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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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82 reviews
51 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
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Good assortment of sweetbreads and sandwiches. Friendliest service on the block. Good place to stop for morning breads and coffee.

Thank Sephen B
Baltimore, Maryland
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

All I can say is get Mike's Fav as a box and run back to work to enjoy before your lunch break is over! And this review is coming from some one who is not big on ham lunch meat at all.

Thank DR5115
Kinnelon, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

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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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Tampa, Florida
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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?