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Review of StarNut Gourmet

StarNut Gourmet
Ranked #7 of 12 Quick Bites in McLean
Description: (703) 749-9090 This place offers a nice assortment of desserts, coffee, gelato, salads, breakfast items, snacks, etc.
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Description: (703) 749-9090 This place offers a nice assortment of desserts, coffee, gelato, salads, breakfast items, snacks, etc.
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I have been regular patrons of Starnut for several years, and they never disappoint. The name is the only thing that resembles a well-known chain of coffee houses (if you want to call them that).

Starnut's coffee is excellent - always fresh and hot, not over-roasted, and served at your table. The menu includes an array of coffees and teas, as well as wine, small plates, pastry, quiche (to die for), fresh soup daily, sandwiches, and gelato in a wide range of flavors. Yummm!

They also serve high tea for those of us who enjoy that tradition. Be sure to check out the handy hostess & home gift section, too.

Starnut offers outdoor seating in spring, summer and early fall. It's become popular, and with good reason. BTW, the establishment is clean and well maintained by the owners Joe and Denise - along with their great staff!

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Vicki A
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Reviewed August 30, 2016

My friend suggested Star Nut Gourmet for our every so often lunch. We enjoyed an hour long conversation, and even though we were seated near the door to the kitchen, we did not feel rushed, or in the way, and could converse privately without being heard by others. We split a sandwich, enjoyed coffee, and our bill was only $20 -- the cashier offered to divide it between two credit cards -- we did not need to ask. There is daylight inside, good A/C, and more seating outside. Taking home a sweet is encouraged, but we were not hungry at all after our delicious sandwich.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank mathomson5
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

This charming little cafe has a small menu of freshly-prepared salads, pastries, gelato and various beverages, including great coffee. It's a wonderful place to have coffee or lunch with friends.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Momofgradstudent
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Reviewed July 31, 2016

Have been visiting McLean for years, but never stopped in StarNut before as it's slightly off my beaten path. However I was meeting a client there and found the friendly family-owned business to be delightfully cheerful and friendly. My quiche and chai latte were perfect and the setting very comfortable and attractive both inside and out.

It's a tad higher priced than I'm used to but the other perks balance things out. A definite return visit is in order.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank meanderingcamera3
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Reviewed October 18, 2015

I buy their gift baskets and chocolate/nut combinations for every special occasion. Lots of unique treats and the most friendly owner.

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Mezzat69
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