Despite what the name might suggest, a coffee shop is about more than just good coffee.
Best Coffee: Natalia’s Elegant Creations – 230 W. Broad St., Falls Church
Depending on the needs of the customers, that space can transform, becoming a community center, a satellite office, or even a living room. At Natalia’s Elegant Creations, coffee drinkers are getting all this and more, and thus have made this spot their pick for best coffee shop.
The bakery and café provides a full menu of coffee drinks, gourmet teas, all things espresso, Italian and French sodas, and even just a plain cup of joe.
“It’s a cozy, quaint euro-style café,” owner Natalia Kost-Lupichuk said. “It is a place where you can be in your own world.”
According to Kost-Lupichuk, the most popular drinks are simple – a small breakfast blend coffee, or a latte or cappuccino, and Natalia’s sweetens the deal with a large offering of made-from-scratch pastries, croissants, sandwiches, salads and soups to accompany the drinks.
And what do people like best about this shop? “The relaxed, cozy atmosphere where service is attentive but unobtrusive, where one can chat away with friends for hours over high quality pastries and coffee or read a book while eating a decadent dessert,” Kost-Lupichuk said.
More F.C. Coffee Favorites: 7-Eleven, Panera Bread, Stacy’s (now closed), Starbucks