Friday, July 29, 2011

If You're in Virginia, Say Hi to Cafe Stella

One of my best friends in the world is Stella, who used to live in the Bay Area and we'd bake together sometimes. But when she moved a few years ago to Virginia, it was a sad, sad day.

But she and her husband, Mariusz, had a dream, and that was to own their own place. And when they landed in Norfolk, Virginia, they knew right away they had to bring a little bit of California to the area. And that has now percolated into their own cafe, where Mariusz roasts fresh coffee beans every morning and Stella wakes up early to make her baked goods.

Cafe Stella just opened in a neighborhood called Ghent Norfolk. So if you're reading this and live nearby, you should drop by. Stella has amazing taste (it's kind of shabby chic) so you'll probably find a comfortable spot that's bohemian and fun. I still have to plan my trip to check it out myself, but until then, drop on in and tell them The Single Guy sent you. (Who knows? Maybe you'll get a free scone. :)

Cafe Stella, 1907 Colonial Ave., Norfolk, Virginia. Open weekdays, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PH: 757.625.0461. Visit them on Facebook.

Photos courtesy of Cafe Stella


vanillabeans said...

Neat. I actually grew up in the area before I moved here to the bay. Will have to go there when I go home to visit in a month.

Stella said...

Ben- thank you for the article!!! We hope to see you soon- I miss our baking/cooking/dining out sessions.

Anonymous said...

I live in Norfolk, cannot wait to hang out in Stella's cafe! Everyone I talk to who has been there, loves it!!

I'll be sure to mention you!!