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821 Bakery Cafe

821 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5403
+1 804-649-1042
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“tofu scramble” (3 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 today 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 4 weeks ago

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 16 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 18 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 6 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
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Great little place. Busy, great atmosphere. Service was excellent and all 4 meals were great. The rosemary potatoes deserve a special mention, not to be missed.

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Super service and awesome food! For such a small cool place, they offer a great varied menu. Don't be confused! Their address is 825 Cary St. but they are called 821 Cafe! We all got delicious dishes, some vegetarian, some with greek flair, burgers, pasta,...More

Thank Jennlynnmen
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Good food and friendly service with a smile. Had the bacon egg and cheese croissant, fresh and light. Great atmosphere, everyone seems to enjoy their job.

Thank Nolan K
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I visited around 10 AM and found the place almost empty. I sat at the bar and was immediately greeted by the bartender, I guess. He could not have been more pleasant and helpful. I ordered and went to the restroom--I'm a freak for a...More

Thank Yorkriver
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I came here for breakfast and got the tofu scramble with fruit and toast. It was really good. I have always found tofu scramble difficult to make taste right but they hit the nail right on the head and it was delicious! I would definitely...More

Thank Kelsey B
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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
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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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