Downtown Directory / Bakeries + Cafes

Bella Gelato & Pastries

Situated across the street from Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza is their sister restaurant, Bella Gelato & Pastries. As the name suggests, gelato is the star of the show. It's made by hand, on site, using milk from Mount Crawford Creamery. In addition to gelato, the bread is baked daily, an espresso and coffee bar features locally roasted beans, and the pastry case is filled with house made croissants and desserts. It made be hard to choose, but you can't go wrong with a seasonally flavored scoop of gelato in one of their waffle cones! more

Black Sheep Coffee

Coffee lovers will find a haven at this downtown destination located in the back corner of Ice House. Your crafted beverage will be made with fresh roasted beans from a variety of local roasters, including Red Rooster Coffee, Lone Oak, and Lexington Coffee Roasters. For those customers who aren’t into coffee, they’ve got a wide range of loose leaf teas, cold press juices, and local kombuchas. Special beverages appear seasonally on the menu like Mexican hot cocoa and lavender lemonade. You'll also find an extensive menu for both breakfast and lunch, featuring hot biscuits, quiches, fresh pressed paninis, and wraps. For customer’s looking to satisfy their sweet tooth, they have a daily, rotating case of house-made baked goods from pecan sandies to gluten-free muffins. more

Broad Porch Coffee Co.

Located in the Agora Downtown Market, Broad Porch Coffee Co. offers small batch coffee roasted whole bean, hot and cold brew coffee. more

Heritage Bakery & Cafe

Owned and operated by mother daughter duo, Heritage Bakery & Café is truly a passion project. They run an intimate café with a 200-square foot kitchen filled with local art and a collection of coffee mugs and plates in mismatched vintage patterns. There is a small outdoor seating area surrounded by gardens that make the café feel as if it’s tucked away in the French countryside.  more

Shenandoah Joe

Shenandoah Joe Coffee Roasters was established as a small batch coffee roaster in 1993. They currently offer over 25 varieties of specialty/boutique/gourmet coffee using only the finest Arabica coffee from all over the world. As a small batch roaster they are dedicated to the craft of roasting coffee and roast all of their coffees to order based on our wholesale orders and the needs of our Espresso Bar. Some of their coffees carry a certification for Organic, Fair Trade or Rainforest Alliance. more