Lia Cafe Brazil had its grand opening in July of 2013. After a one-day preview, the restaurant/cafe never opened for regular business.
However, as of this weekend, it appears they are now open! I was not able to make a visit during operating hours, but they do have a refreshed logo, slightly tweaked name (originally Sobe Cafe), as well as a new menu. The menu includes half-a-dozen choices each of sandwiches, pastries, soups, coffee/espresso drink, as well as cakes & other desserts. There appear to be several vegetarian items, but nothing vegan at first glance. Lia Cafe Brazil is located at 3103 Mount Pleasant Sweet NW. Good luck to the owners!
If you dropped in this weekend, let me know how it was via Twitter: @The42BusDC