Searching for a great cup of coffee? We scoured Northern Virginia for the finest coffeehouses offering artisan roasts. Experience the joie de vivre of life-giving java infused with the modern art of a darn good roaster. Each destination is impressive — visit them all for eye-opening brews.
Weird Brothers Coffee
Herndon and Leesburg
Star Wars fans: This small-batch coffee roaster lets the force be with you. Drop by its three locations, which offer a variety of seating options for the laptop-toting types. The White Witch, a white chocolate and lavender latte, is our favorite — or try sampling creations with names like the Dark Star, the Mandalorian, and the Wookiee’s Kiss. The flavors are even more distinct than their monikers.
Caffè Amouri Coffee Roaster
This Vienna coffeehouse and artisan roaster offers cozy seating and walls lined with classic album covers, offering a comfortable nest for latte-sipping lollygaggers. The baristas create masterful artwork atop your latte or mocha, which is made with house-roasted espresso — so get yours to stay, or at least make sure you don’t cover your to-go cup with a lid.
The Spot on Mill Street
Locals know this gem for the superior, homey coffeehouse it is. The Spot partners with local coffee suppliers and bakeries to source high-quality offerings. Grab a table in the back and nestle in for a caffeine-fueled brunch with friends in a casual, rustic setting.
Loud’n Roasted Coffee Roasters
Loud’n Roasted, located inside Megabytes Eatery, delivers dynamic blends — whole bean, ground, or by the cup. Grab the noteworthy 100 percent Arabica coffee drinks, like nitro cold brews, lattes, and creamy cappuccinos. Check out the Instagram-friendly coffee flights, ever-changing and packed with a variety of flavors, for $14.99.
Rare Bird Coffee Roasters
This delightful specialty coffeehouse offers remarkable espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes, along with light fare and comfortable seating. Plug in for a laptop session in a Wi-Fi-equipped, computer-friendly atmosphere. Long lines are worth the wait for top-shelf coffee and baked goods.
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