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The Light Well

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American, Dessert, Contemporary, Bagels
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110 E. Main Street, Orange, VA 22960
+1 540-661-0004
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Tuesday
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A new restaurant. Opened in feb 2011

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good brunch

We had brunch here the next day after dining at Elmwood at Sparks and brought our 2 year old granddaughter with us. Everything went smoothly. Food was good, waitress was helpful and friendly. The morning breads and sandwiches were perfect for our group. A nice surprise.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
HokieHoo
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Hampton, VA
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Hampton, VA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had brunch here the next day after dining at Elmwood at Sparks and brought our 2 year old granddaughter with us. Everything went smoothly. Food was good, waitress was helpful and friendly. The morning breads and sandwiches were perfect for our group. A nice surprise.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Wow! We stumbled onto this place, hidden in a tiny southern town in Virginia. Antique hunting in Orange Virginia, and getting hungry? Please stop in to The Light Well. A very modern experience in a thrown back location. The atmosphere is quite pleasant, with an upscale coffee house feel. Yes they have great coffee, but that is just the beginning.... More 

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Sykesville, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The chicken breast was tender with great flavor and was healthy. The sauce over the vegetables was tasty. I asked the waitress what her favorite meal here was and she recomended it.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great prices great food. Really good cod nice service. This was a good recommendation from the B&B Chestnut hills

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Madison, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We stopped in on a Sunday. It was my husband's first visit but I've eaten lunch there many times. My husband ordered the cheese grits. They were the best I've ever tasted. The service was slow though and very slow to bring our check.

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Incline Village, NV
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had stopped for brunch on our way to Montpelier. We ate at the bar as is our preference. Service was good and the food was nice. I'd recommend this as a nice place to go for a casual meal.

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Orange, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great spot to drop by for lunch, dinner or drinks and live music. Take your pick! Food is consistently good and the brownies are out of this world! One of the few places in town that has a Sunday brunch. My favorite local eatery.

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We came here for drinks and live music, at the recommendation of our innkeeper Marty of The Inn on Poplar Hill. What a nice surprise! Great beer selection, friendly bartender and staff. We'll be back!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We always try and stop here on our way back from Charlottesville to DC. Great coffee, vegetarian choices, great brunch.

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Orange, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The best things about the Light Well are the coffee, the desserts and baked goods, the wait staff, the music, the Cuban sandwiches, and the homemade pasta. The worst is the fact that it is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. This is a terrible disappointment in a town where there is nowhere else to meet for relaxation and good quality coffee.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 E. Main Street, Orange, VA 22960
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 540-661-0004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Dessert, Contemporary, Bagels

Description

A new restaurant. Opened in feb 2011
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?