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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
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
And the best brioche...

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,... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
mrsagf
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washington dc
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washington dc
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219 reviews 219 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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335 restaurant reviews
405 helpful votes 405 helpful votes
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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Arlington, Virginia
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102 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Barbados
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Seriously, it's that good. Breakfast pastries, sandwiches, lunches, it's all good. Cute little shop and they keep the line moving. Nice selection and wide variety.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Bearing in mind that Best Buns is first and foremost a "carryout" bakery (not a restaurant nor even a proper cafe unless the weather is nice enough to sit outside), it has been and remains at the head of its class. You cannot ask for fresher and tastier breads and baked goods. The croissants, for example, are the best you'll... More 

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washington dc
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115 reviews 115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great sandwiches and breads. Cupcakes are awesome... It can become crowded on a Saturday morning but the staff kept the line moving quickly, try the sourdough if you can get it

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Ft. Hunt, VA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Go here - it's a must. They even have a fresh baked treat for your doggie. Delightful and fresh! The bread is extremely well made - tasty and good enough to eat without butter!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Best Buns has a huge selection of freshly made baked goods, sandwiches, salads and coffee. In the morning you can sit in part of the attached Carlyle Grand Restaurant. Very nice.

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Arlington, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Since I live nearby, I buy bread and maybe a company dessert, but others are buying coffee and treats. I love everything they bake.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?