Have you been to Crossroads Coffee & Ice Cream on Forest Hill Avenue? If you haven’t, you’ve probably seen it, and you need to stop in. It’s the cute, orange gas station repurposed into Southside’s coziest coffee shop. Located where Semmes Avenue turns into Forest Hill Avenue; a tricky little turn but worth the wait.
For years, Crossroads has been a place where people from all walks of life have come together to hang out, study, hold office hours, and grab a bite to eat. Over the past couple of years though, it’s become a little music mecca in Richmond, bringing people not just from Southside together to have a good time. Crossroad’s draw is that there’s no cover, and the space offers patrons an opportunity to sit feet from their favorite musicians or tables and chairs outside to visit with friends.
While beer geeks will be thrilled with the beer selection, wine lovers will prefer some more choices. And the menu could use a change up. But overall, Crossroads is a community treasure. A community center in our backyard!