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Best Buns Bread Co.

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4010 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
+1 703-578-1500
6:00 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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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learned from other Trip Advisor reviews about this place. They have freshly baked bagels and other pastries. We enjoyed a great breakfast with the best egg, bacon and cheese sandwiches. Also tried their home made scones that were delicious. Coffee was excellent. Make sure you arrive there early as on the weekends the lines are large. We enjoyed the... More 

Thank Valentina P
Alexandria, Virginia
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161 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Best Buns is adjacent to the Carlyle Restaurant and is open every morning for bread and coffee before the restaurant serves food. Stop by for fresh coffee and some of the best bread available in Northern Virginia. On certain days, Irish Soda bread is available, but the regular fresh bread menu is terrific and sure to please!

Thank 349Charles25
Fairfax Station VA
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Yes the bread is very good! But I come for the sandwiches. While my favorite is the roast beef, all of them are excellent. Grab one and go for lunch, but come early to get the best selection.

Thank MM_CM_81
Brasilia, DF
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Don't go there if you are in a hurry. This place is so popular that there is a line almost all day long, but it's so worth the wait!!! The best French baguette and epi ever... and it's a French girl who is writing!

1 Thank Catherine P
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I have been in BBB at least 15 times. The cupcakes were great every time. Today I had the peanut butter cupcake. My wife had the red velvet. I can go into the ambience and layout but I won't. I have something better for you. Go get a cupcake. I can't say this loud enough...go get me a cupcake. Sorry... More 

1 Thank Yves J
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Given the many outdoor dining options at Shirlington, this is among the easiest for a snack/ great small burger and a simple iced tea. Stopping there is not a major investment in terms of time or money, and it affords a pleasant respite for snacking and people watching. Avoiding dessert type alternatives, it is somewhere between a restaurant dining experience... More 

Thank Momowow
Alexandria, Virginia
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I visit this place multiple mornings each week and have for several years. There is no place like this in the area where you can get a good coffee and the best croissants in the area--chocolate being my favorite. And when I feel decadent I get one of their breakfast sandwiches, Jenny's Rising Sun being the favorite. Yes on a... More 

Thank Larry B
Arlington, Virginia
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89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Every year for my birthday the dessert of choice is carrot cake-a favorite. This year was no exception, but due to hectic work schedules we opted to buy locally vice baking at home. After a bit of research we chose the Best Buns Bread Company in Shirlington. On my birthday we picked-up 1/2 dozen of just-made large carrot cupcakes. Later... More 

Thank ciscospudd
North Carolina
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

I'm often disappointed by bakeries, as I'm a pastry chef myself. I really loved the baked goods here. Got several items to take for the road. Staff was dressed in chefs coats, clean, and very friendly and efficient. Was there on easter, so they were very busy, but they happily boxed my items up and offered to warm them in... More 

Thank williamtraveler9
Alexandria, Virginia
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Best cupcakes in northern Virginia!!!! They also have bread, cookies, pastries, treats. The dog treats are very rich and my dog got sick! Stay with the people food!

Thank Karen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children
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 Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
  • 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?