Another one of the aforementioned Virginia gems — Caffespresso, one of the handful of places in and around Richmond where you can find an authentic Italian experience. Coffee that deserves the name (?), delicious paninis, mouth-watering sweets and gelato.

A true café, just like the ones you’re used to if you’ve spent any stretch of time in Europe. I love this place, the perfect cure for them ‘lil bouts of homesickness.