Coffee shops in Norfolk
I used to think coffee was disgusting, honestly. How on Earth could someone drink that stuff? Over the years, I’ve even managed to drink straight black coffee. I just love going to coffee shops. Sit down, relax, and just hang out. I have compiled my top 3 favorite coffee shops in Norfolk, VA in no particular order.
I remember coming here back in high school. It’s been open since 2001 and it’s easy to see why it’s Norfolk oldest independent coffee shop. It’s located in Ghent, off of Colley Avenue. It’s got an awesome eclectic atmosphere. They also host events so it’s a great place to check out what’s going on in the local area. Nice selection of fair trade coffee, tea, and other tasty treats. Now, there’s no credit card minimums. Elliot’s Fair Grounds is also open later than some other places.
This awesome coffee shop has been opened for about 2 years now and I can’t believe I hadn’t been to it sooner. Another great spot in Ghent. The decor is a bit more feminine to me but still interesting. I love the fact they roast their own coffee beans here. Nice! Also, Café Stella’s coffee is legit here. I ordered a macchiato here and it’s a true macchiato. Espresso with a dollop of foam. Not the kind of macchiato you’d get elsewhere. *ahem* Café Stella have a food menu which I heard was absolutely delicious. A little bit more of a professional crowd I noticed here. Outdoor seating is available.
Cure is a cute little coffeehouse. I love the openness of this place. The vibe of this place is a “good different”, felt more hipster/younger to me. I ordered the Crème Brûlée Latte (vanilla and caramel) and my friend got the Crazelnut Latte (caramel and hazelnut). They have beer, wine, coffee, tea, sandwiches, sandwiches and other goodies. All in all it’s a nice little spot to just hang out.
It’s a quick little walk from the Freemason stop on the Tide. Awesome!
All three have their uniqueness and I encourage you to check them all out! It’s always time for coffee!