Cafés in Alexandria, VA where I can hang out and read/write?
January 26, 2013 10:02 AM Subscribe
Sometimes I just want to get out of the house and read/write by myself with a cup of tea for an hour or three. Where are some cafés in or near Alexandria, Virginia where I can do that without getting nudged to leave?
posted by capricorn to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm really looking for "I tried this and no one kicked me out/my friends hang out here for hours all the time" type anecdotal confirmations, not just a list of nearby independent cafés. I've been to Buzz up north of Old Town and it wasn't really my scene; also been to Misha's but not for long enough to find out if they're a "kick back and relax for a whole afternoon" type of place.
Epicure Café in Fairfax is a great place to do this but it's a little out of the way. But that's sort of the atmosphere I'm looking for; artsy vibe, younger patrons (I'm 22), sense of community. I would be fine though with discovering that the right place to do this is one particular Starbucks because hell, it's NoVA, I know how it goes.