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Closed: Lake Anne Coffee House

by Karen Goff — September 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm 4 Comments

Lake Anne Coffe HouseThe Lake Anne Coffee House will close its doors Friday — but it is just temporary while it gets a new look and new owner.

Ownership of the longtime cafe at Lake Anne Plaza officially changed hands on Friday. New owners Eve and Rick Thompson, who are longtime Lake Anne residents, plan a top-to-bottom renovation, new staff and new menu items.

While the renovations are underway, the coffee house patio will be open during Saturday’s Farmers Market. Tomorrow, there will be free coffee and pastry samples. On following Saturdays, limited items will be available for purchase (for example, brewed coffee only; they will not be making espresso drinks until they are fully reopened, Even Thompson said).

Lake Anne Coffee House will be using coffee blends from Manassas-based Monument Coffee Roasters and pastries from Sterling’s Baguette Republic.  Thompson said it is the businesses’ goal to use as many locally-sourced products as possible.

The Thompsons hope to complete renovations and be fully open in November.

(Editor’s Note: Eve Thompson’s other business, Reston Real Estate, is a Reston Now sponsor).

  • Great news for all of us who remember the coffeehouse as a mandatory gathering-place in years past. Let’s hope they have a french press option for fresh coffee. Perfect spot to solve the world’s problems . . . congratulations to the Thompson’s!

  • Arielle in NoVA

    Very happy that it’s staying open and staying local. We don’t get there often, but it’s a nice place to have at the plaza.

  • D

    I hope the new sign spells “pastries” correctly this time! Every time I walk by that sign, I wonder where the “pastery” factory is — you know, where they make paste?

  • The new owners are great people with proton-energy and know the trade. No stall baggles, I promise!

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