For Five Coffee Roasters is a new spot in Old Town offering up fresh, high-quality coffee and food in a bright, sleek atmosphere. Customers say it’s a great addition to the area and is a perfect place to grab a bite to eat or get some work done.
The shop has its roots in New York City and now has a few locations in various different cities. It was founded by two friends who wanted to explore specialty coffee roasting in 2010. The new spot in Alexandria serves coffee from all over the world and is perfect for “coffee snobs” — there’s everything from cold brews to Americanos and pour overs. There’s also a large assortment of tea. The food also gets rave reviews — there’s beautiful acai bowls, soup, eggs, sandwiches, and pastries. Some favorites include the spinach pie and the stuffed cookies.
Regulars describe the vibe of the shop as “hipster.” There is trendy decor, plenty of natural light coming through the windows, and you can choose to sit at the bar or in comfortable lounge seats.