Virginia Beach is one of the top tourist spots on the East Coast in the summer. After enjoying the refreshing Atlantic waters, step into one of the best coffee shops in Virginia Beach.
This guest post guide shows you nine of the very best cafes in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Drinking coffee while watching a beautiful sunrise is truly one of the best things to do in Virginia Beach!
And, while this is a guest post from Bill and Kayla from The Wandering RV, as a Virginian, I have personally visited many of them and can vouch for them all!
There is so much more to Virginia Beach than just beautiful beaches!
Best Cafes and Coffee Shops in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Looking for the best coffee shops in Virginia Beach?
Look no further. I LOVE coffee and working at cafes, so every time I am in VA Beach, I head out to explore new ones (or some of my old favorites).
Without further ado, here are my favorite coffee shops, complete with practical information and a few tips for visiting.
Note: These coffee shops are in no particular order. I like them all!
Three Ships Coffee Roasters
Three Ships Coffee Roasters is one of the best-reviewed cafes in Virginia Beach! Just a few blocks from the coastline, this is a perfect place to grab a snack and a coffee before or after a long day relaxing on the beach.
The owners, Brad and Amy, are cool people who pay great attention to detail – they even do all the roasting in-house for coffee purity!
You can find Three Ships Coffee Roasters at 607 19th Street in the ViBe Creative District in Virginia Beach. They also have a coffee shop in Norfolk (and a second one in VA Beach).
For more information, visit their Website.
Food? All Day, Brunch
Laptop-Friendly? Yes, they have free wi-fi. However, the tables are somewhat small and space is limited, so a long time spent working there isn’t exactly optimal.
Bad Ass Coffee
Bad Ass Coffee is another great cafe in Virginia Beach! This relaxing coffee shop brings you a taste of Hawaii right in Virginia.
They serve mainly Hawaiian blends straight from the islands. The best part is that it isn’t just straight coffee, they also do cold brews, espressos, AeroPress, and more. Come enjoy a great cup of coffee on the patio!
You can visit them at 619 18th St in Virginia Beach. For more information, visit their Website.
Food? All Day, Brunch
Laptop-Friendly? While I didn’t try the WiFi, it is still a great place to enjoy a great cup of coffee and your favorite book.
Roast Rider Coffee & Tea
Roast Rider is perfect for the coffee connoisseur. Not only do they talk about the country of origin, but they also delve so much deeper into the coffee-drinking experience.
They talk about everything from the elevation and micro-lots to artisan blends. These guys really know their stuff. In addition to great coffee, they also serve great tea and food from local partners!
You can find them at 1554 Laskin Rd #116 in Virginia Beach. For more information, visit their Website.
Food? All Day, Desserts, vegan options, and more. Be sure to try their Boujee Bento Boxes for super healthy and fresh food on the fly that is exclusive only to Roast Rider.
Also don’t forget to indulge in their housemade, organic lavender syrup that can be found in the Lil’ Wayne Chicken Salad (what a name- I am SOLD).
Laptop-Friendly? WiFi is available and free! Just be aware that space is limited as the tables are not the biggest.
Java Surf is a breakfast and lunch cafe in Virginia Beach that serves amazing coffee. The whole place is surf-themed and has a very chill vibe.
They offer quite a bit from old-school cappuccinos and lattes to new wave macchiatos and flat whites, as well as a pretty hearty menu of breakfast and lunch favorites.
One of the best parts: they use local and organic produce when they can and have a health-conscious menu! Eat and caffeinate away!
This is definitely a must-see coffee shop in Virginia Beach and the perfect place to hang up your surfing wetsuits to dry while you sip on a bit of delicious coffee!
You can find them at 1807 Mediterranean Ave in Virginia Beach.
Food? All Day, Breakfast and Lunch
Laptop-Friendly? WiFi is available but I recommend focusing on the coffee and food instead of working because their menu is delicious!
Lynnhaven Coffee Company
Lynnhaven Coffee Company is a higher-end cafe. Think European bistro making an appearance in Virginia Beach. They offer a wide variety of coffee drinks as well as a few teas.
You can pair your coffee with one of their many specialties, like the Gravlax Plate or a Caprese Panini.
Another thing that makes this Virginia Beach coffee shop unique is that they have their own dedicated roasting facility located only a few blocks away from their building.
You can find them at 2945 Shore Dr in Virginia Beach. For more information, visit their Website.
Food? All Day, Brunch
Laptop-Friendly? Free WiFi is available and they have decent-sized tables for working.
Culture Coffee and Tea Bar
Culture Coffee and Tea Bar is a locally owned coffee shop in Virginia Beach that prides itself on being hip and third-wave.
They offer everything from drip and iced drip coffees to all of the espresso favorites. That’s not all! They even have smoothies and teas.
My favorite pairing is a latte with a strawberry-topped and cream cheese drizzled waffle. If that doesn’t suit your fancy, they have a variety of sandwiches available as well!
You can find them at 1314 Kempsville Road in Virginia Beach.
Food? All Day, Brunch
Laptop-Friendly? Free WiFi is available but there is limited table space. If you are fine working with your laptop on your lap, then you’re golden.
Cafe Moka is a coffee lover’s dream. They have a huge drink selection that includes the standard drip coffee to specialty drinks.
My personal favorite was their Toasted S’More Latte. The vibe is very relaxed making it a great place to catch up with friends or get a little reading done.
You can find them at 1000 Regent University Drive in Virginia Beach. For more information, visit their Website.
Laptop-Friendly? Great, quiet place to work and take advantage of some free WiFi!
Pourfavor is a unique hidden gem that Kayla and I stumbled upon during our adventure in Virginia Beach. It was a great experience overall and I got to try a variety of coffees with their Coffee Flight.
It was a great choice for my moment of indecision because it comes with four different coffees that I got to pick. Another huge perk is that they offer adult beverage options for people over 21. The actual atmosphere was very hip and modern.
The employees were warm and friendly. The best part was that it was quiet even when the cafe got busy!
You can find them at 5705 Lynnhaven Pkwy Ste 108 in Virginia Beach. For more information, visit their Facebook Page.
Food? All day, Breakfast and Sandwiches
Laptop-Friendly? Tons of table space to take advantage of the free WiFi, and quiet enough to get some work done!
Town Center Cold Pressed
Town Center Cold Pressed prides itself on maintaining balance to promote a healthy lifestyle. Since I strive to live that healthy lifestyle, I had to see what this place was all about.
I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did this place offer coffee, but they also had so much more from healthy food options to protein shakes and smoothies.
I tried the Macchiato Latte with their Chicken and Waffles. I was in heaven! When we decide to go back to Virginia Beach, this will definitely be on our list of stops.
With a casual, trendy atmosphere and a great menu, there is no passing it up.
You can find them at 168 Central Park Ave in Virginia Beach. For more information, visit their Website.
Food? All day, Healthy Brunch
Laptop-Friendly? With plenty of tables and free WiFi, it is definitely laptop-friendly!
The Best Way to Explore Virginia Beach
That’s all for our list of the best coffee shops in Virginia Beach! Have you already planned your visit to Virginia?
If not, I HIGHLY recommend renting an RV there as accommodation can get rather expensive during the high season (summer).
What are your favorite places to grab a coffee in Virginia Beach? Let me know in the comments below!
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Megan is a travel blogger and writer with a background in digital marketing. Originally from Richmond, VA, she has lived all around the world (including Germany, Finland, Norway, etc) but her heart always finds its way back to Virginia. This blog is to help encourage travelers to explore the great state of VA… and its wonderful neighbors! Megan has written for or been featured by National Geographic, Forbes, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s Travel, the New York Times, and more. She has visited 45 US states and 100+ countries… and wholeheartedly believes that Brunswick Stew is probably the greatest food to ever exist.