On a brisk fall morning, nothing beats the comfort of stepping inside a coffee shop and warming up with a hot cup of coffee in a big, inviting armchair. Northern Virginia’s coffee scene is growing fast, and it’s catering to fast-moving professionals and casual conversationalists alike. Our region is home to world class latte artists who expertly pour lattes, local roasters who analyze each flavor note in their beans, and café owners who support their community’s music and arts culture. Whether you’re looking for a third wave creation, a comfortable wifi hub, or a buzzy social scene, you can find a coffee house to love in Northern Virginia. Here are 10 great options in the area.
Bean Bar encourages customers to connect and make conversation over coffee, baked goods, breakfast fare, and lunch items. Their elegant space provides plenty of room to catch up with old friends or meet new people at the long bar. The coffee comes from Madcap Coffee Company in Michigan, and is complemented by a unique array of sweets – from macarons and pop tarts to tiramisu and s’mores.
1601 Village Market Boulevard SE, Suite 122, Leesburg, VA
703-777-7200 | www.beanbarloudoun.com
Blend Coffee Bar
This coffee bar balances a cozy coffee shop vibe with a cool evening scene. On Friday nights, there’s live music, and on Thursdays, Blend hosts trivia games and open mic nights. Customers can choose from espresso drinks, baked goods, wine, beer, sandwiches, and small plates. The coffee beans are from local roasters Caffé Amouri and Lone Oak.
43170 Southern Walk Plaza, #120, Ashburn, VA
571-442-8718 | www.blendcoffeebar.com
Why just brew coffee and tea when you can also brew beer? Brew LoCo combines all three as a coffee shop and home brew supply store. They have a full coffee and tea menu, with beans from Lone Oak, but they also offer local beer on tap, as well as everything you could need to start your own home-brewing operation—from grain and hops to bottles and tubing. They even teach classes (Brew-U) and invite home brewers to borrow their equipment. Check out their Nitro coffee, which is poured from a stout tap to give it a frothy, beer-like quality.
19382 Diamond Lake Drive, Lansdowne, VA
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Cafein uses beans from cult-favorite, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, for their innovative drinks. Choose from the usual espresso options, or try a rose latte, an ola (orange latte), or an espressoda. The rose latte is made with rose water, rose syrup, espresso, milk, and topped with an edible flower. Their elaborate latte art often features cartoon characters, and their team participated in World Latte Art Championships in New York City.
13924 Metrotech Drive, Chantilly, VA
703-961-1081 | www.cafeinva.com
This artisan, small batch roaster regularly roasts beans in house for their extensive coffee menu and for several other local coffee shops. In addition to espresso drinks and drip coffee, they offer single cup pour overs or French press preparations for a rotating selection of specialty coffees. Amouri also puts an emphasis on sustainability by using corn starch cups and fettuccine coffee stirrers, and offering coffee grounds to local gardeners.
107 Church Street NE, Vienna, VA
703-938-1623 | www.caffeamouri.com
Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates
Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates is a branch of the nonprofit, Every1 Can Work, which provides meaningful employment to individuals with intellectual disabilities. These individuals work in the bakery in a community atmosphere to prepare fresh pastries, Belgian chocolates, coffee drinks, and tea. Leftover food products are donated to The Lamb Center homeless shelter at the end of the day.
9639 Fairfax Boulevard, Fairfax, VA
703-278-2627 | www.every1canwork.com
Green Lizard Cycling & Coffee Shop
Green Lizard is a bike shop and coffee bar hybrid situated on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail. The owners opened the shop in 2013 to fill a gap in the community by providing a local coffee spot and bike shop for the large population of cyclists who frequent the trail. They offer a wide selection of bikes and accessories, as well as a full coffee menu using beans from Kaladi Brothers Coffee from Anchorage, Alaska. They also serve teas, juices, smoothies, soups, sandwiches from Mediterranean Breeze Restaurant, and baked goods from The Boutique Bakeshop.
703-707-2453 | 718 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Katie’s Coffee House
Situated next to The Old Brogue Irish Pub, Katie’s Coffee House is named after the pub owner’s daughter. The charming spot offers coffee and espresso from the beloved Italian brand, Illy. They also host an afternoon tea at noon from Monday through Saturday. Tea service includes finger sandwiches, fresh scones, and petit fours. On Saturday mornings, the coffee house is home to Katie’s Cars and Coffee, which hosts a gathering of over 400 antique, show, exotic, muscle cars and trucks. Nightly, the space converts into a dining room for the pub.
703-759-2759 | 760 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA
Lake Anne Coffee House
The owners are longtime Lake Anne residents who wanted to revive coffee house, which they saw as the anchor of the Village Center. The spot will serve local coffee from Caffé Amouri and Monument Roasters, tea from New York-based SerendipiTea, breakfast, lunch, and evening small plates. Or enjoy a glass of wine upstairs with unique varietals from some off-the-beaten path places.
703-481-9766 | 1612 Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA
Mom & Pop
Dolcezza Gelato opened this coffee house concept last year with a focus on locally produced food. In addition to coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Mom & Pop carries pastries from Bluebird Bakery and Paisley Fig, biscuits from Mason Dixie, and various sandwiches and snack boards. The glass walls provide lots of natural light, making it a great place to telework or hang out, provided you can snag a table.
703-992-0050 | 2909 District Avenue, Fairfax, VA