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821 Bakery Cafe

821 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5403
(804) 649-1042
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Ranked #124 of 1,361 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Aug 18, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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42 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
Reston VA
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Came upon this place when my son had freshman orientation at VCU and had a great omelette breakfast there. When we dropped him off to attend his freshman year, my husband & I went back to this sweet little spot. It a very funky, collegiate cafe, but don't let the homey atmosphere fool you--they have great food here with some... More

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Sandston, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Met friends for Friday night dinner....we went for draft microbrews and the varied, interesting $5 small plates, vegetarians options. Excellent service. The place is small, not sure why I am sharing this secret actually....mostly because they deserve a fab review!!!!

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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 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
64 reviews 64 reviews
48 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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