Coffee and Desserts

Cup. Cake.

Norfolk’s local coffee shops are sure to give you the boost of caffeine you need to get through your day, and maybe a little sugar rush too! Many of our java spots feature regular musical performances and serve as a meeting point for local artists. Visitors have a variety of places to choose from where you can order a cup of joe, relax indoors or out and just chill.  Located in Norfolk’s historic Ghent district is Elliot’s Fair Grounds, the city’s oldest independent coffee shop. Not far from Elliot’s is Café Stella. Both shops serve fresh coffee, homemade foods, baked goods and sweet treats. The historic Freemason District is home to Cure Coffeehouse and Brasserie where you can order everything from a specialty coffee drink and craft beer to a turkey and fig sandwich and charcuterie cheese board. Stop by Hummingbird Macarons and Desserts in the NEON District for a macaron or a macaron ice cream sandwich to help you cool off in the Summer. For homemade lemon bars, chocolate praline cakes, cinnamon rolls, brownies and more, stop by Chocollage.

Borjo Coffeehouse

Located near ODU’s campus, Borjo offers fairly serious coffee, breakfast sandwiches, wraps, salads and bagels.
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Blanca All Day

This European-styled coffee bar is located next to its sister restaurant Blanca Food + Wine and is serving up delicious coffee, craft…
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d’Egg Diner West

Storefront cafe serving American diner fare plus several daily specials for breakfast & lunch.
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Cure Coffeehouse

You will love Cure’s house-made fare and variety of vegan and vegetarian friendly options. Pair these tasty plates with one of their…
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COVA Brewing Co.

Something’s always brewing at COVA, whether it’s coffee or beer. Their coffee selections are fair trade, and they use real…
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Coaster Coffee

Coaster Coffee is a neighborhood focused, friendly place offering customers the best prepared coffee in the area. Their coffee is…
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Coalescence

Coalescence is a nonprofit organization that seeks to give back to the city not only financially but by investing in building genuine…
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Charlie’s Cafe

Longtime local breakfast and lunch diner serving comfort fare in a corner house with funky decor.
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Best Coffee Shops in Norfolk

Coffee is an essential part of our daily routines, so we’ve rounded up the best places to get your caffeine fix in Norfolk. 

Best Desserts in Norfolk, VA

We often rave about Norfolk’s ever-growing food scene but don’t always shed light on the deliciousness that lies within the dessert section.

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