Best Richmond coffee shops in Virginia

The 7 Best Coffee Shops in Richmond

Whether your morning routine requires a pour-over, drip coffee, espresso or even a cup of tea, finding a great café is key to a great jolt. These best coffee shops in Richmond, Virginia are the ones to visit.

Stop in and don’t forget to order a pastry too.

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1. Ironclad Coffee Roasters

This is one dreamy coffee shop. Ironclad is home to a comfortable yet beautiful atmosphere. The mid-century modern shop features tons of light, plants and whitewashed exposed brick. There’s always a daily batch of baked goodies like scones, muffins, donuts and cupcakes.

The menu ranges from classic stand-bys like espresso drinks and brewed coffee to seasonal specialties as well as teas, fruit juices and smoothies.

The 7 best Richmond coffee shops in Virginia

2. Rostov’s Coffee&Tea

This long-time go-to coffee and tea shop serves their in-house roasted beans as well as a wide range of teas. The café is just a part of the entire shop, which sells its beans and loose-leaf teas. Here you’ll also find mugs, filters and any other coffee apparatus you might need to elevate your home coffee brewing.

The 7 best Richmond coffee shops in Virginia

3. Brewer’s Cafe

This locally-owned and operated café serves up pastries and light breakfast bites. There’s plenty of outdoor seating, though the cozy shop is easy to settle into as well. Order a breakfast sandwich on a bagel or a cinnamon bun donut alongside a cortado for an excellent start to the day.

The 7 best Richmond coffee shops in Virginia

4. Sefton Coffee Company

This local outfit is the coffee shop to visit for specialty coffees, lattes and teas. They’re only open on weekdays, which means your workdays just got a little brighter even though you might miss these drinks on the weekend. The drip coffee is top-notch, though you can’t go wrong with the Tumeric latte either.

5. Whisk

This cosy french inspired coffee shop is the perfect place to get your caffeine fix and maybe even a sweet treat too! They have a wonderful assortment of pastries, and they even offer some of their baked goods pre-made so you take them home and bake them yourself.

What makes whisk so popular is their delicious homemade syrups. During the summer they have flavours like honey lavender, and for the colder months opt for their coconut almond.

6. Pop’s Market on Grace

This large and inviting space has lots of light and both tables and couch areas for sitting. The perfect spot to catch up on some work or with a friend.

If you’re looking for a good cup of coffee and some amazing food, then you have to stop by Pop’s. As the name implies, you can also grab wine, freshly baked bread, and other food items while you’re here.

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7. The Lab by Alchemy Coffee

This trendy coffee shop is sleek and clean with a light and airy atmosphere. They offer an array of gourmet coffee options ranging from classic drinks to cold press coffees and a chai and chocolate section on the menu.

Try the cold press latte for something other than your regular espresso drink.

Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a freelance travel journalist dividing her time between the United States and the Western Balkans.

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