No matter what time of day you crave a
cup o’ java, you can find something satisfying
in the New River Valley.
Max on Main in Pulaski is the newest NRV coffee shop. They serve breakfast, lunch and their already-famous true Liege sugar waffle. Immersed in art and history, their belief is that enjoying coffee is about the experience – the smells, sounds and tastes of coffee and the people who love it. Also in the southern reaches of the NRV, the Village Coffee Shoppe and Restaurant in Thee Draper Village offers locally roasted coffee, fresh sandwiches, baked goods and desserts. The café evokes a strong sense of community in the tiny hamlet of Draper.
Radford Coffee Company was established in 2015 with the goal of serving awesome, small batch roasted coffee and impacting school kids locally and internationally. The atmosphere is charming, and breakfast is served all day. Bollo’s Bakery & Café in downtown Blacksburg bakes everything from scratch on site and for the gluten-free and vegan crowd, this is the spot to go. Mill Mt. Coffee & Tea was early on the scene in 1990, also in Blacksburg, and its coffee is roasted on site.
Brugh Coffee Roastery & Brew Lab is a novel micro-roaster of specialty coffee you can order through its own app at brughcoffee.com. They also offer homemade pop tarts and a rotating menu of baked goods. Out in Giles County, Sugar + Flour in Pearisburg takes center stage not only for the coffee, but also for a toddler play area, signature drinks, breakfast and lunch. Hardwood floors and cozy furniture provide an exceptionally warm atmosphere.
Red Rooster Coffee Roaster and Café in Floyd roasts excellent coffee, sourced from Organic and Free Trade coffees or premium coffee from estates and farms with impeccable reputations. The store offers specialty coffees, tea and smoothies, sandwiches and baked goods to go. Floyd’s Cocoa Mia has a few indoor seats at the storefront window and offers a tasty Mocha Java along with superior hot chocolate (you can get a sample in a small ceramic cup) and teas. It might be the chocolate and owner’s personality here, however, that keeps you coming back.♦ End