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. For homemade lemon bars, chocolate praline cakes, cinnamon rolls, brownies and more, stop by Chocollage.

Apelu Island Cafe

Polynesian themed coffee shop serving pastries, breakfast sandwiches and specialty coffee drinks galore.
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Catnip Cat Cafe

Catnip Cat Cafe is a place to grab a coffee, tea or snack and spend time with cats. The cats are from local shelters and are available…
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Elliot’s Fair Grounds

Small, charming spot with deck seating for organic coffee & espresso, plus everyday light bites.
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The Stockpot Desserts

If you haven’t heard, we take custom cake orders. (Or cupcakes. Or cinnamon rolls. Or whatever treat you’re in the mood…
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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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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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