Gen’s Picks for Top Coffee Houses in Arlington & Alexandria Virginia
Who doesn’t love a warm cuppa-Joe or a delightful sugary drink every now and again? It seems like coffee shops and bakeries are the prime place to gather during the morning and feel a true sense of community. Sometimes Arlingtonians and Alexandrians flock to a specific coffee shop because they know that it is almost like Cheers… everyone knows their name. Or, let’s be real, we know they person behind the espresso machine makes a darn good macchiato.
These are some of my favorite coffee places around Arlington and Alexandria, not just because these barristas have figured out how to get me the best latte that I can ask for, but because the sense of community and “place” runs deep at each of these establishments.
Top coffee joints in Arlington/Alexandria in no particular order
1) Northside Social- Clarendon
2) Buzz Bakery- Ballston and Slaters
3) Bayou Bakery- Courthouse
4) Killer ESP- Old Town
5) Boccato Gelato- Clarendon
6) Java Shack- Courthouse
Do you have a favorite coffee drink? I get a latte, and if I’m feeling frisky, I’ll get a hot chocolate! What do you get and where is your favorite place? Join the discussion on Facebook!