My Top Five Favorite Coffee Shops in Central VA


My Top Five Favorite Coffee Shops in Central VA

I’ve had this urge to check out locally owned coffee shops in the area.  In honor of National Coffee Day, I figured now would be a good time to tell you about some of the places I’ve visited.  Feel free to comment with your own favorites too!



1.) Shenandoah Joe Coffee – Selfishly, this place is great because it’s a quick walk from my house.  I’ve been able to take advantage of the fun atmosphere here by giving back:



2.)  Grit Coffee Bar and Cafe – You can visit either location, the Downtown Mall or Crozet, and still get the same type of hospitality atmosphere.  The people who work here treat you like you’re a guest in someone’s home.  Be prepared to eat, and drink a beer while you’re here too!


3.)  Green House Coffee – Small, intimate atmosphere.  If you’re looking for a some-what secluded and quiet place to work, this is the place to do it.  When I ordered a large coffee, I felt like I was drinking a bucket of coffee, which made me quite pleased.


4.) Java Java Downtown – Conveniently located in the middle of, well, everything.  I usually stop here while I’m walking on the Downtown Mall.  They specialize in the best organic coffee and teas.


5.) Staunton Coffee and Tea – I don’t usually drink espresso, but when I visited Staunton Coffee and Tea, I went ahead and got a cup.  Thankfully, I didn’t regret it.  The warm cup of pure, bounce off the wall energy was on point and exactly what I needed.  Because of my crazy early schedule, I’m usually a zombie by 2PM. I was ready to take on the world after an afternoon at Staunton Coffee!


I know there are TONS of places that I’m missing here, only because I haven’t visited them all.  Do you have any other suggestions? Feel free to comment!