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821 Bakery Cafe

821 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5403
(804) 649-1042
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Ranked #154 of 1,275 restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Apr 24, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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82% Recommend
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English first
Oak Park, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We only ate here for breakfast, even though they served lunch and dinner with a small bar. I had a light breakfast both days, cheese grits (very good) and a biscuit the next (3-4" dia) which was probably the best I have ever had. My husband had rosemary potatoes and sausage patties that he said were good. We saw some... More

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In The South
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

One of my favourite spots to grab breakfast while I'm in Richmond. Good selection of vegan food, strong coffee. Today's waitress was attentive and accommodating, with fast service. Also love the fact that you can get fruit as a side instead of carbs. The bloody marys are huuge! :)

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Knoxville, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

821 was just a couple min walk from the Double Tree and just outside of the VCU campus. The food was above average, but the atmosphere was great. The tables are close together and some how we ended up in a conversation with the people to our right about Federal Economic Policy and the people to the left about aging... More

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Richmond, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is the place to be on a Saturday or Sunday morning in the Fan. Strong mimosas, a nice beer selection and hearty brunch fare--from breakfast burritos to bagels with cream cheese and lox. The food is very good, but not haute cuisine. It gets crowded for brunch, and you may have to wait outside. Really nice exemplar of the... More

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Durham, NC, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Long wait for a Saturday, to be expected it's a tiny spot, but great personality and friendly staff. The food! I had the buffalo tofu and I've never had tofu with such infused flavor...a must have, bloody mary was yummy, fried artichoke app was delish but sub the sweer dipping sauce they provide with the garlic tahini dressing. My beau... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This place is the best. I take out of town friends here, and I get fellow Richmonder's hooked. Thanks to a recommendation from a friend, this is our consistent brunch spot in town! Prices are good, they have a TON of variety, and very vegan/vegetarian friendly! Its usually seat yourself if you get there early enough--which I would recommend getting... More

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Reisterstown, Maryland
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Four of us arrived at 9AM opening for Sunday brunch and got seated right away. Not a big place and people were waiting when we left. No wonder because the food and service were great. Considered the best vegan breakfasts in town. We had vegan and vegetarian burritos and a tofu scramble. Everything was delicious.

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Montreal, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This seems to be one of the better and the most original breakfast places if you don't wanna go to the Carytown. The menu offers a pretty wide range of meals for breakfast, brunch and lunch. The atmosphere is very homely, yet hipster-y at the same time. Pretty cool art all over the walls of the restaurant. You get a... More

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Northern Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

It's small and funky. The food's great. You'll probably have to wait on line (outside since the place is so small), but it's well worth it. I had a vegetarian breakfast burrito stuffed with tofu scramble, veggie "sausage," and black beans. Oh, so good: meaty, spicy and filling. The breakfast rosemary potatoes were cooked perfectly, crispy (not greasy) on the... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

One of the best vegan/vegetarian menus I've seen. Unique menu. The fried artichoke sandwich is a must!! My non vegetarian family was happy as well.

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