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821 Bakery Cafe

821 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5403
+1 804-649-1042
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“french toast” (7 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
821 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5403
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

I came here specifically because the menu online said they were still serving breakfast. They serve breakfast here until 4pm and the menu is fantastic. Cute and quaint location with street parking near VCU parking deck. Full bar, Self seating, a little small so great...More

Thank Wiggy202
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Great for eating and people watching. Vegan and non-vegan can find a good meal reasonably priced. I’m not vegan but love bed the vegan chili and a “chicken” salad vegan sandwich. Wife had her regular non-vegan eggs. Daughter had complete vegan meal that was excellent...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 September 2018

A short walk across the VCU Monroe Park campus, my son and I had a delicious breakfast. The food is fresh and the portions are large. He loves biscuits and gravy. The biscuit was three to four inches in diameter and the gravy offered was...More

Thank MaryBee_21
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Ate breakfast here twice in the past month. Both times, every item we had was very fresh and of the highest quality. Biscuit was light, fluffy and flavorful. Rosemary potatoes were cooked to perfection and seasoned exquisitely. Good-sized omelet had perfectly crisp bacon and real...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Since moving to the Fan four years ago, we've eaten out, on average, two nights a week, and have rarely had a meal I would call disappointing. Tonight, however, was one of those rare nights. Overcooked bean burger, served on a dry and over-toasted bun,...More

Thank C M
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Not sure why this place was so busy. The breakfast burritos were bland, and the tofu scramble was nothing worth paying for. I didn’t see our server again after we ordered until our check was ready, so the service was pretty poor.

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Look at the title^, get on google maps, and then come here for the wonderful brunch. If you prefer the highly finished and refinished large space of French restaurants and such, clear your mind of any preconceptions. This cafe has such amazing food at great...More

Thank jbedichek9287
Reviewed 17 March 2018

This small restaurant is more or less on the VCU campus and is very close to Altria Theatre. On a very busy Saturday night when there was a home basketball game, folks coming from a matinee concert at Altria and others of us heading to...More

Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Small place, good food, popular among locals! Every staff member was awesome! We had to wait about a half hour to get in. Even with people waiting outside, the staff doesn't make you feel rushed. The bacon and Brie omelet was delish as was the...More

Thank JenRob860
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Cool little place on Carey Street by VCU. Good food. Well known for brunch but good for dinner also. Beer on tap.

Thank PlymouthSatellite
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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: +1 804-649-1042
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