Cafe 1823

Cafe 1823

Named to honor VTS’s founding year, Café 1823 seeks to serve the extended VTS Community of students, faculty, staff, friends, and visitors by providing a convivial atmosphere with good food, an extensive menu of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, and varied programming. On any given evening in Café 1823 you may find local parishes using the space for meetings and discussions; students eating their evening meal; neighbors—particularly our friends from neighboring Episcopal High School and St. Stephens and St. Agnes School—catching up after a day at work; or members of the VTS staff and faculty enjoying each other’s company in a relaxed environment.

To ensure the best experience for our patrons, 1823 memberships are now available. As a member, you’ll receive notification of discounts and specials and will help us better serve and connect with you. In addition to the VTS community of students, staff, faculty, alumni, donors and Board members, membership is open to anyone recommended by a member of the VTS community. For details, speak with a member of the 1823 staff.

The Refectory

The Refectory, located adjacent to Cafe 1823, serves buffet-style meals to Seminary students, staff, faculty, alumni, and visitors. Refectory meal tickets are available for purchase at the Welcome Center.

The Flamingo

The Flamingo Cafe is located on the lower level of Addison Academic Center where you may enjoy free drip coffee and tea or purchase snacks and espresso beverages.

The Flamingo will be open during the Summer of 2019 until the end of June. 
M-F 8:30am-12:30pm open with full service. 
M-F 12:30-3:00pm open with tea & drip coffee available.

The Flamingo will reopen in August 2019 in its new location, The Wilderness, number 1220 on the campus map.  

The Flamingo Mission Statement "The Flock Code":
We are committed to reflecting God's love for all people through building relationships and creating sacred space to engage in life-giving conversations.

Café 1823 Closed

Café 1823 is currently closed for renovations.
The café is scheduled to reopen in early 2020.
The last day of operation was May 15th, 2019

Membership Form

Joining is easy
and requires no fee.


Simply download a form or ask for one in the café and return the completed form there. In the meantime, we look forward to serving you in 1823!
3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22304  |  Phone: 703-370-6600 or 800-941-0083 | Employee Directory