This Sweet & Caffeinated post is especially fun for multiple reasons. First off, it features the beautiful face of our vegetarian/London contributor, Rebecca! Secondly, it’s all about Old Town Coffee Tea & Spice in Alexandria, VA, the beloved shop and former workplace of both Corelyn and Rebecca while they were in high school. I’ve heard quite a bit about “the coffee shop” over the years and was so excited to stop by for a visit while in town last weekend!
This place has so much character! I pictured a regular sit-down cafe, but what I found was an adorable shop filled with products and knick-knacks galore, including this vintage (and still functioning) coffee grinder.
Any tea drinkers out there? There are so many choices!
Tons of coffee options too!
I wanted a cookie, of course…
…and the wonderful owner, Frank, asked how adventurous I was. When I responded, “very,” he gave me these delicious Polenta Pennies from Lark Fine Foods. They were delicious, especially when paired with coffee! (In case you’re wondering why I had such a dainty cup, it’s because I was already five full cups in at this point in the day. No judgement here).
Do you see some familiar faces? I spy Rebecca & Corelyn’s high school photos next to each other!
It was truly a treat taking a trip down memory lane with Rebecca and seeing some of her history. It was even more wonderful to spend some time with my dear friend before she went back across the pond!
OH and guess what else?! This weekend is Rebecca’s birthday! Happy birthday Rebecca, all the way from Los Angeles to London! We love you so much!
Did you ever work in a coffee shop when you were a teenager? Tell me about it!