Busboys and Poets

Coffeeneuring Ride 4

WHERE: Busboys and Poets [The Village at Shirlington, 4251 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206, (703) 379-9757]


WHEN: Monday, 31 October 2016

WHAT I DRANK: Caramel whole milk latte, with breakfast

WHY GO: Ultra hip yet casual restaurant-style place serving great coffee and food. Books galore.

HOW FAR: 2.8 miles round trip (Strava link)

Today I skipped breakfast at home, and headed for Busboys and Poets.  It is both a coffee shop and a small restaurant, and is well known for hosting artsy events like film screenings, poetry slams, and storytelling.  My neighborhood has numerous great places to grab coffee, many of which I haven’t tried, and this one was high on my must-visit list.

In the morning hours you won’t find the crowds or quite the same ultra-hipster atmosphere, but you can still get an espresso drink and a great breakfast.  I grabbed a booth (since outside the temps had dropped to the low 50s), and ordered a caramel latte with an egg sandwich on a bagel.  I asked for bacon and received it on a separate plate, because they segregate their vegetarian food from meat from the kitchen to the table.  Fine by me, and good to know for those adhering to strict veggie or vegan diets.  A library of books and walls filled with interesting pop art provided visual entertainment.

It was a short spin, Shirlington Village being just over a mile from my house.  Vaya had a nice parking spot at a bike rack just down the block, and my route was all trails with a couple of street crossings.  An ultra satisfying early autumn breakfast outing.


~ by pasadenagina on October 31, 2016.

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