9 Coffee Shops to Check Out In Northern Virginia


Whether you are a summer iced black coffee or specialty coffee enthusiast, Northern Virginia offers some of the best coffee shops. Whether you are having a one-on-one meeting, a social gathering, a playgroup meetings, or just craving craving baked goods or a good meal, the options are endless. Below we will break down some of our favorite coffee shops to visit in Northern Virginia!

1. Caboose Commons and Caboose (Fairfax and Vienna)

Why do we love it? This space is wide open, with a second and third floor loft with a plethora of table seating that you are able to scan and order directly at a table. The outdoor space & beer garden cannot be beat and there are games for the whole family (e.g., cornhole, chess etc).

2. Northside Social Coffee & Wine (Falls Church and Arlington)

We love this coffeeshop because it is convenient to work, offers fresh pastries and delicious lunch salads, sandwiches and pizza. The establishment even hosts fun wine dinners!  They have great event space if you are looking to host a small gathering and are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

3. Misha’s Coffeehouse (Alexandria)

This Old Town local and celebrity favorite (Hoda Kotb) offers a variety of coffee beans—hand-picked and hand-roasted by the roasters at Misha’s from a variety of different places (Indonesia, African and Latin America). Pastries are delivered fresh from Hawthorne Bakery from just across the river in Prince George’s County, MD, as well as from Good Company Doughnuts and Acme Pie Company in Arlington and Kiwi Pie in Alexandria.

4. Mom & Pop (Fairfax- Mosaic District)

We love this option as it is directly next to the green at Mosaic district.  This coffee shop offers ice cream from Dolcezza (since it is owned by Dolcezza), delicious pastries (e.g., almond croissants, croissants) and sandwiches/quiche options which are sure to please any child or adult.  The green space next to it allows parents to enjoy their coffee and watch their children play!

5. King Street Coffee (Leesburg)

This coffee shop brews its coffee using roasts from Lone Oak Coffee Company based in Winchester, Virginia.  The shop also is perfect to enjoy an affogato since they serve a variety of homemade gelato!

6.Caffe Amouri Coffee Roaster (Vienna)

“Where Specialty Coffee Meets Community” this shop knows specialty coffee inside and out!  In this hip, quaint and friendly coffee shop, you will find a community of coffee enthusiasts as well as the opportunity to take elective courses on the topics of fine roasting!  In addition, the coffee shop is focused on sustainability recycling their grounds to local farmers as well as building direct trade relationships with coffee farmers that provide their employees with healthcare and education.

7. St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub (Del Ray, Fairlington and Old Town)

With two locations, St. Elmos is sure to offer a variety of specialty coffees, pastries, breakfast sandwiches and so much more! The Del Ray location has a spacious outdoor terrace and even heaters during the winter months.

8. Rare Bird Coffee Roasters (Falls Church)

This Falls Church staple recently expanded toward the corner of Broad and Maple and now seats 50! Inside you will find a focus on the Falls Church local community, local artists and seasonal specials of baked goods. Check them out on the weekend when they offer cinnamon rolls!

9. Compass Coffee (Arlington, Fairfax and Rosslyn) 

Compass Coffee is a Washington, DC-based Coffee Roaster. Founded in 2014 by two Marines, Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez, Compass has 13 brick and mortar locations around the Washington Metro Area, one active roasting facility in DC’s historic Shaw neighborhood, and a growing regional grocery presence. We like this option for local flair and the ability to easily work! They were also a part of our 2021 Favorite Things Guide!

Do you have other favorite coffee shops in Northern Virginia? Share them in the comments!


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