10 Cafes In Arlington, Virginia

cafes in arlington

Nestled on the southwestern bank of the Potomac River, Arlington is a modern, densely populated enclave that’s home to famous military landmarks such as the Pentagon and the Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington is also known as one of the most walkable cities in the entire country, thanks to its comprehensive public transport system and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure. With more than 49 miles (78.9 km) of walking and biking trails, you’re definitely going to need a break if you want to explore the entire city on foot. Here are 10 cafes in Arlington to take a break from all the walking.

1. Blümen Café

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Blümen Café is a cozy, unassuming cafe located along Wilson Boulevard with a European-inspired space. They serve coffee, home-made pastries and an impressive selection of more than 20 teas. Its collection of organic teas are specially imported from Asia and come served in cute little teapots with a warmer that keeps the tea hot until your last sip. Order one of their cookies or deliciously rich cakes to complement your drink. With its casual, laidback vibes and reasonably priced treats, it’s definitely a great place to relax.

Blümen Café

Address: 2607 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA

Website: Blümen Café

Opening hours: 8 AM - 10 PM from Monday to Wednesday, 9 AM - 10 PM on Thursday, 8 AM - 11 PM on Friday and Saturday, 10 AM - 8 PM on Sunday

Price: 11 - 30 USD

2. Mocha Café & Pastry

Run by a mother-daughter team hailing from Iran, Mocha Café & Pastry is a quaint little corner that serves authentic Middle Eastern-inspired fare. Don’t leave without trying their specialty, the Mixed Special Persian Pizza - a huge, richly flavored pie topped with beef, mushrooms, olives and bell peppers that is just as delightful as its American counterpart. They also offer a variety of drinks, including unique flavors like the saffron shake and honey cinnamon latte (that tastes as good as it sounds!). Definitely drop by this cafe if you’re craving a taste of Persian street food in the Virginian suburbs.

Mocha Café & Pastry

Address: 2720 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA

Website: Mocha Café & Pastry

Opening hours: 7 AM - 9 PM from Monday to Thursday, 7 AM - 10 PM on Friday, 8 AM - 10 PM on Saturday, 9 AM - 8 PM on Sunday

Price: 11 - 30 USD

3. Northside Social Coffee & Wine

A chic cafe and classy, intimate wine bar packed in one hipster venue, there’s no other way to describe Northside Social - it’s cool. It’s a cool place to hang out, grab brunch, or get some work done (although the cafe downstairs can get rather packed at times). Definitely try their poached eggs, a fluffy, oozy delight that comes with most sandwiches on the breakfast menu. They also have a great selection of drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and pastries to choose from, including gluten-free options. Once you’re done with brunch, you can always head upstairs to the wine bar for some evening entertainment. The versatility of this social hangout venue makes Northside Social the perfect place to chill out for an entire day.

Northside Social Coffee & Wine

Address: 3211 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA

Website: Northside Social Coffee & Wine

Opening hours: 6 AM - 10 PM from Monday to Wednesday, 6 AM - 11 PM on Thursday, 6 AM - 12 AM on Friday, 7 AM - 12 AM on Saturday, 7 AM - 10 PM on Sunday

Price: 11 - 30 USD

4. Chill Zone Coffee

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Chill Zone Coffee definitely lives up to its name. A cozy, artfully designed space with wooden tables, pillows and communal, Japanese-style floor seating, it’s a great place to kick back and relax over a cuppa. It also has an extensive drink menu, from Vietnamese coffee, taro boba to standard fare coffee. The cafe also serves a decent rendition of Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches and pho.

Chill Zone Coffee

Address: 2442 N Harrison St, Arlington, VA 22207, USA

Website: Chill Zone Coffee

Opening hours: 1 PM - 9 PM on Monday, 8 AM - 9 PM from Tuesday to Friday, 9 AM - 10 PM on Saturday, 9 AM - 8 PM on Sunday

Price: Below 10 USD

5. BeanGood! Coffee Pub

Conveniently located in within Colonial Village, BeanGood! Coffee Pub is a great space to hang out and people watch. It’s a small, charmingly decorated spot that’s great for hangouts or work sessions - there are ample space, free wifi, and a very welcoming atmosphere. Food-wise, it serves standard cafe fare such as muffins, cookies, and sandwiches, although its drinks are sourced from local vendors.

BeanGood! Coffee Pub

Address: 1737 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209, USA

Website: BeanGood! Coffee Pub

Opening hours: 6.30 AM - 8 PM daily, closed on Monday

Price: Under 10 USD

6. Paramount Café

A small, sparsely decorated space nestled below the Paramount Apartments complex, Paramount Café looks every bit like your neighborhood convenience store. They offer a little bit of everything - from snacks and drinks to cigarettes and medication. Their sandwiches, however, are a notch above convenience-store quality. Delicious and freshly prepared, they’re definitely worth a try.

Paramount Café

Address: 1425 S Eads St, Arlington, VA 22243, USA

Website: Paramount Café

Opening hours: 10 AM - 6 PM from Monday to Thursday, 10 AM - 5 PM on Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM on Saturday, closed on Sunday

Price: Under 10 USD

7. Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar and Eatery

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Have a taste of Café du Monde’s famous beignets from New Orleans at Bayou. Dusted with a thick coating of powdered sugar, you have to take extra care when eating the beignets, which is impossible when you’re trying to devour it as fast as you can. Other New Orleans-themed cuisine offered by Bayou are its gumbo, po-boy sandwiches and specialty coffee. Being a counter-service cafe, however, seating can be pretty limited at times. Nevertheless, Bayou is a taste of New Orleans situated in the heart of Virginia, right from its name down to its funky New Orleans-inspired decor.

Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar and Eatery

Address: 1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA

Website: Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar and Eatery

Opening hours: 7 AM - 7 PM from Monday to Friday, 8AM - 6 PM on Saturday, 8 AM - 4 PM on Sunday

Price: 11 - 30 USD

8. Uptown Café

Uptown Café is a small hole-in-the-wall that prides itself on its freshly prepared sandwiches and wraps. They also have Korean cuisine on the menu, which brings some variety to the food scene in the area. The bibimbap, made with fresh vegetables, tender meat and drizzled with hot sauce, is a hit with many customers. It’s a good place to stop by if you’re craving Korean food on a budget.

Uptown Café

Address: 3865 Wilson Blvd, Suite 175, Arlington, VA 22203, USA

Website: Uptown Café

Opening hours: 7 AM - 4 PM from Monday to Friday, 10.30 AM - 3 PM on Saturday, closed on Sunday

Price: Under 10 USD

9. Republik Coffee Bar

Republik Coffee Bar takes its coffee very seriously, and it shows. They boast globally-sourced and sustainable coffee beans. The nitro cold brews are thick, smooth and flavorful, albeit on the pricey side. Pastry-wise, the menu selection isn’t as extensive, although their drinks more than make up for it. With a spacious interior and chill atmosphere, Republik is a hipster coffee joint that’s a great place for all the coffee connoisseurs out there to chill at.

Republik Coffee Bar

Address: 4401 Wilson Blvd #103, Arlington, VA 22203, USA

Website: Republik Coffee Bar

Opening hours: 7 AM - 7 PM from Monday to Friday, 7 AM - 6 PM on Saturday and Sunday

Price: 11 - 30 USD

10. Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Commonwealth Joe is another artisanal coffee joint that prides themselves for introducing nitro cold brew on tap to caffeine-starved office workers. They have an extensive drinks menu with a variety of roasts from dark to light and many different types of coffee - drip, nitro brew and even carbonated. The industrial mod vibes of this coffee joint, complete with free wifi, also make it a very conducive space for studying and working.

Commonwealth Joe

Address: 520 12th St S Suite 150, Arlington, VA 22202, USA

Website: Commonwealth Joe

Opening hours: 6 AM - 6 PM from Monday to Friday, 7 AM - 6 PM from Saturday to Sunday

Price: 11 - 30 USD

Explore the many great cafes in Arlington

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Tired from walking around America’s most walkable city? Arlington has many great cafes that has you covered, because what better way is there to explore the city than with a coffee in hand?

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