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821 Bakery Cafe

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821 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5403
(804) 649-1042
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Fried Artichoke! Great Service, too!

Fun, casual cafe with good food. Our server was attentive and lovely in all of her interactions with our group. The fried artichokes were a first for us, and we gobbled them quickly. The rest of our meal was fine, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Highland Springs, Virginia, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

When they have these, get them. The most delicious, best possible vegan bring item in the RVA. They make me very happy every single time.

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Richmond
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I had the BLT with avocado and orzo dish on the side. Great food at a good price with a casual atmosphere.

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RVA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My new go to since I have no kitchen due to renovations. Friendly staff and well prepared food in a cozy atmosphere. Seriously, I'm here once a week :)

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Bel Air, MD
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great little cafe, funky vibe, creative menu and decor. I had the black bean sweet potato burger (veg). Delicious, served with a side of FRESH fruit. My daughter had turkey croissant sandwich, big portions and low prices. Perfect spot by VCU, parking garage across the street. $1 for two hours of parking!

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Richmond, Va
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is my go-to place for cheap eats/casual food. It helps that it is walking distance from my house, but even if it wasn't, it would still be number one. The menu has a wide variety of offerings, but not too wide that the quality suffers. They have their own unique twist on some classic items (like their biscuits) and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Fun, casual cafe with good food. Our server was attentive and lovely in all of her interactions with our group. The fried artichokes were a first for us, and we gobbled them quickly. The rest of our meal was fine, too.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The service was a slow, but the food made up for it. I ordered the vegan burrito and it was fantastic, stuffed full of tasty things. Tons of people, so get there early

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Long Island, New York
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126 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

821 Cafe has a cool hole-in-the-wall atmosphere with retro style tables. They have a large menu (with breakfast items served until the afternoon) of salads, sandwiches, subs, burgers, pastas etc. There are a lot of vegetarian and vegan options, as well as plenty of meat items. The portabello & brie on a croissant roll was very good and my party... More 

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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The 821 Cafe offers a great selection of breakfast choices with something for everyone. Their Signature Omelets are unique and excellent. They have choices for vegans, vegetarians, and others.

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New Jersey
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We kind of stumbled upon this place while searching for a spot to have lunch. It is fairly small but homey feeling. Tables are 1950's kitchen tables (which I remember from my youth). Booths are very low and worn which adds a certain character to the place though makes eating a tiny bit awkward. I had the black bean burrito... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 821 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5403
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804) 649-1042

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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