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Fun Virginia coffee shops

Check out these local spots this summer

Fun Virginia coffee shops

De Clieu Caprese ($6.75) from De Clieu Coffee

With summer break in full swing, there is more than enough time for exploring and taking fun vacations. If you happen to find yourself traveling through Virginia, check out these fun coffee shops.

Mom & Pop

Address: 2909 District Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031

Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Transportation: Car

Mom & Pop is located in the center of the Mosaic District, which is the hottest new area in northern Virginia. The first thing to notice about the coffee shop is that it’s completely surrounded by windows, which brings in a lot of light for a pleasant dining experience. The atmosphere is very homey, but the glass panel walls give it a sleek, modern look. In addition to coffee brews, Mom & Pop provides sandwiches like grilled cheese and roast beef, salads such as the smoked chicken salad, and a variety of quiches, including asparagus and swiss or bacon and cheddar.

The staff is very friendly and provides good customer service. Baristas take their time brewing the coffee, making sure the drink is perfect. They always have a smile on their faces and greet every customer. The coffee shop itself is not too big, but it provides a beautiful outdoor seating area which is perfect for a warm summer day. The outdoor seating is right next to the water fountains, and the shop has free wi-fi, making for a perfect setting to get work done while enjoying a nice evening. It's a place that will make you want to sit and stay awhile.

Bean Bar

Address: 1601 Village Market Blvd SE, Leesburg, VA 20175

Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Transportation: Car

The Bean Bar is located in the Village at Leesburg. It has a funky but inviting and cozy atmosphere. The cafe is decorated with colorful chandeliers and features the work of local artists, which are available for purchase. The decor is unique, delicate and pretty, especially the cute fireplace. There's ample seating at the bar with some nice couches, sofa chairs and various small tables for lounging and getting work done, but the service is also quick enough to grab-and-go.

For coffee, Bean Bar offers cappuccinos, lattes, macchiatos and espressos. Alcoholic drinks and wine can also be purchased at the bar. For snacks, it has a variety of options such as scones, macaroons, biscotti and pies. For a fuller meal, they serve paninis, deli rolls and sandwiches. The coffee shop has partnered up with some local businesses, such as the Cardinal Bakery, Madcap Coffee, Trickling Springs Creamery and Sugar Pig Sweets to provide the drinks and snacks. Don't forget to sign up for their loyalty program by providing your name and number to the cashier, and anytime you spend $50, a $5 gift card is awarded.

De Clieu Coffee & Sandwiches

Address: 4001, 10389 B Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030

Hours: 6:30 a.m-9 p.m

Transportation: Car

De Clieu is a corner spot coffee shop in Old Town Fairfax, near George Mason University. The coffee shop is filled with natural light from the multiple windows, making it bright and spacious. There are plenty of places to lounge around, study, mingle with friends and enjoy your beverage. The chalkboard menu lists all of the shop’s beverages, sandwiches and pastries. A delicious combo to try out the first time are the Belgian Waffles and a Honey Cream Latte. It also has grab and go items for busy students and professionals. The staff works its magic to make your beverage, in addition to being very friendly.

De Clieu is a cute addition to Old Town Fairfax, which is always a nice venue to check out. The town offers a variety of local restaurants, boutiques and cafes. De Clieu retains the charm of a small town coffee shop while being in the middle of a city, thanks in part to the coziness of Old Town Fairfax. It's definitely a place to come and linger over a good cup of coffee with friends.

Clifton Cafe

Address: 7144 Main St, Clifton, VA 20124

Hours: 7 a.m-8 p.m

Transportation: Car

Who doesn't love an all day breakfast and brunch place? Clifton Cafe is a quaint, little cafe hidden away in the small, historic town of Clifton. Historic Clifton is such a charming area that offers local restaurants, boutiques and wineries. The best part about Clifton Café is the way it sits perfectly with the small shops located on Main Street and the amount of greenery and trees surrounding the area.

The interior of the coffee shop is very inviting, with details like chalkboards with sayings and menu specials written on them, comfy looking chairs and the friendly faces at the counter. Wine is whimsically displayed on the walls and the artwork and chalkboards are beautiful. The mix of regular wooden tables and chairs with upholstered arm chairs is chic. It's cute, quaint and provides free wi-fi. You can also sit outside under heated lamps on colder days or enjoy the breeze during summer.

A variety of coffee is offered, such as a Ying Yang Mocha, a Samoa Latte and a Raspberry Mocha. For food, Clifton Cafe is known for its crepes! They provide dessert crepes for those who have a sweet tooth, like Claudia’s Classic Nutella Crepe and Ani’s Nutty Bananaberry . For meat lovers, they also have some savory options, including Dan’s Barbarian Beef and The Italian Mob. In addition to the crepes, they also serve sandwiches and french toast. It is the perfect place to come and enjoy a hearty, American breakfast with some delicious, one-of-a-kind coffee.

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