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821 Bakery Cafe

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821 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5403
(804) 649-1042
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are now probably more than 100 places to eat and meet, but my friends, who are alumnae from the English Literature MA Program, only think of congregating at 821. I always order their cheese steak sub, which is as good as anything not made in South Philly. Another friend orders the dinner size tuna salad, either grilled or blackened.... More 

Thank Murray E
Yorktown, Virginia
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Comfort food, done very well. I had the fried artichoke hearts and the catfish bites. Both came fresh and piping hot with a sweet chili sauce on the side. I asked for and was promptly served a side of mayo for the artichoke hearts, as the spicy sauce didn't really compliment the flavor. They have burgers, salads, omelets, wraps, and... More 

Thank Hsteinmiller
Richmond, Virginia
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The menu selection is great and we loved that they serve breakfast @ 3:00 p.m. I had the breakfast burrito with rosemary potatoes and it was very tasty. My husband was loving the French toast with choc chips. The place is cozy. Didn't have to wait long. Service is great. Parking was easy as well which surprised us. The burgers... More 

Thank LishaRVA
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Great family spot! The kids had pancakes and ate every bite. I had French toast and also ate it up! Good vegan options - the tofu vegan breakfast burrito that my husband ordered was tasty. His potatoes were really good. Funky, comfortable, colorful atmosphere. Would definitely come back. Want to do lunch or dinner next time we're in town!

Thank Mamacjo
Arlington, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

We stopped in here for breakfast and were not disappointed. The selection is great, the place is funky, and our waitress gave us lots of suggestions for places to visit in the area. I only wish we could have come back for lunch and dinner. They offer something for everyone, from the meat eater to the vegetarian. Even the coffee... More 

Thank Chris B
Richmond, Virginia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

We came to 821 after walking out of another local eatery where the service was very rude. At 821 we were promptly greeted with a smile, pleasantries and a menu. I had an omelet with fresh fruit. My companion had something with a small salad. The food was good, the fruit was fresh and flavorful as was the salad. All... More 

Thank Diva0614
Mineola, New York
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126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

I think I liked almost everything about this place. It was inexpensive and light food. It wasnt greasy either and the food comes out fairly quick. I got the beef chilli, the turkey croissant and the nutella stuffed banana french toast. The food was pretty decent and I only have one complaint - there were one too many flies in... More 

Thank Gladwin G
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

A budget friendly locale, but come with a big appetite. The food is good and the servers are polite and prompt. The restaurant has had to overcome the challenge of a small building, so be prepared to get to know the three hairy hipster guys sitting at the same table.

Thank alex C
Silver Spring, Maryland
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

After touring the historic Hollywood Cemetery for a couple of hours, my group of four was looking for a nearby restaurant for a quick lunch before hitting the road to travel back home. Luckily, we decided to give this cafe a try because of its location and high ranking by other TripAdvisor users. This cafe is only a few blocks... More 

Thank CharlesEliot
Richmond, Virginia
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166 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

We were getting ready to see the Lion King at the Altria Theater and were running short on time. We needed somewhere close and quick. Pulled up Yelp, and BAM 821 Cafe it is! The weather was nice so we sat out on the patio. Excellent people watching in this location. The sun was setting in my eyes and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 821 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5403
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804) 649-1042

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?