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Culture Cup

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Our Story

More than coffee

The Culture Cup is the story of a nation and the collective history of an entire community. Through the celebration of history and culture, the Culture Cup strives to cultivate a welcoming environment that inspires all.

When owner and founder Nikki Brown first moved to Northern VA, she worked for ten years with the Fairfax County government as a community outreach worker. It was during that time, that she learned that there was so much deeply rooted African American history in NOVA. She also became aware that much of NOVA African American history was not common knowledge. It soon became her mission to create a space where the legacies and contributions of African American culture could be honored, preserved, and celebrated.

What We Stand for.




Our Menu.

Our food and beverages
are freshly prepared and made

Coffee & Espresso

Fresh Brew


Black Tea

Breakfast & Lunch

Egg, bacon, and cheese sandwich


Green Tea

Truffle Turkey Club


Herbal Tea

Classic Grilled Cheese

Our signature

Featured Items

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Our food and beverages
are freshly prepared and made

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We're Loved

Why Our customers love us

Laura Customer

"From the friendly service to the delicious pastries and sandwiches, this is a great addition to Gainesville's dining options. They offer some unique coffee drinks; I highly recommend the Africano, a concoction of espresso, dark chocolate, and brown sugar served either as a latte or a cortado".

Cody Customer

"Culture Cup is a welcome addition to our community. The inside is filled with Gainesville history and the vibe is super cozy. We haven’t had a coffee we don’t rave about. The Maple Morrison Latte and Sweet Potato Latte are SO GOOD! We’ve sampled about 4 different pastries and been happy with them all. The bacon, egg, and cheese and the avocado toast are our go-tos for something more substantial. If you haven’t stopped by, you need to!."

Megan Customer

"What a treasure Nikki has created! I took a friend for breakfast, and we loved the Settlement latte and avocado toast and a classic cappuccino and breakfast croissant. I also got a delicious dirty chai latte. Beautiful, comfortable space with welcoming, charming owners!"

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