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Where would we be without coffee shops? Warm and inviting, they’re a great spot for first dates or writing or just that caffeine boost that’ll keep you going. Charlottesville is packed with comfortable coffee shops perfect for any occasion or no occasion at all.

The Workshop at the Wool Factory

With coffee from Grit and baked goods from Coucourachou and a huge warehouse space, The Workshop has everything you need for working remotely. It’s proximity to the Rivanna River and trails make it a great rest stop as well.

Petite Marie Bette

With the pastries and coffee that have made the originalMarie Bette a Charlottesville phenomenon, Petite Marie Bette on Water Street is the go-to coffee spot for Charlottesville Insiders Linnea White, Ian Dillard and Claire Kettering.


A Charlottesville coffee classic, Mudhouse on the Downtown Mall is a gathering spot for first dates, a favorite for remote work, and doubles as an art gallery for local artists. Charlottesville Insider Olivia Branch sings the praises of owners John and Lynelle.

Milli Coffee Roasters

Coffee and sweet treats. A tip from Insider Olivia Branch: try the waffles with strawberries and cream.

Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar

Prefer tea? Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar is for you. You’ll find tea from all over the planet and a menu featuring lots of vegetarian options with a Mediterranean flair. Insider Ty Cooper is drawn to the dark wood and “intimate vibe.”

Shenandoah Joe Coffee Roasters

Every batch of Shenandoah Joe coffee is roasted by hand on a “San Franciscan 25-lb. batch roaster.” Two locations for retail coffee, one on Ivy Road and one on Preston Ave.

Grit Coffee

Grit is a full service coffee shop on the Downtown Mall and at the Shops and Stonefield, but that’s not all. Grit also offers whole bean and ground coffee delivery to the Charlottesville area.

Rocket Coffee

Another newcomer to the downtown Charlottesville coffee scene, Rocket Coffee on West Main Street near the Blue Moon Diner, will definitely help you blast into your day.