Grab a quick cup or spend a lazy morning at Misha’s, named “Best Coffee Shop in the DC Metro Area” by Washington City Paper. Master roasters handpick and hand-roast small batches of beans each day, and local bakeries stock the shop with pastries and baked goods.
For authentic Mexican fare head to Urbano 116. Enjoy three tacos for $8 with fresh takes on fish, carnitas, lengua, vegetarian tacos and more. BBQ lovers won’t want to miss Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbeque for a taste of barbeque made with the World BBQ Champion’s competition rubs and sauces. For amazing happy hour specials, head to Vola’s Dockside Grill and the Hi-Tide Lounge. Bar bites range from coconut shrimp to mouthwatering conch fritters.
In Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood, you’ll find dozens of casual eateries with award-winning menus that won’t break the bank. The Dairy Godmother serves up creamy, Wisconsin-style frozen custard in classic flavors while Cheesetique serves up a menu that includes creative grilled cheeses and dishes like the lobster mac.