About Old Town
Alexandria Virginia is home to numerous boutiques and award winning restaurants. Our city is known for its early-American architecture and attractions and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Alexandria has historically been a center for trade and commerce and is now a destination for shoppers seeking a unique experience.
We encourage you to explore VisitAlexandria.com for a full guide to our city’s shops, restaurants and hotels.
From fibre space™ owner Danielle:
“I opened fibre space™ in Old Town Alexandria because this is my home. My husband and I have lived here since 2004 and fell in love with the historic charm and unique sense of community that make Alexandria truly special.”
Misha’s Coffeehouse & Roaster
102 South Patrick Street
fibre space™ owner Danielle starts every day with a two-block walk to this locally owned coffee shop for an iced decaf whole-milk mocha with whip (ask for “a Danielle” if you want to experience the same). Misha’s roasts their coffee beans daily on site, and the casual vibe inside makes it a welcome community center for all that is happening in Old Town. With Misha’s the experience is truly about the locals sitting inside…
For lunch, we recommend:
Nickell’s & Scheffler
1028 King Street
Just a block from fibre space™, this unassuming corner cafe will surprise you with expertly made soups, salads, sandwiches and family recipes by the husband and wife team who own it (Louis and Susan). Their catering is superb and a regular addition to the events and workshops at fibre space™. Order your lunch up front and grab a seat in the large space at the back. Be sure to save room for one of Susan’s pies, coconut macaroons or other tasty sweets.
1222 King Street
Almost all social functions at fibre space™ boast a cheese platter from owner and chef Sebastien Tavel. La Fromagerie’s dedication to regional farms results in a unique variety of irresistible delicacies. The lunch and dinner menu is delicious – sourcing fresh ingredients from Amish farms in Pennsylvania. Stop in this rustic shop for a glass of wine, a pork belly sandwich or a delightful salad of locally sourced vegetables.
Enjoy a sweet treat:
Lavender Moon Cupcakery
116 South Royal Street
There are a lot of cupcake bakeries in our area, but we believe that this hidden gem is the absolute best that there is. The owners source fresh organic ingredients, including Polyface farm eggs and butter. And you can taste the difference! Try one of their classics – vanilla bean with lemon curd filling or Mexican chocolate pudding. Or experiment with a fresh seasonal recipe like summer peach and basil. Be sure to get there early, as they close when the cupcakes are gone!
Old Town Alexandria is your destination for the finest quality fabric, yarn and classes!
Be sure to visit our neighboring craft business while you are here.
We are delighted to be a member of the Old Town Boutique District! Tucked into the cozy brick-lined streets of Old Town Alexandria, the Old Town Boutique District features over 30 unique shops showcasing one-of-a-kind items and hard-to-find brands. From home décor, fashion, jewelry, beauty, children’s apparel, home, food, wine and gifts, you’ll find everything that you desire here.