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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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9:00 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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Great French Toast, OK Omelet

Stopped by seeing the good reviews on TA and am glad we did. Sat right up to the bar where we were promptly serviced with coffee. My wife had seen the Nutella stuffed french toast with sliced bananas and I discovered she had never tasted Nutella before. The bartender promptly turned around and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
C b
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by seeing the good reviews on TA and am glad we did. Sat right up to the bar where we were promptly serviced with coffee. My wife had seen the Nutella stuffed french toast with sliced bananas and I discovered she had never tasted Nutella before. The bartender promptly turned around and asked the kitchen staff for a scoop... More 

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Thank C b
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is a small but quaint café. Had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated for lunch but it was worth the wai.

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Thank 5Parks
Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This place isn't very big so you will probably have to wait a few to be seated. With that said the wait is well worth it. The food is to die for. We have been several times in last few months just so that we could try more stuff on the menu. Have yet to find anything we don't like... More 

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Thank erikantwo
King George, Virginia
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100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We had to wait 10 minutes to be seated for brunch but it was well worth the wait. The staff is was attentive to our needs.

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Thank John S
Richmond, United States
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Great little restaurant in the Virginia Commonwealth University area. Large menu for all palates and includes many breakfast options as well. Service is great, and the food is awesome! A great place to go and just have fun and enjoy the food. I am not vegetarian, but I ordered the black bean sweet potato burger with fries. Both were great... More 

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Thank Mary R D
Powhatan, Virginia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Lindsay H
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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Thank MalvernMadness
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 via mobile

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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Thank geosnipe
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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Thank FamMar
Richmond, Va
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?