New businesses add variety to Downtown Suffolk 

Published 6:04 pm Friday, August 25, 2023

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Exciting changes are on the horizon for Downtown Suffolk as new establishments prepare to make their mark on the landscape. 

From innovative cafes that blend coffee and crepes to whimsical ice cream shops that evoke childhood nostalgia, officials said in a news release that these newcomers promise to bring unique flavors and experiences to the heart of the city. 

With an emphasis on culinary artistry, community engagement and creating welcoming spaces, these establishments are set to enrich the downtown scene, inviting locals and visitors alike to explore, indulge, and create lasting memories. As Downtown Suffolk continues to evolve, the release states these new additions serve as a testament to the area’s growth and its commitment to offering something truly special to all who walk its charming streets.

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Café Davina 

Downtown Suffolk welcomes an addition to its culinary landscape with the grand opening of Cafe Davina, a charming coffee and crepe cafe that offers a delightful blend of flavors, ambiance and community. Cafe Davina invites locals and visitors alike to experience the art of crepe making and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the heart of Suffolk’s downtown district, the release states. 

Steeped in European-inspired elegance, Cafe Davina offers an escape from the ordinary; whether it’s a leisurely morning coffee, a quick bite during lunch, or an indulgent dessert, Cafe Davina provides a warm and inviting atmosphere for all occasions. The menu at Cafe Davina boasts an impressive array of sweet and savory crepes; each meticulously prepared to satisfy a diverse range of palates. From classic favorites like Nutella and strawberry to innovative savory creations, there’s a crepe for every taste preference. 

In addition to its culinary offerings, Cafe Davina is committed to becoming a hub for the community, the release states. The cafe will host vendor fairs, providing local artists a platform to showcase their talents. With cozy seating arrangements and free Wi-Fi, it’s an ideal spot for individuals to work, socialize, or simply escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

Cafe Davina is open daily from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Pinner House, 231 Pinner St. Stay connected with Cafe Davina on social media: or Instagram: @Cafe_Davina.

The Mad Batter

The Mad Batter invites the community to experience a world of flavors, fun, and fantasy, all in the heart of Suffolk’s charming historic district. The ice cream shop boasts a unique blend of classic and innovative flavors, catering to both the traditionalists and the adventurous palates. 

From indulgent classics like velvety chocolate and creamy vanilla to daring concoctions such as ice cream nachos, the release said the Mad Batter promises to delight every taste bud. The Mad Batter is not just about indulgence, it is about creating memories and fostering a sense of community. 

Join The Mad Batter at 149 N Main St to experience the magic for yourself. Hours of operations are: closed on Mondays, open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, noon-8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1-6 p.m Sundays. With its creative flavors, enchanting atmosphere, and commitment to community, The Mad Batter is set to become a beloved destination in Historic Downtown Suffolk. Follow The Mad Batter’s journey on social media:

All About Fish

Suffolk’s culinary scene is about to receive a splash of flavor with the opening of All About Fish Diner LLC. This seafood haven promises to be a delight, offering an exquisite array of fresh catches and seafood specialties that cater to every palate, according to the news release. 

At All About Fish Diner, patrons can expect an extensive menu featuring a diverse selection of seafood. The menu also caters to non-seafood enthusiasts, ensuring that everyone finds a delectable option to enjoy. 

Experience the allure of All About Fish Diner LLC first-hand on at 249 Carolina Road; All About Fish Diner is closed on Mondays, open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. 

Lokee Hookah Lounge

Downtown Suffolk welcomes a new addition to its social scene with the grand opening of Lokee Hookah Lounge, a contemporary haven designed to provide an exceptional experience of relaxation and camaraderie. As the premier hookah lounge in the area, the release said Lokee invites patrons to unwind, connect, and enjoy an array of premium hookah flavors in a modern and inviting setting.

The lounge’s ambiance is an extension of its commitment to excellence. With contemporary décor, plush seating, and an inviting atmosphere, Lokee Hookah Lounge provides the ideal backdrop for celebrations, casual get-togethers, or moments of personal relaxation. Its central downtown location ensures easy accessibility for both local regulars and curious newcomers.

Lokee Hookah Lounge, located at 130 West Washington St., is set to become a central hub for those seeking a new experience to connect with friends within the heart of Downtown Suffolk. Hours are open 11 a.m.-midnight on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays;  11 a.m.-1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; and closed Wednesdays.

Stay updated with Lokee Hookah Lounge on social media: or Instagram: @lokeehookah2020.