Local Gifts

Don’t know about you, but about this time, a drink is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Here are our top places to meet up with friends and family … or to escape the holiday chaos.

 

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CAN CAN BRASSERIE

Can Can is a French brasserie and bakery in the heart of Cary Town. As you sit at the bar, you’ll feel the Art Nouveau vibe in the architecture and design. With hours from 7am-12am, this place makes a great escape.

 

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TOAST

Toast has quickly become a neighborhood hotspot. They boast Richmond’s first wine on-tap with 8 different varietals available and 17 beers on tap. Their kitchen also serves the full menu until 11am, just in case.

 

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CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE

COTU was started in 2009 by home brewing brothers, Phil and Chris Ray. This hobby turned business, is now the passion of the brothers. They believe in their community and pride themselves in creating a neighborhood feeling.

 

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CAPITAL ALE HOUSE

Don’t have time for a brew tour? Take that beer snob cousin, that’s in town, to Capital Ale. Their knowledgeable staff and wide variety of local and hard to find brews, are sure to impress even the biggest beer snob.

 

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ROSTOV’S COFFEE & TEA

Jay Rostov founded Rostov’s Coffee and Tea in 1979. Now, Jay’s daughter Tammy continues the tradition of supporting the local community through this business. From loose teas, to locally grown beans, this is the perfect place to get a pick-me-up after a late night (we suggest their chai latte).