Coffee and Desserts
Norfolk has a happening Coffeehouse scene. Many Norfolk 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. Borjo Coffeehouse near Old Dominion University offers a menu of salads, sandwiches, Paninis, and breakfast is served all day. 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 & fig sandwich and charcuterie cheese board. Stop by Hummingbird Macarons and Desserts, located next door to Cure, for macaron ice cream sandwich. Downtown you’ll find the cozy aLatté Café and the newly opened Java Surf Café & Espresso bar. For homemade lemon bars, chocolate praline cakes, cinnamon rolls, brownies and more, stop by Chocollage.