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0.5 miles from Virginia Beach Boardwalk
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The virus rules here are being enacted by forming a line with persons standing a few feet apart and then gradually working their way up a wooden ramp, around a corner until the first person in line peeks in the tiny wood-door window to see...if four people are inside the ordering area. It was slightly chilly and windy while waiting in the line. People in line were not hostile, but not friendly either. Once inside, the very small ordering area had few menu boards- one on the coffee/smoothie side and one on the bakery side. There were only three food items listed on that side. One of the employees who was charged with checking the door, to make sure no more than four people came in or that more came in to get four.... seemed tense. In the end, I paid about $8.50 for what I thought would be a bagel (but was brioche) with bacon, egg and cheese. Okay, but not great. I asked for crispy bacon and 1/3 of it was medium rare. There was no place to eat out on the small outside (windswept) patio area. Maybe I'm missing something here.... nostalgia, ambiance, a specialty dish. But it seemed not worth the 25 minute wait. More like waiting in line for a bus ticket in the front of a barracks.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 19, 2020 via mobile

I received a box of pastries as a Christmas gift from a business. Bottom line, everything was quite stale. My guess is this $58 box of goodies was baked and packaged maybe several days ago and refrigerated (too long) awaiting delivery . The firm I...received the gift from probably ordered 40 or so of these boxes in advance which proved to be more business than they could handle and still deliver a fresh product. Im sure if you walk in and order anything it is terrific, but forget large orders at holiday time. Too bad, I really dislike writing these kinds of reviews but it must be said.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed July 11, 2020

This place is amazing. The coffee is perfection. I had a a macchiato. It was the beat I have ever had. Honestly perfect. My husband had a mocha and it was excellent. My boys had lemonade and limeade. Both were tasty. The service was wonderful....This place is a must!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 10, 2020

If you live in Virginia Beach or are visiting and looking for delicious breakfast treats, breakfast sandwiches, quiche, and/or lunch, there's no doubt, May's will be the only place you'll need to stop. Their cruffins (croissant-muffin) are delectable. Check their website or Facebook page as...their tasty treats change regularly. Parking is tricky and the only place to park is right out front and there are only about three spots so maybe plan ahead and drop off someone to place your order. You can also call ahead to order. If you're headed south on Pacific Ave. be alert as you drive pass the Subway (on the right). May's is tucked back from the road (on the right) and you can easily pass it.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 30, 2020

Mays Parlor is literally the best little cafe I’ve ever been to! My sister, myself, and a few of our friends took a girls trip to VA beach and just happened to stumble upon May’s only a couple weeks after they first opened several years...ago and we LOVED it from the first second we walked in the door! We go back to VA Beach almost every summer and our first stop is always here! The staff is excellent and they’re all just so lovely, their drinks are delicious, and don’t even get me started on their deliciously creative pastries and menu items! If I lived in Virginia, I’d be here pretty much every single day! I highly recommend checking them out :)More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 30, 2020 via mobile

Easy to miss on the corner of 28th with a tiny parking lot out back. Visitors and locals would do well to cruise up on their bikes for a phenomenal blueberry or chocolate chip with orange icing scone. The cruffins are delectable as well. No...inside seating, at least at this time, but a couple of tables outside and you could always walk to the boardwalk to enjoy the view. Quiche and other items look amazing. I’ll be back for lunch eventually! Thanks for serving with the safety of your customers in mind!More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed November 12, 2019

Somehow I had never heard of this cute little coffee shop until last weekend. I just happened to be going down to the oceanfront and decided to stop in. It's super cute and cozy inside. They have a huge variety of amazing looking pastries. We...tried the blueberry scone, which was incredible, a spinach and bacon quiche which was just as good and then some other pastry which I cannot remember the name, but was incredible. The coffee was good and they had a seasonal flavor syrup which was really good as well. I needed decaf for mine and she didn't hesitate to say she could make decaf for me. We will definitely be going back! So happy to have found this little shop!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 23, 2019 via mobile

Quaint spot for coffee and pastries, delicious croissants, coffee was good. They had a delightful selection of cakes and cookies as well

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 26, 2019 via mobile

A friend who is a permanent resident of Virginia Beach brought our family a dozen chocolate chip cookies from May’s while we were on vacation. They are probably the best cookies I have ever had. They are huge which is a definite plus, crispy yet...soft. Don’t know how the chef does it. Delicious!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

Stopped by May's Parlor after following them on Facebook. My expectations did not disappoint. So many wonderful gourmet pastries. We ordered a croissant with Salmon, cream cheese, capers and onion. So delicious. The only downside is the limited seating.

Date of visit: August 2019
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