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Buzz Bakery

Bakery, Café, and Coffee Shop$$$$
Ballston - Virginia Square, Arlington
  • Ranked #5 for bakeries in Arlington
  • Tyler C.
    "Great Ceremony coffee and of course the cupcakes are top notch."(21 Tips)
    Ruby C.
    "Breakfast brioche is really good."(2 Tips)
    4SqR Expert M B.
    "Fat Elvis Cupcake"(2 Tips)
    Chris G.
    "Also the scones and pop tarts are amazing."(4 Tips)
84 Tips and reviews
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  • pastries
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  • Matt
    MattDecember 16, 2017
    Great lattes and cupcakes
  • Robin J.
    Robin JonesJuly 14, 2017
    The coconut macaroons were excellent!
  • Jeffrey C.
    Jeffrey CadmanJuly 11, 2017
    Skip the traditional cupcakes in favor of the specialty filled ones for really nice, moist treats
  • Miguel B.
    Miguel BuddleMarch 25, 2017
    Don't get the vegan chocolate chip unless you're a vegan. Do get the blueberry lemon scone. Unless you hate life and good things. Then don't get it.
  • Campbell B.
    Campbell BirdJanuary 23, 2017
    Feels a little anachronistic now that the whole cupcake trend is so played out.
  • Adeem A.
    Adeem Al ShuaibiDecember 23, 2016
    Nice cupcakes 🍰
  • Mary W.
    Mary W.August 18, 2016
    Get the cinnamon crumb cake - it's divine! Skip the sugar headache inducing cupcakes
  • natalie k.
    natalie kayApril 18, 2016
    9:30 cupcake is delicious as are the chocolate chip cookies
  • Rajeev S.
    Rajeev SubramanianMarch 7, 2016
    Try the vanilla chai latte!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BambergerDecember 3, 2015
    Absolutely love the pumpkin muffin. Dollop of cream cheese inside. Yum!
  • Leslie J.
    Leslie JarrettSeptember 4, 2015
    You can customize any drink. And they are very friendly.
  • Ann M.
    Ann MAugust 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice to have coffee in a real ceramic mug, but it's hard to find a seat inside. I think all these people must live here.
  • Ann M.
    Ann MAugust 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    No more ice cream?! Bummer. 😕
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicAugust 30, 2015
    Better seating options than the Alexandria location. The chairs on the patio are super comfy.
  • Stan R.
    Stan RodiaAugust 11, 2015
    Their cupcakes are to absolutely die for!!!
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleJune 10, 2015
    lots of choice of baked goods, tea, and coffee! recommend for visitors
  • Maureen B.
    Maureen BonsignoreMarch 20, 2015
    Coffees are awesome as are their baked goods. :)
  • Lindsay A.
    Lindsay AllenMarch 2, 2015
    The morning muffin is amazing- a cross between a pumpkin & carrot bread with dried fruit baked in!
  • Catherine
    CatherineFebruary 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
  • sam
    samFebruary 6, 2015
    Good atmosphere for studying, good chai. Selection of board games avail. too.
  • Erica T.
    Erica ThompsonJanuary 15, 2015
    I only went here once, but the place was cool, and the food was great.
  • Mackenzie A.
    Mackenzie AubreyJanuary 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Not of fan of the new coffee. Has a interesting after taste
  • morgan f.
    morgan finkelsteinDecember 30, 2014
    Coffee is good but skip the breakfast sandwiches
  • Collin C.
    Collin ChartierDecember 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Finals week studying
  • Tyler C.
    Tyler ChartierNovember 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Though packed on weekends it's still a quiet work place. Great Ceremony coffee and of course the cupcakes are top notch. Get the mocha 👍
  • Nouf N.
    Nouf NasserSeptember 15, 2014
    Nice atmosphere
  • Paul B.
    Paul BottseSeptember 13, 2014
    Love their bagels and spread.
  • Abraham K.
    Abraham KamarckSeptember 11, 2014
    #Coexist Coffee also available by the bag at Buzz! And, in the hopper every Sunday for #CoexistSundays!
  • Abraham K.
    Abraham KamarckSeptember 11, 2014
    Coexist Cold Brew at Buzz Bakery! Sooo Good!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 3, 2014
    Check out Buzz Bakery as seen on Unique Sweets Read more
  • Jacquelyn
    JacquelynAugust 7, 2014
    Gives you an excuse to study and get drunk at the same time.
  • Greg P.
    Greg PattersonAugust 6, 2014
    Almost everything !!
  • Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
    Would you travel to Atlanta just for breakfast? You might if the talent behind Buzz Bakery was cooking. Join them at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival May 29 – June 1. Read more
  • Margarita T.
    Margarita TadevosyanMarch 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The best coffee shop in the Arlington/Ballston area to work/study!
  • Ziyad A.
    Ziyad AltuwaijriFebruary 27, 2014
    What a beautiful place for studying and drink coffee
  • Arnaldo J. L.
    Arnaldo J. LópezDecember 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Goodlife lives up to its name! Yum!
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HuffDecember 20, 2013
    Great cupcakes! Check out their Twitter account for info on their baking classes too!
  • Shruti P.
    Shruti PaskarDecember 11, 2013
    Idk where their almond milk comes from but don't get it
  • robert c.
    robert cohenOctober 8, 2013
    Best cupcakes in town
  • Emery M.
    Emery MathiesonSeptember 5, 2013
    Cookie Monster cupcake is fantastic!
  • Lia
    LiaAugust 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Offers almond milk
  • Evan O.
    Evan OxfeldApril 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Breakfast and lunch (new) sandwiches are very good, especially the breakfast panini.
  • Shannon
    ShannonApril 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Very zen like atmosphere on Sunday afternoons - great place to chill out, study, or a little bit of both.
  • Dana ..
    Dana ..April 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They finally have a wifi
  • Mackenzie A.
    Mackenzie AubreyMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The gluten free menu us growing and the coffee is great!
  • AbdullahOA
    AbdullahOAMarch 4, 2013
    Great they have a good latte
  • Dan W.
    Dan WendellDecember 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Be careful with the small, round, orange tables. They are quite tippy.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea ContresDecember 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    They finally have peppermint lattes!!
  • Emily H.
    Emily HummelNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Only in the fall, but pumpkin cupcakes are to die for. Not super sweet!
  • 4SqR Expert M B.
    4SqR Expert M BoudreauOctober 25, 2012
    Fat Elvis Cupcake, bacon and Elvis trends collide in an adorable treat that touches all the rich, sweet and savory bases at this Alexandria bakery/cafe.
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan CroftAugust 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Staff is great, good coffee, always busy in a good way, great place to work for a few hours
  • TheCupcake C.
    TheCupcake CriticAugust 27, 2012
    Great cakes! Wish the pricing were more straight-forward though. Ranges between $1.75-$3.99.
  • Amy ✈.
    Amy ✈️June 4, 2012
    1st time at the new location, have to say... I like it better than the old one!
  • Zak
    ZakJune 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Wireless password: majestic
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BanaApril 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the homemade syrups (especially the seasonal ones)
  • SCM
    SCMApril 20, 2012
    Delicious, but slow. Not a quick stop if you want a custom beverage.
  • Kelly O.
    Kelly O'KeefeApril 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Wifi password=majestic
  • Todd b.
    Todd barrApril 5, 2012
    Get the mocha with a shot of bourbon
  • Chris G.
    Chris GuizloMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Best coffee outside of Seattle. Also the scones and pop tarts are amazing.
  • Hanhan
    HanhanMarch 3, 2012
    Cupcakes are killer
  • ian h.
    ian hallFebruary 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pet the furry wall!
  • Maria M.
    Maria MillerFebruary 19, 2012
    Awesome cupcakes, cookies and tea. If you're in the mood for something savory, the mushroom quiche really hits the spot.
  • Lucas L.
    Lucas LemanowiczFebruary 18, 2012
    Try the nutella cheesecake!
  • Amy G.
    Amy GaskinsJanuary 23, 2012
    Coffee is great and the 9:30 cupcake is amazing!
  • Stefan
    StefanJanuary 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Probably the best coffee in Ballston
  • Lynn P.
    Lynn PinaJanuary 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The earl grey cookies are delicious! And the cheesecake cupcakes are amazing.
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DagleNovember 30, 2011
    Free wifi here!
  • Jay S.
    Jay StaufferNovember 30, 2011
    I think their best pastries are the fresh muffins in the morning which rotate flavors with the seasons.
  • FiOS 50
    FiOS 50November 28, 2011
    Tiffany MacIsaac is the pastry genius behind the Neighborhood Restaurant Group's Buzz Bakery, which now supplies area shops with her cakes, cupcakes, scones and more. Try the Buzz Breakfast Brioche!
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos CheungNovember 18, 2011
    Try the chocolate croissant! Hot apple cider is amazing!
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DagleNovember 9, 2011
    Great coffee from Mad Cap roasters is a big improvement over Buzz Alexandia!
  • Dani P.
    Dani PNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sometimes if you go right before they're closing, they'll have specials on the cupcakes so that they don't have to throw them out.
  • aro
    aroOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    the cookie monster cupcake is my new favorite. COOKIES!! UM-NUM-NUM-NUM-NUM
  • Donna Mc
    Donna McOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Tourist tip: late night special, 6 cupcakes for $9! Make sure a Fat Elvis is in the mix :)
  • Ruby C.
    Ruby CSeptember 24, 2011
    Breakfast brioche is really good.
  • David P.
    David PhillipsSeptember 16, 2011
    If only I had more reason to ever be in Ballston
  • Jason P.
    Jason PeckSeptember 11, 2011
    Try the chocolate chip banana muffin. So awesome
  • Brandi H.
    Brandi HortonAugust 26, 2011
    Gluten free delights abound. Be sure to ask, they may have more than you see on display.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HummelAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Parking is a pain, but it's worth it. Love the feel here better than Slaters Ln and the outside patio is to die for.
  • Kimberly V.
    Kimberly VanJuly 24, 2011
    Red velvet cheesecake is to die for
  • Ronald S.
    Ronald SykesJuly 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Please pay for parking I got a 35 dollar ticket in 10mins
  • Zak
    ZakJune 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Pick up frozen scones and cookie dough to bake your own goodies fresh on demand at home! Also check out the artisan ice creams and popsicles available in the freezer.
  • Travis V.
    Travis ValentineJune 1, 2011
    Great new addition to Ballston. Food is great, atmosphere is cool, and staff is super friendly.
  • JoJo A.
    JoJo AlRahmanJuly 17, 2016
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