If you’re anything like me then your morning doesn’t start until you have a good cup of coffee. This doesn’t mean we have the same taste in coffee though. Often, this is the situation that happens when you have a large group of friends and family on vacation.
The solution to this problem is simple: hit up the local café to soothe every coffee drinkers pallet! The great news is that you’re in Sandbridge and you have a multitude of cafes to choose from in the surrounding areas. With so many choices it can be overwhelming, so I’ve compiled a list of a few of my favorite spots for you to try.
Within 15 minutes of your Sandbridge Vacation Rental
Baja Restaurant & Coffee Co
Since you’re staying in Sandbridge it’s only right to start in Sandbridge. Baja Restaurant will be your closest option to get a good cup of coffee. Located with an amazing view of Back Bay you will find yourself sipping a cup of coffee in total bliss! Baja Coffee Co is open Tuesday through Sunday between 6:30 am and Noon. From the coffee of the day to a nitro cold brew, they are sure to have something everyone will enjoy in the morning. Grab yourself a breakfast wrap or cinnamon roll to top of the experience.
The Bee & The Biscuit
Located about 15 minutes down the road in Pungo is my all-time favorite breakfast spot… The Bee & The Biscuit. It is normal to wait anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour for a table, but if you can hold out it’s well worth the wait! They have the best espresso drinks I have ever had. Their specialty lattes include Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Honey Lavender, Lucky Charms, or Latte of the Day. They have cappuccinos, macchiatos, and a custom blend morning buzz coffee that is fresh and organic. While you wait for your table (and amazing cup of coffee) enjoy the large outdoor seating area that includes; multiple fire pits, plenty of seating, board games, and even a full-service bar. Before you leave make sure to try a homemade biscuit with the local strawberry jam and honey butter!
Our next coffee shop happens to be next door neighbors with The Bee & The Biscuit, Sawdust Road. From the moment you walk in the door you will know it will be a pleasant experience just from the well decorated interior. You will be able to please all kinds of coffee drinkers here! Grab a cold brew of the day or an amazing latte. Which every style coffee you choose you will be left 100% satisfied. They even have iced teas, loose-leaf teas, and freshly squeezed juices!
Within 35 minutes of your
Sandbridge Vacation Rental
Don’t be confused when you enter Commune and immediately see a long table running down the center of the cafe. Commune is a sustainable eatery that serves local, organic, seasonal, sustainable fare in an open concept and community seating style. As different as this may seem to you, you will not think twice about it when you try their amazing coffee. I highly recommend the burnt honey and lavender iced latte if you like to try new things. And for all the people in your group that may not be coffee drinkers they have locally grown tea as well!
I recently tried May’s Parlor for the first time, and I fell in love. If you can’t tell by now my preference is a good iced latte and boy do they have a good one. This is one of the smaller locations on this list but don’t let that turn you away. They have everything from “regular coffee” to Americanos, Macchiatos, and Cappuccinos. They also have seasonal teas and chai tea lattes. The atmosphere is exactly what a coffee shop should be in my opinion; walk in, smell the sweet aroma of fresh espresso, order, and take your perfectly made coffee to go. They do have some tables if your looking to sit with some family or friends, but the seating is limited. PRO TIP: There is free parking around the back!
Bad Ass Coffee Company of Hawaii
Last but not least is our most unique café on the list, Bad Ass Coffee. This is a Hawaiian coffee shop here in Virginia Beach! With 25 franchise store locations across the country and internationally, stop in ours for the best tasting cup of pure, authentic Hawaiian coffee, blended coffee drinks, teas, and other tasty delights. Their Kona Coffee is grown on the mountain slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa volcanos, coffee from the Kona Region of The Big Island develops its signature taste from tropical sun-drenched mornings and misty afternoons. The end result is a coffee that is delicate yet flavorful, medium-bodied, slightly acidic and has a deliciously rich aroma.
Virginia Beach as a whole is flooded with great coffee shops and cafes and this list is in no way “The Best”, but they are some of my favorites and a great starting point to a great cup of coffee. With all of these amazing options how will you ever choose which place to go? if it was me, I’d make sure to check them all out! Let us know in the comments what your favorite Virginia Beach coffee shop is…