doing

Flex your imagination and head to the work table in the back of the store. Here, you can create your own arrangement in a bud vase using Neighborlily’s array of fresh flowers, or opt for a more sustainable approach using the selection of dried florals.

Leaning towards leaving it to the professionals? Neighborlily makes bouquets and arrangements in three color palettes: Serene (calm, muted, and neutrals), Neighborlily (blues, peaches, and neutrals), and Lively (deeper, moody tones).

Plus, shop while you sip. Gift an item from the store’s curated home and garden collection, or pair it with your crafted bouquet.

Three black square tables sit in a fenced in area outside with four pink chairs surrounding each.

Patio hangs loading.

Photo by Natalie Brandenburg via Neighborlily

👀 What we’re looking forward to

The shop hopes to offer flower workshops by mid-to-late February. More ideas are in bloom, too — Neighborlily is growing its own garden behind the store and will eventually offer gardening classes.

When the weather warms, don’t miss the spacious patio and take-out window.

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