While Dan makes a pretty mean cup of coffee to accompany your breakfast at Foxfield Inn, we understand that you may find yourself craving coffee throughout your stay in Charlottesville. And hey, sometimes we all just need a place to relax and unwind. To read the paper and catch up on emails. To sip a warm beverage, snuggle in a cozy chair, and listen to the murmur of strangers’ conversations in the type of atmosphere that only a coffee shop can provide.
Yes, we have Starbucks, but if you’d like to get a feel for the local flavor, check out these top ten coffee shops in Charlottesville.
Immensely popular for their coffee and their vibe, Mudhouse is where you go to meet a friend, read the Sunday paper, recharge after a morning jog, or get work done.
Location: Crozet and the Downtown Mall
Ambiance: Studious cafe
What to drink: Hand-pour, cold brew, esperesso, ginger root tea
A treasure trove of artisanal goods: high-quality coffee, Neuhaus Chocolates, and Flora Artisanal Cheese.
Location: Preston Avenue, near the Downtown Mall
Ambiance: An artsy-cozy haven in the middle of a busy intersection
What to drink: Pour over, siphon, espresso, cappuccino, and the maple-bacon gelato while it lasts
A nice stop for lunch or an afternoon pick-me-up while shopping.
Location: Downtown Mall
Ambiance: Indoor-outdoor cafe, with extensive sandwich menu
What to drink: Cafe con leche
The place to go to meet a colleague or professor or catch up with an old friend. Live music many Friday evenings.
Location: Harris Street
Ambiance: Tables and chairs with distinct adult and children spaces
What to drink: Vietnamese Coffee (authentic style)
Coffee bar with eclectic, comfy seating. Be sure to take home a bag of your favorite roast.
Known for their witty coffee puns and excellent brew, Shenandoah Joe beans can be found served at several other places around town – it’s that good!
Location: Ivy Road and Preston Avenue locations, plus the Charlottesville City Market
What to drink: Cup at a time, espresso
Small on seating, but big on friendliness. They close early, so make this your first stop of the day.
Location: Fontaine Avenue, near Scott Stadium
Ambiance: Studious and neighborly
What to drink: Drip or espresso, and any baked good
Old Trail offers some nice walking trails with great views of the surrounding mountains. Stop here to warm up after your stroll or round of golf.
Location: Old Trail Village in Crozet
Ambiance: Cozy, cafe setting with comfy chairs by the fireplace
What to drink: Latte, Mexican hot chocolate, or a smoothie
Green House Coffee
A small-town secret with great sandwiches and snacks featuring local ingredients to accompany your warm beverage. Also serving dinner sandwiches, burgers, and sides.
Ambiance: Sunny cafe
What to drink: Fresh coffee roasted by Shenandoah Joe, but also try the mocha.
If you find yourself roaming the Grounds at Mr. Jefferson’s University, head here to be surrounded by the college crowd sipping locally roasted Shenandoah Joe coffee.
A great spot to recharge with a quick snack.
Location: Barracks Road Shopping Center and Alderman Library at UVA
What to drink: Latte with a scone
So there you have it. The answer to your coffee fix no matter where your next visit to Charlottesville takes you. Let us know how you like your coffee in the comments below, and how we at Foxfield Inn can make your stay as warm and cozy as possible.
Dan and Kathryn Bundy
Foxfield Inn | A Charlottesville, VA Bed & Breakfast