Few places can unite a neighborhood quite like coffee shops. If you work from home, coffee shops are where you can go to finish your assignments and chat with locals. Spend your evenings and weeknights unwinding in those cozy, comfy chairs that every shop seems to have with a good book or some friends. Or you can just grab some of your favorite drinks and food when the mood strikes. And Ballston is home to fine options. Whether you’re looking for a place where you can get a great sandwich or just to stock up on some baked goods, chances are one of these spots is sure to become your favorite place in town.
This local chain’s Ballston outpost is the perfect place to spend an entire day. Read the paper and enjoy it with an espresso-based drink or brew from Annapolis, Maryland based Ceremony Coffee Roasters in those early morning hours. Complement your drink with a pastry or muffin that Buzz is known for. When the afternoon rolls around, consider ordering a fresh-off-the-griddle sandwich or salad. Pair it with coffee or tea. As soon as the sun goes down, sip on your choice of beer, wine or cocktails as you savor small bites and the end of another long day.
At just $1.89 for a large size coffee or tea, the hot drinks here are a steal. Grab your java and pair it with food from Natural Café’s reasonably priced, extensive offerings. Enjoy omlettes, sandwiches, soups and salads on this long menu. Specialty sandwiches are a true highlight here. Chow down on a Gouda Gobbler or smoked turkey and smoked gouda cheese on multigrain or dive into a vegetarian offering like the Sausalito Veggie—fresh mozzarella, artichoke, spinach, basil, roasted red pepper and basil pesto on your choice of bread.
OK, so this isn’t a shop per say, but this food cart dishes out rockin’ pastries and coffee. Down a French press coffee as you enjoy one of the handmade pastries here. The menu may be small, but it packs a large, flavorful punch. Indulge in goodies like the decadent Nutella cream doughnut or the buttery and sweet pain au chocolat. Hot Hot Bakery is perfect for the grab-and-go morning commuter or the work from home employee who wants a sweet treat, fast.
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