Best Coffee Houses Near Charlottesville VA

What comes to mind when you hear a coffee house mentioned? Is it a comfortable hideaway to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee and snack with friends? Or just a quick stop to get an amazing cup of coffee? We have picked the best coffee houses near Charlottesville, VA with both in mind! Please note that the times listed are correct as of this writing, but can be subject to change; please double check!

First, we will go through some cafes that not only have excellent coffee but also have delectable pastries or sandwiches to pair with the java. These are places to sit down and savor the offerings; some have wine as well as coffee.

MarieBette Cafe and Bakery

105 E Water St, Charlottesville
8am – 3:30pm Monday – Friday
8am – 2:30 Saturday & Sunday
MarieBette offers European-style bread, pastries, espresso, and a full menu of breakfast, brunch, and lunch items. Currently, indoor seating is available at the Water Street location only.

Cake Bloom

705 W Main St, Charlottesville
Hours vary by season, but currently:
10 am – 8 pm Wednesdays & Thursdays
10 am –  9pm Fridays & Saturdays
11 am – 3 pm Sundays
Cake Bloom has a cake and bubbles bar. What does that mean? There is a rotating selection of cakes by the slice, sweet and savory boards, coffee, and sparkling wine. There are special tastings on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Oakhurst Inn Cafe and Espresso Bar

1616 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville
7 am – 2 pm Monday – Friday 
8 am – 2 pm Saturday & Sunday
The Oakhurst Inn Cafe is a neighborhood eatery serving breakfast, brunch, and lunch with freshly baked pastries, locally roasted coffees, and dishes that reflect a fresh take on Southern classics.

The Pie Chest

119 4th St NE, Charlottesville
9 am – 4 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday
9 am – 2 pm Wednesday
The Pie Chest offers from-scratch sweet and savory pies, with multiple options daily. Relax and enjoy a great cup of coffee with “quaint humble and delicious comfort in a slice.”

Paradox Pastry

313 2nd St SE, Charlottesville
8 am – 3 pm Tuesday – Friday
8 am – 1 pm Saturday
Located in the Warehouse District, Paradox exudes an urban vibe. You will find an extensive selection of European baked goods, sandwiches, soups, croissants, and muffins. Relax and enjoy an espresso and good company.

C’Ville Coffee and Wine

1301 Harris St, Charlottesville
8:30 am – 3:30 pm Monday – Saturday
9:30 am – 3:30 pm Sunday
C’Ville Coffee and Wine is a favorite student hangout for breakfast or lunch, a coffee fix, and sometimes a glass of wine.

Mostly Coffee

If you are just looking for locally roasted specialty coffee, here is a list of our favorites. There are multiple locations of these fabulous roasters, but all will give you an exceptional cup of coffee.

Mudhouse Coffee Roaster

Mudhouse is totally proud of its certification as Q graders for the Coffee Quality Institute. The owners bring that quality to the beans roasted locally.

Shenandoah Joe Coffee Roasters

Shenandoah Joe roasts their coffee by hand in a “San Franciscan” 25 lb batch roaster. They have been roasting coffee in Charlottesville since 1993, and currently offer over 25 varieties of specialty/boutique/gourmet coffee.

Greenberry’s Coffee Roasters

Greenberry’s owners studied under Alfred Peet of Peet’s Coffee and Jamie Anderson of Anderson Coffee. They have learned the craft of perfecting the art of a dark roast without any trace of bitterness.

Grit Coffee

The owners of Grit Coffee like to say that their coffee provides the fuel for others who blaze their own paths, just as they did. They offer single-origin beans, as well as signature blends.

Milli Coffee Roaster 

Milli was created to be a community space where all can gather amid the intoxicating tastes and aromas of coffee. They roast in-house in small batches creating unique profiles for regular and espresso drinks.

Rocket Coffee

Rocket Coffee moved to downtown Charlottesville from Crozet in 2020. Their fun flavors include the Buzz Aldrin (coffee with a shot of espresso) and the Milky Way (an out-of-this-galaxy blend of chocolate, caramel, and hazelnut).

Did you know that there were so many coffee house options around Charlottesville? After a perfect night’s sleep at the Foxfield Inn, while you are out and about during the day, there are multiple choices for that caffeine pick-me-up. What sounds better? Coffee and pie? Coffee and cake? Coffee and an artisan sandwich? You can find any and all of them at the best coffee houses near Charlottesville, VA.

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