Editors' pick

King Street Coffee

Coffeehouse
A quaint and cozy coffee shop selling locally roasted beans and fresh baked goods.
Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat-Sun 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Until 9 .m. on on the first Friday and third Thursday of each month
(Leesburg)
703-443-0110
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Editorial Review

An afternoon wandering through the streets of Leesburg can be tiring. Thankfully, a quick pick-me-up awaits at King Street Coffee, a quaint and cozy coffee shop selling locally roasted beans and fresh baked goods.

Formerly known as the Coffee Bean, King Street Coffee could easily be mistaken for one of Leesburg's Victorian houses: Rocking chairs line the dog-friendly front porch; Adirondack chairs are tucked under a tree in the garden. The curtains and wooden tables inside add to the homey feel.

But the drinks are the stars. The espresso is robust without the usual burned notes found in chain-store varieties; the house blend is balanced and flavorful. Warm apple cider chases the winter chill. As you sip, you can browse the bins of penny candy or snack on lemon cake and other goodies from local bakers, some of which are gluten free.

-- Fritz Hahn (Dec. 2, 2011)