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821 Bakery Cafe

#113 of 1,262 Restaurants in Richmond
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821 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5403
+1 804-649-1042
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08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Durham, North Carolina
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend recommended we have breakfast here while visiting Richmond. When we arrived there was a short wait before we were seated. The restaurant is very small and there are shared tables in the middle. We both ordered the Union Cakes and they were to die for. The pancakes were so big that we could have split an order and... More 

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Thank Carrie S
Pittsburgh
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch because we have a vegan in the bunch and the food is very good. I unfortunately cannot eat onions and there is a lot of it in the recipes so it was a little more challenging for me. The service was great! And the experience was even better! Very affordable and fresh. We all loved... More 

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1 Thank RoadtripR4Me
midlothian, VA
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77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is my go to place when I'm in the VCU area. This tiny restaurant has great servers (kudos to David for last Thursday nite). They have a varied menu and a lot of vegetarian selections if you like to go veggie. Thursday I had the baked spaghetti which came with a great salad, and a couple pieces of garlic... More 

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1 Thank sharon c
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stopped here for a quick meal before seeing a play at the Altria theater. I had passed 821 many, many times and always wanted to stop, but never made the time. We were lucky enough to get the last table. Our waitress was kind and attentive. I had the grilled ham and cheese with fries and my friend had... More 

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Hamilton, AL
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Had a late breakfast here. Ate the blueberry pancakes and fruit bowl. There were five of us at the table and all ate something different, and all five were most impressed with the food. The coffee was also quite good. Our service was excellent. This place stays packed, so getting a seat is a roll of the dice. We saw... More 

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1 Thank Todd C
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 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 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 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 

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Richmond, Virginia
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 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 

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1 Thank LishaRVA
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 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!

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1 Thank Mamacjo
Arlington, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 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 

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1 Thank Chris B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?