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Best Buns Bread Co.

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4010 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
+1 703-578-1500
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6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 69
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding bakery.

Nice variety of bakery items, some fine sandwiches, excellent coffees, & superb staff. I have been going to this bakery/coffee shop for many years - consistency, courtesy, professionalism, & good food always.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice variety of bakery items, some fine sandwiches, excellent coffees, & superb staff. I have been going to this bakery/coffee shop for many years - consistency, courtesy, professionalism, & good food always.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Everything I've had from here is simply incredible. Breakfast pastries and breads, cupcakes, lunch sandwiches, and coffees are all excellent! Super friendly service. Usually busy during the morning and lunchtime rush...guess other people enjoy their menu as much as me!

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This place is own by the Great American Restaurant Group... which owns the restaurant right next door to it, the Carlyle (formerly the Carlyle Grand). If you've ever eaten at the Great American Restaurant, then you've had their bread and know that it's really amazing. The ozzy rolls they serve at the restaurant are like donut holes but larger and... More 

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maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

When I want a yummy cupcake, I make the drive to Best Buns in Arlington. I've never been disappointed with the cupcakes or the service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Best buns is phenomenal when it comes to creating breads and pastries. It's no wonder why a line streams to the door in the early morning hours. A quick tip for you early risers: take advantage of the ample seating in the adjacent Carlye Grand (also an amazing restaurant). A favorite activity for my wife and I is to grab... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We ate here for 5 straight days it was so good. this place was very busy each morning, but they share seating areas with The Carlyle so you aren't cramped. We tried each of the sandwiches, different pastries and liked them all.

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washington dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Brioche is extremely hard to find in the DC area, but Best Buns has it. It is so buttery that the butter will soak through the bag. (Get it wrapped in plastic.) About three times a year, I drive the 75 miles to buy a loaf. Then I freeze it and dole it out a slice at a time. Ah,... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The location in Shirlington, VA could not be better. It is located right next door to the Carlyle Grand Restaurant which is also a part of the sensational Great American Chain. Best Buns does a strong carryout business and the baguettes are my favorite breads. There are also sandwiches and soups. You can enjoy these right in front of the... More 

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Abuja, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I stopped here mid-morning to pick up something for lunch a few hours later. I got a tomato and fresh mozzarella sandwich. By lunchtime, my sandwich tasted freshly made. I would have thought that the bread might have gotten soggy, but it didn't. The baguette held up nicely. The mozzarella was creamy, the tomatoes ripe, sauteed onions lent a nice... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had breakfast there twice while staying in Shirlington. Outstanding pastries and breakfast sandwiches. Cozy atmosphere, and very efficient staff. One caveat - if you're not a dog-lover, Shirlington is probably not your spot. They are everywhere (not in the restaurants-thankfully).

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Additional Information about Best Buns Bread Co.

Address: 4010 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
Phone Number: +1 703-578-1500
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Bakeries

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4010 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-578-1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Bakeries
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?