Sweet Tooth

If you have a sweet tooth—you’re in for a real treat when you visit the Yorktown Waterfront. It’s okay to have your cake (or ice cream) and eat it too. In fact, we encourage it!

Aromas 1781 Cafe collage

1781 Café by Aromas

Perk up your visit to Historic Yorktown with coffee, tea, or treat from 1781 Café by Aromas, located inside the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. This quaint restaurant serves specialty beverages like coffee drinks, espresso, chai, tea, smoothies, hot chocolate, and refreshers. If you work up an appetite while perusing the Museum or other area attractions, you can purchase specialty sandwiches, salads, pastries, cookies, biscotti, and more. Catering is also available for big groups.  

Business Hours: 
Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Days.

Ben and Jerrys ice cream bowls cones and shakes

Ben & Jerry’s and Green Mountain Coffee Café

332 Water Street

With more than 30 different flavors to choose from, Ben & Jerry’s Yorktown makes it almost impossible to pick just one. Our advice? Order a large and make it a double… scoop! Popular flavors include Gimme S'more!, The Tonight Dough, and Triple Caramel Chunk. You’ll also find several flavors that aren’t available in most stores, as well as pints to help you stock your freezer. The menu includes sundaes, milk shakes, sorbets, and smoothies. You can order your scoop in a waffle cone, bowl, or even a waffle bowl (yummy!). Whatever you decide, don’t forget to grab the napkins.

Green Mountain Coffee Café features espresso, cappuccino, café latte, café mocha, and specialty coffee drinks—all organically grown and freshly ground.

ATM located inside for your convenience.

Business Hours:
Sunday–Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. (March–May)
Daily 10:30 am to 11 p.m. (June–August)

Carrot Tree Carrot Cake
Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Carrot Tree

323 Water Street

Life is short; eat dessert first! That’s the motto at Carrot Tree Kitchens where owner Debi and her staff bake cakes fresh from scratch, daily. While Carrot Tree is known for its signature triple-layer carrot cake filled with decadent cream cheese frosting—the bakery serves up a variety of delicious desserts for every palate. 

The bakery also offers breakfast, lunch, and deli items. All dishes are prepared from scratch, including fresh wraps, gourmet salads, and flavorful soups. You can also enjoy ham biscuits, pimiento cheese, and other southern favorites. There is limited indoor seating and a small sidewalk café. In a hurry? Choose from several grab-and-go picnic items, pre-packaged for your convenience.

Business Hours:
TuesdaySaturday: 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Little York Confectionery house made chocolates and small box
Confectionery No more candy

Little York Confectionery

401 Main Street

Located in the Historic Somerwell House (circa 1700), Little York Confectionery is the next addition to Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters' commitment to enhancing Main Street in Yorktown. Visit their charming candy shop to enjoy ice cream, house-made chocolates, candies, and treats!

Business Hours:

Thursday: 1 to 6 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mobjack display of pastries

Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters & Petite Cafe

411 Main Street

This active Coffee Roastery and Petite Café is located at the top of the hill on Main Street in the Historic Cole Digges House, circa 1730. The Cole Digges House is part of Yorktown National Colonial Historical Battlefield Park and is one of the original buildings in the village still standing since before the Revolutionary War. You’ll find hot and cold brew coffees, teas, drinking chocolate, cold drinks, wine, and beer for sale. The Petite Café offers gourmet sandwiches, soups, paninis, and a variety of fresh-baked goods including scones, muffins, apple strudel, and cookies. Candies, retail coffee, tea, and French wines by the bottle are available for purchase. Enjoy your lite fare and conversation upstairs in the dining rooms or take advantage of the outdoor seating. Historical talks and tours are a unique experience in this special location. Please call ahead or visit their website for tickets and availability.

Business Hours:
Sunday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Extended hours during Yorktown’s special events. Follow them on Facebook for updates!