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! 

Photo above, credit @lunamedia_va

The Big Wisky Porch

Big Wisky

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. 

Norfolk Kayaks

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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.

Kobros Coffee

KOBROS Coffee - Crowdriff Photo@kari_j, Instagram

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. 

Naci's Corner Cafe

A close-up of some fresh pastry at Naci's Corner Cafe using their in-house phyllo dough.

Who would turn down authentically original hand-stretched phyllo dough made from scratch daily? Naci's Corner Cafe is the newest Mediterranean restaurant to join Norfolk's food scene. Jale, owner and chef, uses recipes her late husband brought over from Turkey to inspire her menu today! 

Tales Aboard History

A tour guide narrates the area history on a Rover Cruises boat ride.

Rover Cruises and Norfolk Tour Company are proud to bring narrated storytelling experiences to American Rover Sailing Cruises. NTC researchers have curated the most interesting local lore — focusing on the industries, everyday lives, maritime activities, and historical events that took place in Downtown Norfolk, Downtown Portsmouth and along the Elizabeth River.

Virginia Cheese Co.

The Virginia Cheese Co. is a great place to find excellent cheese and wine pairings.@virginiawineguy, Instagram

Finally, a store dedicated to cheese! Located amongst the cobblestone streets of Norfolk you will find the newly opened Virginia Cheese Company. Their cut-to-order cheese counter offers decadent selections to pair with a bottle of wine, as it is also a wine shop and you can create a cheese board of your dreams. Grab a focaccia sandwich or baguette to go and you may taste the familiarity in the bread, they source their artisanal breads from Bakehouse at Chelsea and La Brioche.

COVA Brewing Co.

customer holds an iced coffee from COVA Brewing Co. in Norfolk.

The newest brewery to open its doors in Norfolk doubles as a beachside coffee house. COVA provides you with liquid energy in the morning and liquid courage at night. 

Gallagher

An example of the custom-made clothes available at Gallagher in Selden Market.

The latest sister-duo clothing boutique to plant roots in Selden Market, just opened their doors. Their clothes are made-to-order from sustainable materials with benefits like less washing all while remaining stylish and comfortable for women.