Work- and Dog-friendly coffee shop in NoVa
September 6, 2016 7:36 AM   Subscribe

NoVaFilter: Can anyone recommend a coffee shop (or other venue) near the Manassas area where I can comfortably sit with my dog and work on my computer for several hours tomorrow morning?

I'll be in Manassas, VA for an appointment tomorrow and I need to work remotely from somewhere nearby as soon as possible afterwards - dog in tow. Can anyone recommend somewhere? I assume a coffee shop is my best bet, but any creative suggestions (library patio? public park? college campus? dog-friendly coworking?) would be great too.

-dog-friendly. I expect that'll be on a patio, which is fine. If I need to go inside to order, that's fine too.
-shady enough to be safe for the dog to hang out for a while
-convenient parking (paid is ok, if need be)
-decent table availability midday on a Wednesday
-must be ok if I sit there for a decently long while (5ish hours?). I'll definitely buy plenty of food/drink to make up for that.
-Manassas-area - ideally within the 15-20 minute radius, but I'll make do with whatever I can get.

Nice to have:
-wifi, esp. fast wifi. If not available, then I'll be tethering my phone (so a basement or something isn't ideal)
-particularly good food/good coffee
-there's a chance of rain, so a patio shaded against that would be great
-power outlets would be AMAZING but I've never seen a patio with outlets so I assume that's not realistic
-somewhere on the route between Manassas and downtown DC
posted by R a c h e l to Travel & Transportation around Manassas, VA (2 answers total)
I've not been here, but found them by googling "dog friendly café manassas va": Grounds Central Station. There's a picture of the exterior on their web page. Free wifi. Might call them and explain your situation, and see if you can bring your dog inside?
posted by apartment dweller at 12:33 PM on September 6, 2016

I'm not familiar with that coffee shop, but I'm pretty sure the "dogs on patios, not inside" is a VA-wide (or at least NoVA-wide) health regulation. I mean, you can ask, but I'd be surprised.
posted by instamatic at 6:00 PM on September 6, 2016

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