Novel South Capitol is thrilled to be home to ABC Pony, the newest café concept from renowned chef, innovator and restauranteur, Erik Bruner-Yang.

Born in Taiwan and raised in the States, Erik Bruner-Yang is a multi-James Beard finalist, and was named Starchef’s Rising Star D.C. Restauranteur in 2018. He has been credited with introducing D.C. to ramen with Toki Underground, creating a dynamic, flavor forward menu at Maketto and even re-imagining what a restaurant feels like with Brothers and Sisters.

ABC Pony follows this innovative tradition by focusing on an Italian-Asian fusion menu with offerings throughout the day, creating a constant dialogue of community, culture and progress.

We are proud to showcase this philosophy and be home to ABC Pony newest concept, which will be announced later this Summer. Stay tuned and get ready for the neighborhood's newest hot spot.

  • ABC Pony is integrated with the Novel South Capitol lobby, creating an expansive café amenity that is also open to the public as a great neighborhood meeting place.

  • Coffee is a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening.

    Gertrude Stein