Since Norfolk is always evolving and changing, we want to make sure you don't miss out on all the new talented chefs, baristas, boutique owners or pit masters opening up businesses. Whether it is trying an innovative dish or buying a new outfit, we’re always excited to try out the new locally owned shops and restaurants. Although we cannot list every new entity that joins Norfolk's culture, we encourage you to follow along with us on social media for more openings and happenings within the city!
We will keep this content as fresh as possible and rotate out businesses as the new ones open. Be sure to check back monthly for the newest additions to our emerging city!
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Sydney Meers, owner and chef, brings his unique talent to Norfolk. His eclectic dining room is paired with a deliciously and sarcastically straightforward menu. His talents run deep, for he was a 2016 mid-Atlantic best chef semifinalist for the James Beard Award of Excellence. His flavors are just as bold as his humor and we promise there will never be a dull moment at Syd's cafe.
A beloved long-time Virginia based brewery has opened their second location in Norfolk. Nestled among delicious restaurants on Colley Avenue, Reaver Beach Brewery is most known for their IPA's and distinct sour ales. We highly suggest their legendary double IPA, Hoptopus.
Downtowns newest creatively curated brunch menu features waffles like their Down and Dirty - a savory waffle with mac and cheese, fried chicken and topped with grand mariner honey. Or try their Party Waffle - a sweet waffle filled with fruity pebbles and topped with whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles.
While Prescription Coffee is not new to Norfolk, their coffee bar is! Their locally roasted and brewed coffee has popped up at farmers markets and cafes across our region. Now, their location (or lab) is serving up some fresh brews! Sip on their newly created Thicc Rizzy - a 4 oz. latte that starts with a real ristretto shot and topped with 3 oz. of milk.
Major Phillies is dishing out classic hoagie cheesesteaks that melt in your mouth but they are also creating out-of-the-box cheesesteaks you have to try! Like their Thai Salmon Phillie or their Southwest Chicken Phillie.
The Brother’s menu brings another finer diner restaurant to the Norfolk culinary scene. Founded by an NBA referee and Norfolk native, Tony Brothers, hopes to attract all those with an adventurous palate to try his sophisticated plates.
In the heart of the Chelsea neighborhood lives a newly restored, century-old, vibrant yellow home that has been converted into a quaint inn and wine garden. Their scrumptious vegetarian menu paired with their wine list that is devoted to old-world wines makes for a unique dining experience.
Chef Stacey Cherry of Cherry-O To Go, graces Norfolk's downtown with classic southern fried dishes. Her dishes are made with love, for her teachings and inspiration for her cuisine come form her South-Carolina-born father, a steward for the Navy during the World War II.
Another café opens its doors in Norfolk but this time you can pair your latte art with a Nutella drizzled waffle. The sauces delicately top off your warm waffle and sprinkles of shredded coconut add another decadent layer of flavor. Something more savory, their Lox-Ness Monster waffle; smoked salmon, cream cheese onions and capers!
Tru by Hilton has a vibrant atmosphere - bursts of colors decorate the lobby - and is only a few feet away from the Norfolk Premium Outlets. This hotel is easy on the wallet, which is most appreciated when you're planning a shopping trip. Also centrally located to the interstate, airport and Norfolk’s beaches, Tru is the perfect option for all travelers.
Norfolk's weather stays mild into November, making outdoor patios enjoyable deep into the autumn months. Our newest covered deck, Big Wisky, offers views of the Nauticus marina and dishes up a fusion of Asian and American cuisine. The cuisine mashup reflects the areas of the world in which the Battleship Wisconsin operated in.
Explore the Lafayette River by kayak! Norfolk Kayak Rentals, located along Colley Avenue, offers single and tandem kayaks for all. Paddle along the river and enjoy the intercoastal waterways of Norfolk. The inlets are packed with sites of stunning architectural homes and magnificent sunsets only obtainable via waterway.
Located in the Railroad District and founded by the Kopack brothers, twins who so generously served our country, Kobros Coffee offers you delicious caffeine with rotating Citrus Lattes that pay homage to their home state of Florida. Kobros is a sleek and moody shop which has evening hours to fuel the caffeine addicts or coffee flavor obsessors.