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Is there a good independent cafe/coffee shop around fairfax city?
Posted by: curious ()
Date: August 01, 2009 02:17PM

I'm so tired of starbucks . . . (ugh) I used to go to Sweet Cristina's but now its closed-

Anyone know of a good independent coffee shop around the city of Fairfax?

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Re: Is there a good independent cafe/coffee shop around fairfax city?
Posted by: Eleven ()
Date: August 01, 2009 04:57PM

Not independent, but Saxby's at University Mall is locally owned by the same people who own the movie theater there and Cinema Arts in Fair City Mall. They offer free WiFi and and the area in the back has some comfortable chairs where you can read the paper or surf the web in relative peace and quiet.

Given a choice I would rather put money in their pocket than any of the nearby Starbuck's.

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Re: Is there a good independent cafe/coffee shop around fairfax city?
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: August 01, 2009 05:48PM

That movie theater is a disgrace and should be condemned... those people are horrid business owners doing a disservice to the community.

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Re: Is there a good independent cafe/coffee shop around fairfax city?
Posted by: stomper90 ()
Date: August 01, 2009 05:52PM

RESton Peace Wrote:
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> That movie theater is a disgrace and should be
> condemned... those people are horrid business
> owners doing a disservice to the community.


This guy really is a nut!

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Re: Is there a good independent cafe/coffee shop around fairfax city?
Posted by: FurfaxTownie ()
Date: August 01, 2009 06:07PM

Sweet Life Cafe probably has coffee and coffee drinks. However, I think its owned by the Mayer of Fairfax who conveniently rezoned that space for retail after being elected, and after other people tried to do same thing.

Its at 123 across from Juvie court, Auld Shebeen and Potbellys



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/01/2009 06:08PM by FurfaxTownie.

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Re: Is there a good independent cafe/coffee shop around fairfax city?
Posted by: ilovefood ()
Date: August 03, 2009 03:00PM

I love Panera Bread (three locations in Fairfax) but it's not independent. La Madelaine is good (Reston and Tysons). I also like Greenbriar (Reston and McLean) - great selection of coffee and tea

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Re: Is there a good independent cafe/coffee shop around fairfax city?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: August 03, 2009 03:02PM

I know its not close to where you are asking, but Jammin Java on Maple is about the best independent coffee shop in NOVA.

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Re: Is there a good independent cafe/coffee shop around fairfax city?
Posted by: former employee ()
Date: August 03, 2009 03:59PM

I noticed this morning that Jamie's General Bean has closed for good. I searched around a little this morning and could only find a posting on Don Bridge's website that said she had sold to another entrepreneur so that she could concentrate on other locations. Anybody know anything else?

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Re: Is there a good independent cafe/coffee shop around fairfax city?
Posted by: GMU Hokie ()
Date: August 03, 2009 04:55PM

A reliable source told me that PEET'S might open in the Johnson Center in the space where Starbucks was located near the bookstore.

PEET'S was passing out freebies last week.

Not an independent, but still not a massive chain.

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Re: Is there a good independent cafe/coffee shop around fairfax city?
Posted by: Bob in Southeast Loudoun ()
Date: August 03, 2009 05:07PM

former employee wrote:

I noticed this morning that Jamie's General Bean has closed for good. I searched around a little this morning and could only find a posting on Don Bridge's website that said she had sold to another entrepreneur so that she could concentrate on other locations. Anybody know anything else?


There's a thread on here trashing the fuck out of Jamie. I liked her place in C'ville.

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Re: Is there a good independent cafe/coffee shop around fairfax city?
Posted by: JDouble09 ()
Date: August 04, 2009 09:38PM

What about that coffee shop right next Dave's Comics?

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Re: Is there a good independent cafe/coffee shop around fairfax city?
Posted by: ffxstoner ()
Date: August 05, 2009 11:53PM

Beanetics is good in Atown on little River.

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Re: Is there a good independent cafe/coffee shop around fairfax city?
Date: March 12, 2013 04:18PM

All... I know this is an old thread - but we'd love you to stop by and try us out! Our beans are never older than 14 days and we don't do 'automatic' espresso. Try our 12 hour slow brew!!

https://www.facebook.com/AmericanBistroAndCoffeehouse

Thanks

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