It’s no shock that the Dogwood staff runs on espresso, and once we heard that Richmond was #56 on ApartmentGuide’s “Cities for Espresso Lovers,” we knew we needed to share 5 of the best spots within the capital, particularly with Worldwide Espresso Day on the horizon.
Not solely do these 5 locations have nice espresso, however they’ve nice meals and atmospheres as effectively, and make nice spots to work remotely from.
We all know there’s greater than 5 nice espresso spots in Richmond, and we’d love to listen to about your favourite spots too! Did we miss a very cool spot? E-mail [email protected] or [email protected] and tell us!
Again in 2016, Alchemy introduced just a little little bit of Stars Hole to Richmond, once they hosted a pop-up in celebration of the Gilmore Women revival and “rebranded” themselves because the notorious Luke’s. That’s not what makes this place cool, nevertheless. Their brick-and-mortar store, additionally dubbed “The Lab,” is pretty near Virginia Commonwealth College’s campus. Alchemy’s web site states that “individuals’s relationship to espresso is private and intimate: it’s the place perform and emotion intersect.” We’d should agree with them there!
Blanchard’s will probably be internet hosting the preliminary rounds for the US Espresso Championships on Oct. 7-9, and that’s cool as heck. Additionally they have three areas in Richmond: Forest Hill, Broad Avenue, and on Morris St., making it tremendous fast and straightforward to choose up espresso on-the-go, or to calm down in a pleasant setting. They’re one of many few locations you may get a 64 oz. bag of iced espresso (and iced oat milk lattes!), for these days while you want just a little pep in your step. Additionally they have completely different bean blends, in case you’re somebody who likes to grind and brew your individual espresso. You’ll be able to “discover the journey by way of espresso” with the Blanchard’s crew due to their Handshake Quarterly guides.
Admittedly, Lamplighter has a spot in Meghin’s coronary heart as a cool espresso store, simply because it was the primary Richmond espresso store she was launched to due to her very cool youthful brother (and he or she’s a giant fan of their lavender lattes). Their heated lounge options comfortable seating and an enormous chalkboard wall, and so they’ve lately opened their very cozy cafe area again as much as indoor eating, which is one thing individuals have missed within the latest pandemic period.
Not solely is Roastology nice for cool espresso lovers, however it’s additionally an ideal spot for folk who’re actually into these ~autumnal vibes~ proper now. Their present seasonal mix, Fall Equinox, would possibly simply have a contact of magic to it. Why? They’ve discovered a mix of small-batch roasted beans that by some means style of a spiced candy potato pie, that pairs properly subsequent to a crackling fireplace, or can be the proper complementary drink on a chilly, wet morning while you’re cooped up with a great ebook. Not solely have they got nice espresso, however they’ve acquired some nice meals to gas your (distant) workday.
Sugar and Twine
Nestled in Carytown, the nice of us at Sugar and Twine consider that your “caffeine repair ought to include a facet of deliciousness.” Their handmade pastries just do that! Additionally they characteristic some scrumptious vegan and gluten-free pastries as effectively. Whereas they don’t roast their very own espresso, they do serve espresso from Blanchard’s, together with regionally espresso from varied rotating outlets together with Blanchard’s, Roastology, Recluse Roasting Undertaking, and Trager Brothers Espresso. Now that fall is right here, their vegan pumpkin muffins are again on the menu, together with their notorious Harvest Latte–their tackle the Starbucks PSL.