Get Buzzed! Great Coffee Shops in Williamsburg

These hot spots are perfect for your morning or afternoon jolt of Joe!

The credit for saying that humanity runs on coffee has been lost to time, but that doesn't make the axiom any less true.

A cup or two is no longer just a morning thing. It's a daylong passion. Good coffee shops offer more than just a jolt of Joe.  They're places to work, socialize, and do a little people watching.

Here are the best places in the Greater Williamsburg area to get your hot — or iced — Java and enjoy a break from the daily grind.

Start out right or grab a mid-day or evening treat at Aromas Coffeehouse, Bakery and Fresh Cafe in Williamsburg, which serves great coffee roasted in house daily. You'll also discover every kind of breakfast, including select sandwiches, fresh omelets, and a crazy quilt of baked goods. Grab a chair at a comfortable table inside or sit outside and watch people strolling by.    

Tucked away in downtown Williamsburg, Blackbird Bakery, a production of local chef David Everett, showcases the best of local sweets including a white chocolate truffle, a giant oatmeal cookie, or your favorite artisan loaf. And, of course, there's fresh-brewed coffee. This is where you will find the famous Death by Chocolate cake also served at The Trellis that had Martha Stewart salivating. What's better than coffee and chocolate? Nothing, right?

Looking for a little history with your coffee? Check out Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters in a national park building, the Cole Digges House, on Main Street in Yorktown. It’s open from Wednesday through Sunday roasting and serving fair trade, organic, or Rainforest Alliance-certified coffee. You can enjoy it hot, cold brewed on tap, or anything in between.

Cupcakes, pies, ice cream, and cookies made fresh daily take center stage at Justified Bakeshop in Williamsburg, but intensify that sugar rush with a shot of caffeine. The shop offers unique blends of light- and dark-roasted coffee as well as tea and kombucha. 

The family that makes donuts together...makes the sweetest of treats. At Emily’s Donuts and Cafe, the donuts are homemade by a family crazy about making the best they can. Choose from more than two dozen varieties including maple bacon, glazed vanilla, caramel sea salt and all the usual suspects including chocolate frosted, Boston cream and blueberry. Of course, there's coffee — all kinds of coffee, including a variety of espresso drinks and sweet-tooth favorites like cinnamon dolce and chocolate stout with dark caramel and hazelnut. 

After communing with your coffee and fellow caffeine-aholics, explore the secrets of Greater Williamsburg, and the family fun things to do. Then plan your visit today.


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