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Sweet Leaf Café to Open at Reston Station’s BLVD This Week

by Fatimah Waseem March 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm 8 Comments

Locally owned café chain Sweet Leaf will hold its official grand opening on Wednesday (March 28) at Reston Station from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The restaurant will open at 1908 Reston Metro Plaza as part of Comstock’s BLVD development. Founding Farmers, Sweet Leaf’s neighbor, is set to open on April 11.

Sweet Leaf was originally set to open late last year, but co-owner Andre Matini said they delayed the opening to match the timing of Founding Farmers’ launch day.

“We’re basically trying to open up when the entire plaza is ready. It’s a better time to open as the weather turns warmer, as more people are out, and the plaza is activated,” Matini told Reston Now.

A soft opening will be held tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Around 300 people are registered for the booked event, which will include free lunch.

Sweet Leaf was founded in McLean in 1991 and has other locations in Tysons, Vienna, McLean and three in Arlington.

The menu includes sandwiches, salads, grain bowls and breakfast options. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available.

Customers can park in Reston Station’s garage. Two-hour parking will be validated at the store’s register. Two garage spaces will also be designated for customers who place online orders, Matini said.

Photos courtesy of Andre Matini 

  • G F

    Don’t want to be rude, but it has the ambience of a prison canteen

    • Mike M

      But, but, there’s rabbit food!

      • Paulette Lincoln-Baker

        That is fine by this vegetarian! 🙂 Can’t wait to try it, especially after work!

        • Mike M

          Nibble away!

    • Generic User

      And you can trade your cornbread for cigarettes.

  • Ihor Jarema

    With this opening and the opening of founding Farmers my question is are these businesses catering to people living at the BLVD or are they open to the general Reston population and if so what is the parking situation? In general when using the metro or picking people up from the metro the entire parking/traffic situation is not very welcoming. Hope this isn’t a continuation of the TC parking situation.

    • Reston Now

      Sweet Leaf will have validated parking and two garage spots reserved for customers who place online orders. Founding Farmers plan to offer a valet service for parking.

    • Why do you bother?

      Read much?

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