Grounds for Discourse: Chesterfield’s Local Perks

Here’s the spot where we get to talk about our favorite local coffee shops. Perhaps you’ll discover a new favorite of your own, here. We’ve found these places offer a combination of excellent beverages along with a great coffee shop atmosphere. However, if your favorite isn’t on the list, drop us a line and make a recommendation.

10825 Midlothian Turnpike
(804) 464-2919

If you want to visit a coffee shop that roasts their very own coffee, then this is the place! Roastology’s coffee is roasted in small-batch to emphasize sweetness and balance. And with frequent cupping, their baristas have perfected the ultimate flavor profiles that tickle all taste buds. Their wide variety of beans and roast levels make it easy to find your favorite coffee, from fruity to baker’s chocolate and everything in between. And if you really fall in love, you can take a class on how to roast your own coffee!

Carytown Coffee
2425 Colony Crossing Place
(804) 639-9953

It’s impossible to mention a coffee shop and not mention Carytown Coffee.
This coffee shop is deeply rooted into the modern history of Richmond and has served fresh brews to generations of family members. Originally established as James River Coffee Company in 1990, they later became Carytown Coffee in 2009 and then a full service coffee and espresso bar in 2012. Carytown Coffee has supplied premium coffee to Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region for over two decades, with all of their coffees roasted and blended right in Chesterfield County. And though they no longer have a storefront in the Carytown district of Richmond, customers can still find their delicious drip coffee in various markets and restaurants in the area including, The Fresh Market and Mary Angela’s Pizzeria.

Perk! Coffee & Lunchbox
2620 Buford Rd
(804) 320-7375

If you’re looking for a coffee shop that appeals to the entire family, Perk! Coffee & Lunchbox is the place to go! Perk! has taken so much care to create a special space for everyone. Parents can grab coffee with a friend while their kids play in the oversized tots area. Teens and young adults can surf the net for free with the cafe’s super fast wifi. And all who are thirsty and hungry can enjoy the locally sourced coffee and food. Perk! makes most things in house including their breads, soups and greek yogurt. And with such a friendly and family oriented staff, you can easily spend all afternoon in Perk! without feeling the time pass by.

Capital One Cafe
11872 W. Broad Street
(804) 655-4541

When it comes to banking, Capital One is always thinking outside the box. Blazing a trail, this big bank is swapping its overgrown persona for a more local appeal with the Capital One Cafe. This fully functional cafe serves up fresh Peete’s Coffee to Capital One customers and non-customers, alike. Free wifi allows visitors to work and surf the net without hassle. And a small kids area allows children to relax and play as needed. And of course, there’s banking. Friendly financial ambassadors and money coaches are scattered throughout the cafe to answer any financial questions you may have. Classes and talks are also regularly scheduled for those who want to add to their financial literacy. Want to open an account? You can do that and more at the Capital One Cafe right after you grab a latte and a scone. One fun fact: Capital One was founded in 1988 by two friends, right here in Richmond, VA. And in the cafe, card holders receive 50% off of their food and beverage purchases!

Ashley Jefferson
Author: Ashley Jefferson

Ashley Jefferson is the EIC of River City Mag. She currently lives in Richmond, VA with her fiance.

Ashley Jefferson
Ashley Jefferson is the EIC of River City Mag. She currently lives in Richmond, VA with her fiance.