3 Top Cape Charles Coffee Houses

One of our very favorite things to do on vacation is wake up and try a new, local coffee house in the region. The Cape Charles coffee houses are truly some of the best on the Eastern Shore, providing an ambiance that perfectly encapsulates the area’s slow morning beach vacation vibes. With plenty of rich roasts and strong, sweet, or specialty flavors, you cannot go wrong with any of these beloved coffee houses. As a treat, we have included two of Virginia’s best bakeries at the bottom of this list. Is there anything better than a morning coffee and pastry duo?

#1 Cape Charles Coffee House

Hours: Mon, Wed-Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday CLOSED

The Cape Charles Coffee House is a beloved staple in our coastal community. Not only is the coffee delicious, but it is also certified organic and FairTrade! From delectable breakfasts to signature coffees, this is a must-stop shop. Just a 5-minute walk from our Inn, this beautifully renovated coffee house is the perfect way to start your getaway—any time of the year!

#2 Peach Street Books

Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Seasonal Hours Vary

Introducing the most picture-perfect new bookstore and coffee house on the Eastern Shore: Peach Street Books! Not only do they serve specialty coffees, but they are also a fully stocked bookshop and just a 4-minute walk from the Inn. Peach Street Books offers a wide array of new and gently used covers, including beach reads, classics, YA, sci-fi, modern fiction, nature guides, historical nonfiction, and more. Swing by to pick up a warm or iced beverage and a good book…there’s really nothing better! 

#3 The Almeta 

Hours: All Week 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Seasonal Hours Vary

The Almeta is a seasonal coffee house on Virginia’s Cape in Hotel Cape Charles. It offers specialty coffee and modern eats crafted from many local ingredients. This coffee house provides a unique look into the seasonal flavors of Cape Charles. The Almeta is a 5-minute walk from the Inn and only a 2-minute walk to the harbor!



Coastal Baking Co

Hours: Thur-Sun 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Breakfast 8:00 – 10:25 am
Curbside Service, Takeout and Outdoor Dining Available

There’s truly nothing better than a flakey, buttery, perfectly baked pastry to pair with your morning coffee or tea. We couldn’t help but recommend the Coastal Baking Co., whose handcrafted goods are second to none. This family-owned operation has mastered the art of early morning baking, signature items, and sweet southeastern charm. 

Mason Ave Bakery 

Hours: Mon & Tues 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday-Sunday 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Another fantastic option for all of your baked goods needs is the Mason Avenue Bakery. They bake from scratch using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. It is a staple of our local community. They offer a wide array of breads, pastries, sandwiches, and other delectables. Swing by in the morning or afternoon for a tasty treat on the Cape!


Your Eastern Shore Haven

Whichever one of our multiple comfortable rooms you choose to stay in, we hope you take the time to get out and explore one of these local Cape Charles coffee houses. And after your cup of Joe, we recommend meandering the streets of Cape Charles and stopping at locally owned shops. Or make a day of exploring nearby beaches. There is so much to do close to the Inn. Start planning your next relaxing getaway now—check availability.


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