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UPDATE: Buzz Bakery Wins 'Best Alexandria Coffee Shop' Poll

St. Elmo's, Misha's come in second and third in reader poll

UPDATE: Congratulations to Buzz Bakery, for winning the Best of Alexandria Patch poll this week in the Best Independent Coffee Shop category!

Voting by Patch readers began on Monday and Buzz Bakery saw 127 votes by the time the poll closed Friday at 9 a.m. St. Elmo's came in second with 48 votes, followed by Misha's at 32 votes.

The winner will get a framed "Best of Alexandria" certificate from Patch, plus bragging rights.

Next up: Alexandria banks. Get ready—voting begins Monday at 5 a.m.


Now that it's actually beginning to feel like winter, where's the best spot in town to grab a hot cup of coffee? Patch wants you to pick your favorite independent coffee shop in Alexandria, focusing on the Old Town, Del Ray and Potomac Greens communities. You have until Friday at 9 a.m. to vote.

Which is your favorite? 

Vote for your independent coffee shop in the poll below and don't forget to click on the links above and rate the shops on their Patch directory listing. You can even leave a review. Tell us why it's your favorite independent coffee shop: Outstanding coffee, quick lines, friendly service, nice ambiance, useful use of social media, easy parking? Let other readers know the inside scoop.

What will the winner get? Bragging rights! They'll be able to tell everyone they were voted a "Best of Alexandria" by Patch readers.

And in the event of a tie in our survey, we will break the tie by counting the positive comments written both below and on the store's listing on Patch. So please let us know why you think your choice is the best. 

Because this poll is not scientific, the poll is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and your reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.


Alexandria business owners: Chances are, you already have a business listing on Del Ray Patch or Old Town Alexandria Patch. Learn how to claim your business listing. Can't find your listing? Email Jake at: jake.vanwoerkom@patch.com to let him know.

Jay February 13, 2012 at 01:38 PM
How in the world did you leave off Bittersweet Cafe??
Christina February 13, 2012 at 01:47 PM
My vote goes to Uptowner Cafe on King Street.
Leslie Hagan February 14, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Mike Urena February 15, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Easy Misha's.
Linda Fairall February 17, 2012 at 03:44 PM
RIGHT?!?!!?!?!? while misha's and st. elmo's do a great job with latte's, their straight up coffee is actually quite abysmal. Bittersweet serves M.E. Swings, which is the most uncannily consistent coffee I have ever had (AND it's local!!) - no matter where you get it/who brews it, it ALWAYS tastes perfect. smooth and never a hint of bitterness. it's like magic in a cup.


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