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Northside Social

Northside Social

Coffee Shop and Wine Bar$$$$
Lyon Village, Arlington
  • Katie C.
    "Great IPA buns and must try the nutella poptart!"(6 Tips)
    Ashley M.
    "They serve counter culture coffee."(6 Tips)
    Catarina S.
    "Combine it with a caramel latte and enjoy!!"(6 Tips)
    Just J.
    "Cortado and a Lamb Sandwich is the way"(4 Tips)
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  • lattes
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  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HigginsJanuary 25, 2015
    Really great coffee. They use Counter Culture coffee beans, and their drinks taste exquisite as a result. Also, their latte art is cool. Can be difficult to find a table, as it is a busy place.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    This charming Clarendon neighborhood cafe and coffee shop offers French press coffee and tea, as well as a full menu highlighted by fresh pastries and breakfast sandwiches. Read more
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle ElliotMay 13, 2015
    Absolutely love this spot. The hummus sandwich and the quiche of the day are on point, and my friends can't stop talking about the red velvet cookie.
  • Francesca F.
    Francesca FicaraFebruary 15, 2013
    Every possible coffee you could ask for with a very knowledgeable staff. The wine bar is an excellent place to relax, enjoy great wine and greater company over a cheese/charcuterie plate.
  • Ardvaark
    ArdvaarkMarch 27, 2016
    DC-Area Coffee History Trivia: This space was once occupied by the second location of the now-defunct Murky Coffee, which was the first shop in the area to really take specialty coffee seriously.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseApril 30, 2016
    Seems like 9am is the magic hour on the weekends, try to arrive before. Echo the Carmel latte comments (even as a latte purist), and the spring chicken sandwich- delish but messy/hard to eat.
  • Kim N.
    Kim Nguyen3 weeks ago
    I love this coffee shop. Lines are always long though, even at 7–8am. But that is a sign of a place that is doing well! Just be prepared to wait if you order an espresso drink.
  • GeauxDC F.
    GeauxDC FoodieApril 20, 2015
    One of the best coffee spots in DC. Expect to wait but the care taken in the preparation and delivery make up for the wait. Don't miss the homemade pastries!
  • Vino50: Grape American Road Trip
    Great wine spot but dont overlook the iced of the best I've had. Ask for Tammy at the upstairs wine bar and tell her you want to try some New York wine.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CMarch 27, 2016
    Delicious coffee, but you MUST try their homemade cinnamon buns! Also, super dog friendly with plenty of outdoor seating!
  • David D.
    David DyTangSeptember 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the few places that does coffee right. Go for the latte and one of their freshly made baked goods (nutella pop tart? YES!). Decent beer choices as well.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HummelDecember 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Good coffee, but the baristas take a LONG time. Very hipstery. The salmon sandwich is to die for, though, and you can usually find a seat at a communal table.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AbrahamMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They serve wine and beer in addition to coffee so this amazing cafe's grand patio is where I want to spend every Spring and Autumn (DC summers are too hot)
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica Foster BrandtJanuary 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Usually busy but worth the wait. My favorites are the caramel latte, Nutella pop tart, and spinach egg and cheese sandwich (which they serve until 3).
  • Direnc K.
    Direnc KadiogluNovember 7, 2016
    Try peach blossom white tea. Delicious. I love their breakfast. Each time I go there trying different dishes. So far my fav is smoked salmon poached egg sandwich 👍
  • Robert H.
    Robert HuttingerOctober 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Plan on driving a while looking for a space, and table space is a premium. Sunday is church day so plan your arrival time accordingly. Good food, good coffee!
  • Susan K.
    Susan KuhnAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great workspaces. Upstairs, main room, back room, outdoors - each has its own ambiance...choose what suits you. Upstairs now: 17 people, 15 open laptops.
  • Hannah H.
    Hannah HathawayDecember 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The spinach egg sandwich is possibly the best breakfast sandwich in the universe. Although I still don't know how to eat it without getting covered in egg yolk...
  • Now Owl
    Now OwlJanuary 23, 2011
    Internet connection sometimes bad. Enough bustle to keep you entertained w enough space if you want to be alone w your thoughts. Great coffee and food menu. Recommend quiches and potato salad.
  • natalie k.
    natalie kayApril 30, 2016
    Scones are delicious. Especially the lemon Blueberry ricotta. Silver Needle tea. Quiches are always on point.
  • JJ R.
    JJ RamirezFebruary 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I always come here for the skim mocha. Make the experience better by getting a cookie - they're all delicious. And don't expect to get much online work done, the intertubes here are laggy.
  • AskMen
    AskMenApril 8, 2010
    This drink station offers Counter Culture coffee & house-made muffins & a glass of Oregon pinot and house-made charcuterie. Just as important: pies, cakes, and sandwiches are available all day.
  • Rian v.
    Rian van der MerweJune 10, 2015
    Good spot to work and have a really good cappuccino. The wifi is spotty, but there's also an xfinitywifi hotspot available that's pretty stable.
  • Tatyana F.
    Tatyana FisherApril 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee place in northern Virginia. Try their caramel latte, it's delicious and a great pick-me up before and after work.
  • Dalal D.
    Dalal DAugust 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing coffee !! If you love the taste of coffee try the classic cappuccino 👍.. Great outdoor seating if weather permits ..
  • Lacy B.
    Lacy BaugherOctober 21, 2013
    Great place to hang out and get some work done with great drink options. Current favorite: the chai is fabulous.
  • Kimberly A.
    Kimberly A.October 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Cinnamon peanut butter, salt & pepper pecan and lemon/lavender cookies with a hot cup of sweet mint tea - nothing beats it!
  • Sana S.
    Sana SaeedDecember 11, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Really really slow internet. In the midst of blogging it shuts down, so remember to back up your work. Regardless they have really really good cappuccinos and home made doughnuts!
  • Isaac P.
    Isaac PachecoMay 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Want an unpretentious place to hang out, drink good beer and wine, and sate your hunger with fresh, healthy dishes? You just found it!
  • Christina S.
    Christina SkurskyAugust 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best place to eat a cookie. My faves are salt & pepper butterscotch, the ranger and rosemary blueberry. Thank god this place exists.
  • Frank F.
    Frank FuhrmeisterAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Rotating pastry selection means you can go a few times per week and see something new each time!
  • OMAR M.
    OMAR MukhareshJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Very nice strategic location and hang out place for all ages. Try the daily soup and grilled cheese
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FOctober 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pumpkin muffins are awesome. Breakfast sandwiches are hit or miss - runny whites on more than a few occasions.
  • Ronald B.
    Ronald BarbaMay 25, 2013
    I'm reminded tonight of why I hate coming here to do work: it gets loud as shit. Particularly, the acoustics in the back room amplifies everyone's voice threefold. Great place otherwise.
  • Tyler C.
    Tyler ChartierJanuary 4
    Been here 10+ times
    Northside, the quintessential Arlington stop. A must go but beware of the crowds. Upstairs wine bar is on point.
  • Meredith B.
    Delicious range of choice, try the berry back tea. Nice atmosphere for working upstairs.
  • Kathryn F.
    Try the cortada and the coffee cake muffin. Both are what keep me comin back. I get one cortada for here and one to go
  • Dana ..
    Dana ..October 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Have I ever mentioned the classic cappucino? The friendly staff? The cool seating? The delicious pasteries?
  • Mary R.
    Mary RiddellDecember 10, 2013
    I don't normally like sweets, but the salt and pepper butterscotch cookie is unique and delicious!
  • K T.
    K TJanuary 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Roasted butternut squash and feta muffin... wow. If you can nab one right from the oven- even more delicious!
  • D
    DJuly 23, 2013
    Best place in Arlington for coffee/wine/place to meet or do work. Favorite place in the area.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BreeseAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee -- which makes it one of the more consistently crowded coffee shops in the area.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MillerMarch 1, 2015
    They serve counter culture coffee. Plenty of outlets for your laptop so a great place to work.
  • Carlos S.
    Carlos SavaJune 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    They have a breakfast roll that is with raspberry jelly and frosting - like a cinnamon roll- its delicious.
  • Catarina S.
    Catarina SchallenbachAugust 29, 2015
    Ham & gruyere quiche is simply amazing! Combine it with a caramel latte and enjoy!!
  • Denise B.
    Denise BrownOctober 1, 2016
    Best muffins in northern Virginia! The coffee is good but very strong. The staff is awesome.
  • Beej P.
    Beej PowersMarch 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Good coffee, good food, good wine, good staff, rotating local artists. It's a great place for lots of occasions.
  • Colin S.
    Colin StormDecember 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    A more than worthy replacement for the old Murkey Coffee. Try your coffee black first, you may be surprised by what you think. This ain't Starbucks.
  • Haley F.
    Haley FJune 8, 2015
    Happy hour and the service was great! And it's a cute quiet relaxing place
  • Washington Business Journal
    WBJ's Top Shelf says: "Northside Social is a mixture of a coffee shop, wine bar, and French brasserie. Now that's what I call options!" (WBJ 3/19/11)
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