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Ipanema Cafe

917 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23220
804-213-0170
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Ranked #95 of 1,363 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Vegan, Vegetarian, Fusion
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner
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Brussels
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Norfolk, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We were running a little late to a show, so we only had time for a couple of appetizers…service was FABULOUS - we told them we were on a tight schedule and they accommodated us perfectly. We both got the carrot-ginger-mushroom soup, spicy and tasty! We both also got the (vegan, gluten-free) Mushroom Risotto Balls with shredded brussels sprouts and... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

We found this restaurant on tripadvisor since we had recently cut a lot of meat and dairy out of our diet. The food was very good, well thought out and presented. The dessert was out of this world! The atmosphere was also neat because it is in the lower floor of a three story building, and the decor is very... More

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Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We ended up here after wandering up to an Italian place with the word squid in the name, saw the crowds, panicked and turned around. Ipanema Cafe is in a basement dungeon. I love dark, dingy places, so it worked for me. There's a patio outside, but I personally cannot eat in 90 degree heat without being ill. The menu... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

I like the word dive to describe this place in its atmosphere. The food selections are are great. I really enjoyed the vegan ruben! If you are looking for a place with good fast vegetarian and vegan food, this is it.

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Providence Forge, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My wife and I accompanied our son and daughter-in-law to Ipanema this evening for a delightful birthday dessert. If you passed the cafe's entrance too quickly, you'd miss a wonderful opportunity for some down home style sweets. Between the mixed berry pie, berry and pear pie, and chocolate pie washed down with some great coffee, no one went away dissatisfied!... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This restaurant is located in Virginia Commonwealth University country on West Grace Street. It offers an interesting and always delicious vegetarian menu and is priced reasonably. My meal was a delicious monkfish with vegetables in a stew. It was outstanding. I've eaten there before, and the food is always deliciously prepared with interesting combinations. The restaurant is in the lower... More

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virgnia
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

I have been here several times over the past few years. The sweet potato fritters were spicy and really good on my last visit. My veggie bbq sandwich was to sweet for my liking. The Cesar salad with grilled tofu is really good. Expect a crowd and hard to find parking.

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Richmond, VA
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

For all of you coming to Richmond, Virginia to follow Lincoln's steps from the popular movie, don't make the mistake of passing by Kendra Feather's cafe institution Ipanema. Ipanema is Feather's first and IMHO her best restaurant. Located on Virginia Commonwealth University's urban campus, the space is a few steps down from the street, and the cozy, basement feel adds... More

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asheville,nc
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133 reviews 133 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Had just left a week of being served good fresh clean vegetarian food and wanted to find some while I traveled thru Richmond. Found this place by searching the web. Wonderful meal! I had sweet potato fritters with goat cheese and poached shrimp with turnip potato puree over greens. All of it was gluten free! They offer many items vegan.... More

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