Brews and Bites at Corduroy Coffee + Kitchen

by | Mar 2024

LOCATED INSIDE Givens Books and Little Dickens, Lynchburg’s oldest bookstore, is a little coffee shop with a surprisingly large menu. After shopping around for books and board games, we made our way to the counter at the back of the store. 

At the barista’s recommendation, we ordered the avocado toast and the mozzarella caprese panini. With our bottomless house coffee (in the perfect mug) in hand, we sat down to take in the walls of countless books surrounding us. Though we were in Corduroy Coffee + Kitchen’s section of the store, the quiet and peaceful environment was the perfect place to sip our coffee and for the students around us to study. 

The house coffee was so good we had to ask the barista where the coffee shop gets its beans. She was happy to share that Corduroy Coffee + Kitchen supports a local business — Crucible Coffee Roasters, located in Staunton, Virginia. 

The avocado toast was covered with well-seasoned eggs, fresh tomatoes, and feta cheese. The feta cheese added a great element that I wasn’t expecting. It was an elevated version of the trendy meal that I didn’t know I needed. The mozzarella caprese panini was my favorite. It delivered the perfect bite of melted mozzarella, sweet basil pesto, and fresh tomato on grilled sourdough bread. 

My time at Corduroy Coffee + Kitchen exceeded my expectations. Take a trip to Lakeside Drive. Order a caprese panini and a bottomless coffee, bring (or buy) a good book, and enjoy this little corner of town and the peaceful environment waiting for you at the back of Lynchburg’s oldest bookstore. GN 

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