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821 Bakery Cafe

Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Diner
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821 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5403
(804) 649-1042
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Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 21
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 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
Vegan Burrito a must

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

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

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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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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alexandria, va
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had lox and bagel plate, and Nutella-stuffed french toast.....all terrific. Nice service....seats could be more comfortable, but we weren't there so long as to make it hard on the back. But, sit at a table, not a booth.

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

It was ok. Had an omelet with sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes. There was a black tinge on the omelet, the bacon was soggy, and the biscuit was huge. The biscuit also tasted funny, like it was placed to closely under a gas burner to heat, which left a nasty gas flavor on the biscuit. I'd skip it if I had... More 

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NC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were traveling from NC to NY and perused the web for a good breakfast place. Breakfast burrito was awesome, kids had pancakes (huge, really huge), hubby had the big meat (?). It was all good. This place is kinda funky with a good vibe. Our family of five wouldn't be their usual patron in this college area, but that... More 

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Reston VA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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: Coffee Shop, Bakeries, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?