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Ipanema Cafe

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Vegetarian, Fusion, Vegan
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917 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23220
804-213-0170
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
eggplant panini

I always order the eggplant panini with sweet potato fries and salad. You can't go wrong here. If you have a sweet tooth, the desserts are always amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
EmiW37
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I always order the eggplant panini with sweet potato fries and salad. You can't go wrong here. If you have a sweet tooth, the desserts are always amazing.

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Shenandoah Valley VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Large helpings of substantial foods. Nobody will leave hungry. However, I was hoping for somewhat more refined cooking and imaginative recipes. Vegan cooking at its best is spectacular. This basement restaurant is best suited for a college crowd and not a diner with a sophisticated palette.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It is like finding gold! Healthy food while you are traveling. The food was outstanding! It was gourmet, they could fool anyone that it is vegan. Excellent quality and freshness. The college town atmosphere was relaxing and casual. We ate outside, inside had a rustic quality. I have cooked vegan style for five years and their menu was creative and... More 

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Fredericksburg, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

TripAdvisor needs a new rating! I can't give this place just an average, but very good is a bit generous. We didn't like the fact that the menu isn't printed, & their isn't a kid's menu. My food was very good, but my wife's entree was spicy when they said it wasn't. We asked what they could remake the quickest,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We arrived shortly before 5 so we ordered from the lunch menu. The tempeh sandwiches were tasty and included small side orders of sweet potato fries and salad that rounded out the meal. Good beer and a fantastic vegan coconut crème brûlée for dessert. The service was prompt and friendly. I look forward to going there again when I'm in... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This place is in a basement and the atmosphere is bar like. Choices are on a chalk board at the front entrance. We had the tofu sandwhich which was served on a white bun with salad, and sweet potato fries. If you are new to vegetarian food and you would rather have a burgher, you really should try this. It... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great place in the heart of downtown Richmond in the VCU quarter. Active, friendly service and great veg/vegan food capped off with some great craft beers choices! A+++

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Recommended by my Vegan brother. I am not a Vegan....but the food tasted here was palate pleasing. Firstly, the restaurant is located in a basement. Playing in the background is comfortable blues club music. The menu written on chalkboard at entrance. Greeted kindly at door. The booth was quaint and tight to get in it. The BBQ jackfruit sandwich with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

What awesome food and fast and friendly service. We loved everything we ordered - focaccia with spicy marinara sauce, pierogies, endive salad, sandwiches, wrap, pasta. Desserts were excellent too especially the Mexican chocolate pie. The $3 Happy Hour wine choices were a plus too. The only menu is the board as you enter - so decide what you want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Vegetarian food is not all that easy to find in these parts, but Ipanema stands up to the task. Great food, wonderful atmosphere. Loved the mains and the desert.

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Additional Information about Ipanema Cafe

Address: 917 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23220
Phone Number: 804-213-0170
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Fusion, Vegan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 917 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23220
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-213-0170

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Fusion, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?