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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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Today
7:00 am - 8:00 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: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 67
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  • 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
Best cupcakes ever!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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maryland
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125 reviews 125 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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219 reviews 219 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
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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335 restaurant reviews
410 helpful votes 410 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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?