Cafes in Lakeside

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A gathering place for both children and parents, Cartwheels & Coffee sows the seeds of neighborhood camaraderie with its multi-purpose recreational facility. Inside, an enclosed play area entertains children aged six and under with interactive fun, and a separate section keeps babies captivated with age-appropriate toys. Meanwhile, parents can kick back alongside each other in the Wi-Fi-equipped cafe and sip on locally roasted cups of coffee or recharge with other items from the menu. Special events throughout the week provide a change of pace to normal activities, including singing sessions on Mondays and dance classes on Wednesdays.

2820 W Cary St
Richmond,
VA
US

We offer over fifty varieties of loose-leaf, organic and fair-trade tea. From everyday blends to connoisseur single leaf teas, we like to think we have something for everyone. And with that comes our relaxed atmosphere where we encourage lounging, playing games, reading or napping. Oh, and there's free WI-Fi too.

1531 W Main St
Richmond,
VA
US

BioRide's professional car captains transport riders in eco-friendly style. The company's fleet of luxury vehicles runs on biodiesel that's converted from filtered restaurant grease, and according to Sprout Savvy—an online journal dedicated to green living—BioRide's sustainable cars produce 78% less carbon dioxide than those using standard petroleum diesel or below-standard rocket fuel. Passengers can relax during rides to the haberdasher or from the airport in a Mercedes R Class, fully equipped with WiFi, an iPad, and complimentary water and juice. The Mercedes Sprinter, which accommodates up to 11 passengers, entertains en-route with a 35-inch LCD flat-screen TV and an installed Apple computer that facilitates easy movie watching, music listening, and games of group solitaire. Though each Groupon is valid only for a one-way jaunt, clients can purchase two Groupons for roundtrips.

1320 School Street
Richmond,
VA
US

GlobeHopper Coffeehouse & Lounge offers a space where the community can congregate to exchange culture and sip strong espresso. The menu offers a myriad of both caffeinated concoctions and liquored libations, starting with its cup of coffee ($1.65), solely served in the superior French-press technique. Choose between piping hot or Antarctica cold espresso selections, including the café latte ($3.35) and the tiramisu icespresso ($3.50). Complement coffee with 15 of GlobeHopper's signature poffertjes ($3.95), a homemade miniature Dutch pastry that's dusted with powdered sugar, bedecked in a butter curl, and served hot from the oven. Dionysuses can unwind after a long day of solving Eleusinian Mysteries with a glass of red or white wine ($6+) or a selection from GlobeHopper's assortment of international beers ($3+). The crème-de-menthe-infused Hot Schnocolate ($7) soothes sore throats, whereas the Caramel Scotch Cappuccino ($7.50) perks taste buds up in their tongue seats. A bevy of breakfast and lunchtime bites are also available, with muffins, flatbread sandwiches, and wraps making culinary cameos.

2100 E Main St
Richmond,
VA
US

Rostov's has been giving Virginians their morning jolt since 1979, roasting all its coffee beans fresh daily using its very own Jabez-Burns 1940s roaster. Rostov's usually has around 50 breeds of buzz-beans in stock for your caffeinated consumption, such as the rich mocha java ($10.25/lb.), the flavorful Seville orange ($11.25/lb.), and the intensely robust French roast ($11/lb.). Prices fluctuate slightly based on current market values. Rostov's can also fill your mug with about 60 strains of loose-leaf tea, which cover a rainbow of greens, blacks, whites, reds, and herbals. Traditional English breakfast tea ($9/lb.) begs to be served with crumpets and dry wit, and shares shelf space with more exotic concoctions, such as a green tea with roasted rice. The decaf Richmond blend features black tea ($14/lb.), blending cinnamon, orange peel, and cloves into a one-way ticket to total bliss, minus the grueling layover in Insomnia.

1618 W Main St
Richmond,
VA
US

Umami is a portal into an aromatic world of freshly roasted gourmet coffees and exotic, premium loose-leaf black, oolong, green, golf, fruit and herbal, and rooibos teas. Come in for a made-to order drink at the beverage bar and cruise the Net on complimentary Wi-Fi. Or, nosh salads and sandwiches and sip soups. Tea samples are available every day, so you can try before you buy, but knowledgeable staff members can also give recommendations on which tea will increase your odds of winning bingo games. Umami also offers teatime packages ($10.99–$15.99) that include tastings of different teas, sandwich samples, assorted pastries, and more.

6920 Lakeside Ave
Henrico,
VA
US