9 Tasty (and Cool!) Cafes and Coffee Shops in Virginia Beach

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Virginia Beach is one of the top tourist spots on the East Coast in the summers. 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 to a beautiful sunrise truly is 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. Kayla and I LOVE coffee and working at cafes, so when we visited VB in our Virginia Beach RV rental, we did our research and tried a bunch of places!

Here are our favorite coffee shops, complete with hours of operation, contact info, and more!

Note: These coffee shops are in no particular order. We like them all!

Best cafes and coffee shops in Virginia Beach
Best cafes and coffee shops in Virginia Beach

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!

Hours of Operation:

Sun: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Mon: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tue: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thu: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

You can find Three Ships Coffee Roasters at 607 19th Street in the ViBe Creative District in Virginia 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 long time spent working there isn’t exactly optimal.

Best cafes in Virginia Beach, VA
Best cafes in Virginia Beach, VA

Bad Ass Coffee

Bad Ass Coffee is another great cafe in Virginia Beach! This relaxing coffee shop brings you a taste of Oahu 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!

Hours of Operation:

Thu: 6AM–6PM
Fri: 6AM–6PM
Sat: 6AM–6PM
Sun:7AM–5PM
Mon: 6AM–6PM
Tue: 6AM–6PM
Wed: 6AM–6PM

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.

Bad Ass Coffee in Virginia Beach
Bad Ass Coffee in Virginia Beach

 

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!

Hours of Operation:

Thu: 7AM–6PM
Fri: 7AM–6PM
Sat: 8AM–6PM
Sun: 8AM–6PM
Mon: 7AM–6PM
Tue: 7AM–6PM
Wed: 7AM–6PM

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.

Roast Rider Coffee in VA Beach
Roast Rider Coffee in VB // Photo courtesy of Lexie Hand

Java Surf

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!

Hours of Operation:

Thu: 7AM–3PM
Fri: 7AM–3PM
Sat: 8AM–3PM
Sun: 8AM–3PM
Mon: 7AM–3PM
Tue: 7AM–3PM
Wed: 7AM–3PM

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.

Hours of Operation:

Thu: 6AM–5PM
Fri: 6AM–5PM
Sat: 6AM–5PM
Sun: 6AM–5PM
Mon: 6AM–5PM
Tue: 6AM–5PM
Wed: 6AM–5PM

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.

Lynnhaven Coffee Company in VA Beach
Lynnhaven Coffee Company in VA Beach

 

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!

Hours of Operation:

Mon: 6:30 am – 3:00 pm
Tue: 6:30 am – 3:00 pm
Wed: 6:30 am – 3:00 pm
Thu: 6:30 am – 3:00 pm
Fri: 6:30 am – 3:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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.

Culture Cafe and Tea Bar in VB
Culture Cafe and Tea Bar in VB

 

Cafe Moka

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.

Hours of Operation:

Mon: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tue: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

You can find them at 1000 Regent University Drive in Virginia Beach. For more information, visit their Website.

Food? None

Laptop-Friendly? Great, quiet place to work and take advantage of some free WiFi!

Cafe Moka in Virginia Beach
Cafe Moka in Virginia Beach

Pourfavor

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!

Hours of Operation:

Mon: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tue: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

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!

Pourfavor Coffee Shop in Virginia Beach
Pourfavor Coffee Shop in Virginia Beach

 

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 coffees, 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.

Hours of Operation:

Mon: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tue: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Wed: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Thu: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Fri: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sat: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Sun: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

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!

Other Virginia Coffee Shops Nearby

We are going to try having guides soon for all cities and towns in the Tidewater area but we haven’t had a chance to publish them yet!

However, if you happen to be hanging around Portsmouth, be sure not to miss out on The Coffee Shoppe!

They offer an artistic atmosphere in the old town where the focus is delicious coffee and out-of-this-world pastries and small bites. Definitely opt for a cinnamon bun to accompany your coffee!

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. Kayla and I rented an RV during our visit and it was awesome.

The Virginia Beach coffee shops gave us a nice improvement from campground wifi, and we got an incredible beach-front view from our living room!

What are your favorite places to grab a coffee in Virginia Beach? Let us know in the comments below!

Note:  When I am on the road, I always bring a Keep Cup with me and an Aeropress with all of its accessories. 

While I love supporting local cafes and independent businesses, it can get expensive after a while if you travel as much as I do!  You can shop my travel coffee kit below, including stainless steel straws for cold brews.

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2 thoughts on “9 Tasty (and Cool!) Cafes and Coffee Shops in Virginia Beach

  1. Jasmine says:

    This list is gonna really come in handy during my next day trip to VA Beach! Another fantastic spot that didn’t make the list is American Brew off of E. Stratford, on the north side in Chick’s Beach!

    • Megan Starr says:

      Ohhh noted! Thanks for the tip! I was supposed to get back in November but due to COVID it is looking like 2022 – can’t wait to update this guide with some new places and findings!!

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