Coffee fans, take heed: there's a new spot in town to get your fix. The newcomer to Ballston, called Philz Coffee, is located at 4121 Wilson Blvd., Suite 102C.
The DMV is the only East Coast region to host the burgeoning San Francisco Bay Area-based chain, and this is the first in Virginia. Curious customers will find Philz' signature 20+ blends of coffee, categorized as lighter, medium or darker roasts.
Order your desired blend, size and sweetness level then await your made-to-order pour over. There's no espresso or batch-brewed coffee, but there is decaf, iced coffees and a selection of teas.
As for food, Philz offers a handful of pastries, toasts and bagels, so you can make a meal of it.
With a five-star rating out of three reviews on Yelp so far, the fresh arrival seems to be a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
Kristen V., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on Feb. 14, wrote, "The customer service is unreal. I've been twice since it opened in the past week, and both the baristas and the people working the checkout were incredibly nice. The coffee is also amazing and made exactly to your liking."
Yelper Amanda H. added, “The place was pretty busy but there was still ample seating, and a lot of people were there working on their laptops. You basically wait in one line to order and then stand in another to pay. Coffees come in either small or large, and I can say the large will definitely give you the caffeine jolt you are looking for.”
Head on over to check it out: Philz Coffee is open from 5 a.m.–8 p.m. on weekdays and 6 a.m.–8 p.m. on weekends.