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Best Buns Bread Co.

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4010 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206-3424
+1 703-578-1500
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Arlington, Virginia
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Supplier to Carlyle, you can order excellent breakfast sandwiches such as bacon & egg on their outstanding breads and croissants. The chocolate croissants are outstanding, as are the muffins. Lunch is a pleasant surprise, I've had the black angus burger and the roast chicken salad, both excellent. Nice to dine al fresco at this establishment and avoid the noisier establishments... More 

Thank zoomfish
Arlington, Virginia
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to stop for a quick breakfast sandwich, pastry, or desert! I'll even make a special trip into shirlington just for a treat on occasion. And the staff is GREAT! It's hard to find a place that greets you with a friendly smile around here!

Thank RRT98
Arlington, Virginia
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have been going to Best Buns for years - excellent with superior food service employees. Always go shortly after opening in order to park in front.

Thank JohnandBetsey
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A week or so ago, had an early morning meeting, so I decided to pickup some pastries at Best Buns. Got some pastries, cupcakes and the Monkey/Apple Monkey Bread. I have hosted dinner parties and Best Buns Cupcakes are the Best, in the DC area. "Sorry DC Cupcakes, known as Georgetown Cupcakes" I just love the Red Velvet... However on... More 

Thank BelvedereVirginia
Fairfax, Virginia
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172 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After dinner at the Carlyle, we walked over to Best Buns to pick up some gluten free cookies to take home. We bought Double Chocolate Chip and Toffee Crunch and they were both amazing! My only complaint is they don't offer them for dessert at the Great American restaurants.

Thank MissMuffet63
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170 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for a late breakfast last week. We had the eggs and cheese on 'iceberg bread' sandwiches and they were out of this world! The bread was perfectly toasted with a layer of butter which made it crispy yet so fluffy.. With plenty of cheddar cheese and the perfectly cooked eggs with the right amount of salt and... More 

Thank Shireen H
Washington, DC
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is clearly geared to a local crowd. People stream in from their morning dog walks, workouts and errands. The line might be long, but it'll move quickly. The food is delicious and unpretentious. You won't find aioli or remoulade on anything. They serve sandwiches made from freshly-baked bread and scrumptious homey ingredients.They also have a selection of danishes,... More 

Thank ObservantGuest202
Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I haven't eaten inside but the store is next door to Carlyle, its parent company. Breads are great... but the cupcakes are huge and taste wonderful! We order them for special occasions and take them home. Choose from several flavors but we love Chocolate ganache, carrot cake, lemon. Red velvet is good too!

Thank Debbie M
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Be prepared to stand in line as Best Buns has the 'best' reputation. Pastries galore with a pleasantly varied menu including sandwiches; light or hardy appetites and excellent coffee. Bread is a specialty but Best Buns is best at breakfast time and is not open for dinner. The atmosphere includes a great opportunity to observe the pets and kids and... More 

Thank ArlingtonVaSonnet
Piermont, New York
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

I have gotten breakfast food here often. The egg sandwiches are great as well as the many bakery items they make fresh each day. The lunch sandwiches are delicious. I especially like the chicken salad. There can be long lines to order breakfast food in the morning.

Thank soulonthewater

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4010 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206-3424
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-578-1500

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